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Chinese Gooseberry, Kiwifruit (Actinidia spp.)

  • Z.-G. Huang
  • C.-Y. Tan
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 6)


Successful research on tissue cultures of Chinese gooseberry and their application have been carried out. Harada (1975) first reported organ cultures of Chinese gooseberry. He used fragments originating from stem or root of 5 mm in diameter and 1.5 cm in length. The material included male and female plants of Actinidia chinensis Planch. Shoots, roots and embryoids formed in the cultures. Several researchers continued these studies which are summarized in Table 1. Commercial propagation of the plants of A. chinensis Planch. by tissue culture has also been carried out in Italy (Zuccherelli and Zuccherelli 1981). This article will introduce the methods and results of the cultures of several kinds of explants of Actinidia.


Female Plant Induction Rate Stem Explants Fruit Flesh Complete Plantlet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z.-G. Huang
  • C.-Y. Tan
    • 1
  1. 1.Zhengzhou Institute of PomologyChinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesZhengzhou, HenanChina

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