High efficiency shoot regeneration from callus of quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.).

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  • Callus was induced from leaf segments of aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.) on modified B5 (mB5) medium with 0.1 mg/1 benzyladenine (BA) and 0.5 mg/1 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D). The resulting callus was either subcultured to solidified Woody Plant Medium (WPM) with 0.5 mg/1 BA directly for shoot regeneration or sieved into liquid mB5 medium for suspension culture. After 3 weeks of suspension culture, when the callus clumps grew to 3-4 mm in diameter, they were transferred onto solidified WPM with 0.5 mg/1 BA for shoot regeneration. Almost 100% of the clumps formed shoots on WPM when subcultured directly from mB5 with an average number of 6 shoots per callus. When transferred from suspension culture in mB5 to WPM, an average of 6 shoots per callus were produced from 51% of calli. These shoots could be easily rooted on either mB5 or WPM with 0.2 mg/1 indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) and transferred to pots. Transplanted plants were kept under intermittent mist for 2-4 weeks before normal growth in the green house.
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    Publication Date

  • December 1986
  • Has Subject Area

    Published In

  • Plant Cell Reports  Journal
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    Pubmed Id

  • 24248407
  • Start Page

  • 464
  • End Page

  • 467
  • Volume

  • 5
  • Issue

  • 6