Micropropagation of Gerbera

  • J.-P. Reynoird
  • J. Meynet
  • J.-C. Caissard
  • D. Chriqui
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 40)


The genus Gerbera (Compositae family), covers around 30 herbaceous and perennial species originating from southern and eastern Africa, South America, and Asia (Nepal, Manchuria). The plants remain vegetative until the initiation of a rosette of 7–26 leaves, then become reproductive and produce capitula. Growth is sympodial, progressing by the reactivation of the axillary bud located at the axil of the penultimate leaf; this bud initiates three leaves before turning reproductive (Leffring 1978).


Leaf Explants Adventitious Shoot Plant Cell Tissue Organ Cult Involucral Bract Shoot Cluster 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-P. Reynoird
    • 1
  • J. Meynet
    • 2
  • J.-C. Caissard
    • 3
  • D. Chriqui
    • 3
  1. 1.Station d’Amélioration des espèces fruitières et ornementalesINRABeaucouzéFrance
  2. 2.Station d’Amélioration des plantes florales La GaudineINRASaint-AygulfFrance
  3. 3.Laboratoire CEMVUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieParis Cedex 05France

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