Somatic Embryogenesis in Bananas and Plantains (Musa Clones and Species)

  • A. D. Krikorian
  • M. E. Scott
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 31)

Abstract

The genus Musa (bananas and plantains, family Musaceae) comprises about 25 species. The main center of diversity of these tree-like herbaceous monocotyledons is southeast Asia, but edible fruit and ornamental varieties have long been grown widely in the tropics and subtropics of both hemispheres.

Keywords

Sucrose Corn Agar Germinate Stein 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. D. Krikorian
    • 1
  • M. E. Scott
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Cell BiologyState University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA

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