SHOOT MULTIPLICATION OF SOME OLIVE (OLEA EUROPAEA L.) CULTIVARS
This experiment investigated shoot proliferation and the effect of different levels of BAP. Results showed that addition of NAA at 0.05 mgl-1 and BAP at 1.0 mgl-1 to modified OM induced maximum number of shoot buds. Olive explants have been taken from one year old shoots during different periods. Continuos trials using explants from the elite trees throughout the year showed that period between April September was the best season for the explant source for rapid and increased multiplication of axillary buds. Phenolic exudation was also minimum at this period.