Micropropagation of Passiflora Species (Passionfruit)

  • R. A. Drew
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 39)


The genus Passiflora (family Passifloraceae) comprises 400 species, of which 50 to 60 bear edible fruits (Martin and Nakasone 1970); however, the genus is as well known for its colourful flowers. Most of the Passiflora species are indigenous to tropical and South America but about 40 occur in Asia, the South Pacific Islands, Australia and Madagascar (Purseglove 1968).


Passion Fruit Plant Cell Tissue Organ Cult Dark Incubation Meristem Culture Nodal Section 
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  • R. A. Drew
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  1. 1.Department of Primary IndustriesRedlands Research StationClevelandAustralia

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