Micropropagation of Aegle marmelos Corr. (Bael)

  • M. Hossain
  • R. Islam
  • O. I. Joarder
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 39)

Abstract

Aegle marmelos, Corr., commonly known as bael, is medium-sized slow-growing deciduous spiny woody fruit tree of the tropics (Fig. 1). It belongs to the family Rutaceae, in which polyembryony is a common phenomenon (Melchior 1964; Rangaswamy 1981). Its flowers are sweet-scented and bloom during the spring. It takes 10–12 months from flowering to fruit ripening. Fruits are large, globose, ovoid or pyriform, green when unripe and turn yellow-brown when ripe. Seeds are embedded in aromatic, sweet, thick pulp. The testa is woody and the seeds are oblong, compressed; the embryo has a thick fleshy cotyledon.

Keywords

Sucrose Agar Steam Propa Lution 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hossain
    • 1
  • R. Islam
    • 1
  • O. I. Joarder
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of RajshahiRajshahiBangladesh

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