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Micropropagation of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)

  • J. H. Dodds
  • D. Silva-Rodriguez
  • P. Tovar
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 19)

Abstract

The potato is one of the world’s most economically important crop plants. Subjecting the plant to a period of thermotherapy followed by meristem culture now routinely allows the production of pathogen-tested (virus-free) stock cultures, and in vitro cultures free from bacteria, fungi, and viruses are used for micro-propagation of large quantities of disease-free plants (Quak 1977; Bajaj 1981; Lizarraga et al. 1986; Estrella 1987). These disease-free plants form the nuclear stock of material in a potato seed tuber program. Disease-free plants are high-yielding and produce tubers of better marketable quality and resulting higher price.

Keywords

Gibberellic Acid Solanum Tuberosum Seed Tuber Stem Segment Tuber Initiation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Dodds
  • D. Silva-Rodriguez
  • P. Tovar
    • 1
  1. 1.International Potato CenterLimaPeru

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