Morphohistological examination on somatic embryogenesis of Musa acuminata cv. Mas (AA)

Jalil, M. and Chee, W.W. and Othman, R.Y. and Khalid, N. (2008) Morphohistological examination on somatic embryogenesis of Musa acuminata cv. Mas (AA). Scientia Horticulturae, 117 (4). pp. 335-340. ISSN 03044238, DOI

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Somatic embryogenesis is a routine method in obtaining mass-production of plantlets especially in Musa spp. Somatic embryogenesis is a process characterized by a series of morphological changes leading to plant regeneration. Therefore it is important to identify stages in somatic embryogenesis through morphological and histological characteristics. In this study, stages of somatic embryogenesis through morphohistological study could differentiate between embryogenic callus consisting of somatic embryos and non-embryogenic callus. In Musa spp., globular to torpedo shaped somatic embryos resulted in good suspension cultures followed by recovery of somatic embryos during developmental stage. The morphological observations were supported by histological sections of structures at all particular stages. Histological examination also revealed the vascular connection in germinated somatic embryos which later turned into a complete plantlet.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Banana Cell suspensions Globular and torpedo stages Histology Somatic embryos developmental stage embryonic development fruit germination monocotyledon morphology regeneration Musa Musa acuminata
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: miss munirah saadom
Date Deposited: 07 May 2013 01:59
Last Modified: 07 May 2013 01:59

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