Isolation and Culture of Citrus Protoplasts

  • Aliza Vardi
  • Esra Galun
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 8)


Citrus fruits rank second only to grapes in world fruit production. Citrus production was estimated in 1985 at a total of approximately 60 million metric tons (FAO 1985). Oranges comprise the most important Citrus product in world trade, followed by grapefruit, mandarins (which have recently increased, especially on the European market) and lemons. In addition to fresh fruits, large quantities of sweet orange, grapefruit and mandarin are processed into juice, concentrates, squashes and other products.


Sweet Orange Callus Line Protoplast Culture Plant Cell Tissue Organ Cult Citrus Sinensis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aliza Vardi
    • 1
  • Esra Galun
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani CenterInstitute of HorticultureBet DaganIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Plant GeneticsThe Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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