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Pomegranate (Punica granatum L)

  • M. Omura
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 16)


Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) (Fig. 1) is a deciduous fruit tree and has been improved for the purposes of fruit, as well as for ornamental and medicinal usages. It originated in the Middle East (Persia and the surrounding area) and was distributed from the Mediterranean area to East Asia in ancient times (De Candolle 1883).


Adventitious Shoot Shoot Formation Leaf Segment Pollen Fertility Initial Culture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Omura
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  1. 1.Fruit Tree Research StationOkitsu BranchShimizu, ShizuokaJapan

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