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In Vitro Propagation of Forest Trees by Tissue Culture

Many plantlets were produced from the axillary shoots through micropropagation and regenerated from calli by tissue culture in two poplar species, but only one plantlet was regenerated from callus which was derived from cotyledon in white spruce. Young leaf pieces were the best material for callus induction and adventitious shoot production in poplars while cotyledons were best for white spruce because of their embryonic characteristic and the amount of material available.

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Author(s): A. Y. Raj, R. H. Ho, Louis Zsuffa

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Northeastern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1982

Section: Session 4