A method is described for rapid multiplication from axillary buds of six Mentha species. Nodal segments from one-year old plants were grown on Murashige and Skoog medium (BMS), supplemented with BAP (1.0; 2.0 mg/l) and KIN (1.0 mg/l) and kept at 28 ± 1°C under fluorescent light for 30 days. After this period, several shoots (15–20 shoots per explant) with roots were produced which were placed in soil for further growth.
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Rech, E.L., Pires, M.J.P. Tissue culture propagation of Mentha spp. by the use of axillary buds. Plant Cell Reports 5, 17–18 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00269708
- Tissue Culture
- Fluorescent Light
- Rapid Multiplication
- Nodal Segment
- Skoog Medium