Year: 2013 | Month: November | Volume 6 | Issue 4s

An Efficient Protocol for Large-Scale Plantlet Production from the Apical Meristem of Musa Paradisiaca L. cv ‘Nendran

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Abstract: <div>Banana is the most popular commercial fruit crop grown in more than 132 countries throughout the world. India is the most productive, producing 26.2 million tons of fruits in 2008, with a yield of 3,698 kg/ha . In vitro micropropagation has played a key role in clonal propagation of banana for obtaining large numbers of homogenous plants and breeding of plantains and bananas . Regeneration via a callus phase is a less desirable for in vitro plant recovery due to high frequencies of genetic aberrations .Plant multiplication from meristems, shoot tips, and other tissues without intermediate callus formations is therefore more desirable, enabling higher frequencies of plants which are genetically stable and homogenous. Among several varieties of banana cultivated in Kerala, the Nendran variety occupies the first choice among Keralites as the fruit is in good demand in the State. The present</div><div>study was carried out to develop a rapid multiple shoot production for large scale cultivation of this variety.</div>

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