Oocarpa Pine (Pinus Oocarpa var. Oocarpa Schiede)

  • Alejandra Lara-Chavez
  • Ulrika Egertsdotter
  • Barry S. FlinnEmail author
Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 84)


Pinus oocarpa var. oocarpa Schiede (Pinophyta, Pinales, Pinaceae subgenus Pinus) is an economically-important conifer of Mexico and Central America. Clonal propagation methods are required to capture the genetic gains obtained through traditional breeding, for the rapid production of elite stock, as well for the introduction of desirable genes via genetic engineering technologies. However, little attention has been paid to the development of tissue culture protocols for P. oocarpa. Here, we outline the clonal propagation process via somatic embryogenesis for this species.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandra Lara-Chavez
    • 1
  • Ulrika Egertsdotter
    • 2
  • Barry S. Flinn
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Forest Resources and Environmental ConservationVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Advanced Plant Technology ProgramClemson UniversityClemsonUSA

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