Woody Plant Micropropagation with Cytokinins

  • J. W. Einset
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 17)


Micropropagation is an important technology for multiplying several species of woody plants. In the US alone, about 30 million woody plant propagules for the nursery trade, with a market value of approximately US $15 million, are produced annually micropropagation. When compared with other potential markets in plant biotechnology (e.g., hybrid seed corn is a $1.5 billion-per-annum market in the US), the commercial value of woody plant micropropagation is small. Nevertheless, micropropagation’s impact on woody plant technology during the last 15 years has been substantial (Torrey 1985; Zimmerman et al. 1986). If the technology could be extended to hard-to-propagate species that are not currently amenable to micropropagation, its commercial use as a tool r rapid clonal multiplication and for producing disease-free propagules could be ded significantly (Kyte 1983; Dirr and Heuser 1987; Einset 1987b).


Woody Plant Shoot Multiplication Endogenous Cytokinin Cytokinin Content Cytokinin Biosynthesis 
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  • J. W. Einset
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  1. 1.EniChem AmericasMonmouth JunctionUSA

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