Scientific paper

Towards a Protocol for the Micropropagation of Pinus patula

Published in: South African Forestry Journal
Volume 171, issue 1, 1994 , pages: 33–41
DOI: 10.1080/00382167.1994.9629848
Author(s): D.S. McKellar, South Africa, B. Herman, South Africa, M.P. WattDepartment of Biology, South Africa


In this investigation, different approaches to the micropropagation of P. patula were attempted and assessed in order to identify the most promising one for commercial application. Of the regenerative routes investigated, viz. axillary bud proliferation (dwarf shoot formation) from juvenile shoots, adventitious bud production and somatic embryogenesis from young seedlings, the first appears to have the most potential in terms of yield, time in culture and availability of explant material.

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