Micropropagation of Mammillaria Species (Cactaceae)

  • A. Rubluo
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 40)

Abstract

The genus Mammillaria, the largest in the Cactaceae family, constitutes one of the most popular groups of cacti. This popularity lies basically in the huge variability of the genus, in its forms, color of flowers, its small size, and relative ease of culture and maintenance, all of which make it a horticultural favorite. Unfortunately, these factors mean that many species of the group are threatened with extinction. The following sections present a brief description of this genus.

Keywords

Sucrose Magnesium Germinate Hunt Calcium Carbonate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Rubluo
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  1. 1.The Botanical Garden, Institute of BiologyUNAMMexicoD. F. Mexico

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