IN VITRO PROLIFERATION OF OLEA EUROPAEA L.: PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS ON THE EFFECT OF EXPLANT ORIENTATION AND SIZE

M. Micheli, T. Gardi
Micropropagation represents an efficient tool for mass propagation of economically important woody plants and its application is proposed also for olive. Nevertheless, some limits could prevent a large diffusion of this technique due to the strong influence of the genotype on the proliferation levels or the marked apical dominance, besides the high cost of zeatin, the most effective growth regulator at stimulating the in vitro olive shoot proliferation. In order to attempt the reduction of the use of expensive nutritive components, the effects of two types of explants (uninodal and binodal) and their orientation (vertical and horizontal) were investigated on the proliferation rate of the cultivar ‘Moraiolo’.
Micheli, M. and Gardi, T. (2015). IN VITRO PROLIFERATION OF OLEA EUROPAEA L.: PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS ON THE EFFECT OF EXPLANT ORIENTATION AND SIZE. Acta Hortic. 1083, 585-588
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1083.78
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1083.78
explant orientation, multiplication rate, nodes, olive, zeatin
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Acta Horticulturae