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Title:  Desiccation and ABA treatment improves conversion of somatic embryos to plantlets in banana (Musa spp.) cv. Rasthali (AAB)
Authors: Srinivas, L
Ganapathi, T R
Suprasanna, P
Bapat, V A
Keywords: banana;somatic embryos;abscisic acid;desiccation
Issue Date: Oct-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code:  Int. Cl.8 A01H4/00
Abstract:  Somatic embryos of banana cv. Rasthali were subjected to 0-8 h desiccation and abscisic acid (ABA) treatment for improving plant conversion. Somatic embryos exposed to 10 M ABA followed by 2 h desiccation exhibited an increase in plant conversion (66%) compared to control (56%). Embryos treated with ABA followed by 2 h desiccation survived up to 5 weeks with 56% plant conversion upon storage at 10°C. This study suggests that combined treatment of banana somatic embryos with ABA and desiccation can improve conversion frequency.
Page(s): 521-526
ISSN: 0975-0967 (Online); 0972-5849 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJBT Vol.05(4) [October 2006]

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