Cryopreservation of Germplasm of Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis)

  • M. N. Normah
  • H. F. Chin
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 32)


The genus Hevea (family Euphorbiaceae) consists of nine species, namely H. brasiliensis, H. benthamiana, H. camporum, H. guianensis, H. microphylla, H. nitida, H. pauciflora, H. rigidifolia, and H. spruceana (Baldwin 1947). Of these, H. brasiliensis (Wild.) Muell.-Arg. is the only commercial species and the primary source of natural rubber. Three other species, H. benthamiana, H. pauciflora, and H. spruceana are used as sources of resistance to South American Leaf Blight (Ho 1979).


Somatic Embryo Natural Rubber Zygotic Embryo Embryonic Axis Rubber Seed 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. N. Normah
    • 1
  • H. F. Chin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Botany, Faculty of Life SciencesUniversiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaBangiMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Faculty of AgricultureUniversiti Pertanian MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia

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