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Somatic Embryogenesis and its Consequences in the Gramineae

  • Indra K. Vasil
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Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 32)

Abstract

There are 2 principal pathways of plant regeneration in tissue cultures: organogenesis (shoot morphogenesis) and somatic embryogenesis. Organogenesis is accomplished by the development of axillary buds in cultured shoot segments or by the de novo organization of shoot meristems in callus tissues. The shoots are later rooted to give rise to plants. Somatic embryos are formed both in callus and cell suspension cultures and directly give rise to plants. The development of axillary shoot buds is perhaps the most common phenomenon, and is widely exploited in the large-scale clonal propagation of horticultural plants.

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Somatic Embryo Somatic Embryogenesis Plant Regeneration Embryogenic Callus Pearl Millet 
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  • Indra K. Vasil
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  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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