MAXIMUM UTILIZATION OF PINEAPPLE CROWNS FOR MICROPROPAGATION

M. Fitchet-Purnell
A technique for maximum production of pineapple (Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.) plants from minimal propagation material is described. The in vitro culture of lateral buds obtained from the crowns of pineapple need not be limited to those buds that are easily visible. Undeveloped buds can also be used successfully for cloning by sectioning the crown apical dome region and culturing these sections on Murashige and Tucker (MT) medium with naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA), indolebutyric acid (IBA) and kinetin (K) (2 mg L-1 each). Developing plantlets were multiplied in liquid MT medium with NAA (2 mg L-1) and K (2 mg L-1). A low cost method to transport rooted plantlets over long distances was devised.
Fitchet-Purnell, M. (1993). MAXIMUM UTILIZATION OF PINEAPPLE CROWNS FOR MICROPROPAGATION. Acta Hortic. 334, 325-330
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1993.334.33
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1993.334.33

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