Micropropagation of Persian Walnut (Juglans regia L.)

  • C. Leslie
  • G. McGranahan
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 18)


The English or Persian walnut (Juglans regia L.), a member of the Juglandaceae, is native to the mountain ranges of central Asia (McGranahan and Leslie 1990). This species of walnut is valued commercially for its nuts and in some areas for its timber. It is now extensively cultivated in North and South America, Europe, Asia and to a limited extent in North Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Related species include the black walnuts (J. nigra, J. hindsii, J. major), butternut (J. cinerea), pecans and hickories (Carya spp.), and wingnuts (Pterocarya spp.).


Somatic Embryo Adventitious Root Zygotic Embryo Axillary Shoot Embryonic Axis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Leslie
  • G. McGranahan
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  1. 1.Department of PomologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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