Clonal propagation of banana (Musa spp.) cultivar 'BARI-1' (AAA genome, Sapientum Subgroup)

  • Chapter Authors : Azam, F.M.S.; Islam, S.; Rahmatullah, M.; Zaman, A.

  • Document type : Conference paper

  • Year of publication : 2010

  • Conference : International Conference on Banana and Plantain in Africa on Harnessing International Partnerships to Increase Research Impact, Mombasa, Kenya, 2008/10/05-09

  • Book title : Acta Horticulturae 879

  • Editors : Dubois, T.; Hauser, S.; Staver, C.; Coyne, D.

  • Publisher(s) : ISHS

  • Place of publication : Leuven, Belgium

  • ISBN : 978-90-6605-593-3

  • Pages : 537-544

  • Language(s) : English

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    This study describes a method of clonal propagation for one of the elite cultivars of banana developed by the Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI). The principal characters of this cultivar 'BARI-1' (AAA genome, Sapientum subgroup) are its sweetness, good smell and high yield, which have made this particular cultivar popular in Bangladesh. In vitro cormlets were formed within 2-3 weeks when meristems were carefully isolated from field-grown plants and after proper sterilization implanted in semisolid Murashige and Skoog (MS) media fortified with 2.0 mg L-2 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP). Rate of shoot proliferation increased considerably with the synergistic effect of BAP and Kinetin. Regeneration of cormlets was geared up and shoot multiplication occurred when MS was enriched with 2.0 mg L-1 BAP and 1.0 mg L-1 Kinetin. With the increase of subculture (up to 9th maximum), frequency of shoot proliferation was enhanced...


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  • Musalit document ID : IN110076

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