PROPAGATION OF SHOOTS AND BULB GROWTH OF TULIP IN VITRO

M. Hulscher, H.T. Krijgsheld, P.C.G. van der Linde
A method for micropropagation of tulip is described. Shoots were generated from stem explants and axillary buds on media with a-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA), N6-[2-isopentenyl]adenine (2iP) and 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP) or Zeatine. Shoots with a meristem were selected. Propagation of these shoots was possible by cutting them longitudinally. Single shoots formed bulbs after a cold treatment on a medium with 70 g/l sucrose without plant growth regulators. These bulbs were planted in soil. They emerged for 30–100% depending on the weight of the bulbs. After the growing season new bulbs were harvested from almost every sprouted bulb.
Hulscher, M., Krijgsheld, H.T. and van der Linde, P.C.G. (1992). PROPAGATION OF SHOOTS AND BULB GROWTH OF TULIP IN VITRO. Acta Hortic. 325, 441-446
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.325.60
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.325.60

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