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Effect of benzylaminopurine (BAP) pulsing on in vitro shoot multiplication of Musa acuminata (banana) cv. Berangan
African Journal of Biotechnology (2011)
  • Norzulaani Khalid, University of Malaya
Abstract

MS (Murashige and Skoog) media supplemented with benzylaminopurine (BAP) showed that the number of bud formation in shoot cultures of Musa acuminata cv.Berangan during the initiation stage increased proportionately with the concentrations used (11, 22 and 33 μM). However, the highest concentration of BAP (33 μM) simultaneously increased the formation of abnormal shoots. After the first apical bud appeared, explants were transferred to MS medium with lower concentrations of BAP either with or without indole acetic acid (IAA). Proliferation media supplemented with IAA showed enhanced shoot multiplication and elongation but did not help to reduce the abnormality index that occurred

Keywords
  • Adventitious buds Banana Micropropagation Musa acuminata benzyladenine cytokinin indoleacetic acid unclassified drug article budding concentration (parameters) controlled study culture medium in vitro propagation nonhuman plant growth plant reproduction plant tissue culture
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Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Norzulaani Khalid. "Effect of benzylaminopurine (BAP) pulsing on in vitro shoot multiplication of Musa acuminata (banana) cv. Berangan" African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 10 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/norzulaani_khalid/4/