Micropropagation of Prunus tenella (Dwarf Russian Almond)

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

Abstract

The dwarf Russian almond (Prunus tenella, 2n = 16) belongs to the section Amygdalus of the family Rosaceae, and it is supposed to be a close parent of P. communis, the sweet almond (Krisa 1985). Two varieties of P. tenella exist: var. Alba, with white flowers and var. Gessleriana, with pink flowers (Chaudun 1982). In this second variety belongs the cv. Firehill, which has crimson-pink flowers and is the most important cultivar used as an ornamental (Fig. 1).

Keywords

Sucrose Europe Dehydration Alba Dium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Bouza
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physiologie du Développement des Plantes (C-156), URA 1180 CNRSUniversité Paris VIParis Cedex 05France

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