Micropropagation of Japanese Bunching Onion (Allium fistulosum L.) and Its Hybrid (A. fistulosum × A. cepa) Derivatives

  • E. B. Peffley
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 19)


Alliums belong to the family Liliaceae and are of considerable importance worldwide. Tremendous genetic diversity exists among the over 600 species (McCollum 1976), which are found mainly in northern temperate zones (Novak et al. 1986). A. fistulosum is widely grown in East and West Africa and Asia (Tindall 1983). A. fistulosum is most commonly known as the Japanese bunching onion, but is also called the Walsh onion (the word Welsh is derived from the Anglo-Saxon welise and the old German welsche, meaning foreign; it has no association with Wales) (Tindall 1983). Other less common names include the Chinese small onion (Herklots 1972), green bunching onion, spring onion, two-bladed onion, Ciboule (Fr.), Cebolla, Ceboletta (Sp.), Rohtenlauch (Ger.), Pijplook, Bieslook (Neth.), Taai Ts’ung (China), and Kikiyu onion (E. Afr.) (Tindall 1983).


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  • E. B. Peffley
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  1. 1.Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and EntomologyTexas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA

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