Organogenesis from internodal segments of yellow passion fruit
Organogenesis induction from internodal segments of yellow passionfruit (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa) was obtained in a medium supplemented with 1.0-4.0 mg L-1 benzylaminopurine (BAP). Callus proliferation and adventitious shoot development were analyzed by light and scanning electron microscopy. Callus proliferation and adventitious shoots were observed simultaneously and continuously, with asynchronous development of shoots in the explants. Proliferation of callus was observed in the explant cut ends in all treatments, including the control. The results show that concentrations of 1.0 or 2.0 mg L-1 BAP gave better rate of organogenesis. Higher concentrations were efficient for the induction of adventitious buds and, were, however, detrimental for subsequent shoot development. Growth and rooting of shoots were obtained in half strength medium without growth regulators.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2000