FRUIT CULTURES MICROPROPAGATION IN MOLDAVIA

N.M. ABRAMENKO, R.V. STAKANOVA, A.M. THCERNETS
Horticulture intensification in Moldavia, as well as the rest of the country, requires a great quantity of high-quality planting material. Considering this problem, our institute began to develop the technology of rapid microclonal propagation of some fruit cultures, which is more effective now, judging from the foreign literary data (Boxus et al., 1977; Jones, 1979; Zuccherelli, 1979; Cheng, 1980 ; Zimmerman, Broome, 1980 ; Loreti, Morini, 1983).

The rootstocks of apple M-26, M-27, some rootstocks of cherry, sweet cherry, plum and apricot and also the varieties of cherry, sweet cherry and plum were successfully propagated and rooted on the modified Jones medium. In nonsterile conditions about 60 – 70 % of plants were alive. Some details of micropropagation method are developed now. Strawberry intensive growing was received on the modified Boxus medium.

After replanting for adaptation 80 – 90 % of meristematic plants were alive. Use of micropropagation method resulted in the producing of several millions of strawberry high-quality seedlings.

ABRAMENKO, N.M., STAKANOVA, R.V. and THCERNETS, A.M. (1987). FRUIT CULTURES MICROPROPAGATION IN MOLDAVIA. Acta Hortic. 212, 584-584
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1987.212.94
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1987.212.94

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