Effect of Explant Type on Shoot Proliferation and Physical Support on Root Initiation for a Range of Horticultural Species

  • James F. Hutchinson
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 32)


The use of shoot-tip culture is well-established for the rapid propagation of many species. Proliferating shoot cultures generally fall into one of 2 types: those that form a mass of shoots from the base, e. g., gerbera and venus fly trap, and those with a branched structure, e. g., apple, cherry, and rose. The former are subcultured by dividing the shoot clumps, and the latter by removing the shoot-tips and often discarding the remainder.


Shoot Proliferation Explant Type Apple Cultivar Root Initiation Physical Support 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • James F. Hutchinson
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  1. 1.Department of AgricultureHorticultural Research InstituteFerntree GullyAustralia

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