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Trees IV pp 217-230 | Cite as

Metroxylon sagu Rottb. (Sago Palm)

  • S. Hisajima
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Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 35)

Abstract

The term sago and its derivatives are widely used to express starch in the region where the starch-yielding palm grows (Dransfield 1976; Johnson 1976; Kiew 1976). Different palm species accumulate starch in their trunks (Dransfield 1976; Johnson 1976; Ruddle 1976; Jong 1991). Sometimes the word sago palm indicates a starch-yielding palm. The examples are (Metroxylon sagu Rottb.), Eugeissona utilis Becc., Arenga pinnata (Wurmb.), and Caryota mitis Lour. Metroxylon sagu Rottb. (Kiew 1976), common name sago palm, is of commercial value (Fig. 1), definition “commercial” indicating that starch available from sago palm is sometimes sold in local markets. In this chapter Metroxylon sagu Rottb. is referred to as sago palm. Fruits or seeds of sago palm are like golf balls in shape and size. Embryos have been excised from fruits or seeds, as shown in Fig. 2.

Keywords

Somatic Embryogenesis Activate Charcoal Adventitious Shoot Multiple Shoot Embryo Culture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Hisajima
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  1. 1.Institute of Applied BiochemistryUniversity of TsukubaIbarakiJapan

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