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Efficient Micropropagation of Pear Germplasm Using Soot Tips and Nodal Explants
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Plant Resources
  • Volume 28, Issue 6,  2015, pp.690-696
  • Publisher : The Plant Resources Society of Korea
  • DOI : 10.7732/kjpr.2015.28.6.690
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Efficient Micropropagation of Pear Germplasm Using Soot Tips and Nodal Explants
Yi, JungYoon; Lee, GiAn; Chung, JongWook; Lee, YoungYi; Gwag, JaeGyun; Lee, SeokYoung;
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We micropropagated pear (Pyrus species) using shoot tips and nodal explants from three pear genotypes. The ability to establish shoot tip cultures, proliferate shoots, induce rooting, and acclimatize the resulting plantlets are all elements of in vitro micropropagation. Shoots were induced from shoot tips on Murashige and Skoog medium (MS) with five different plant growth regulator combinations. The highest shoot formation rates were achieved for the three genotypes using MS supplemented with 1.0 mg/L N6-benzyladenine (BA) and 0.1 mg/L gibberellic acid (GA3). The maximum shoot number and shoot length for the three cultivars were recorded with 2.0 mg/L BA and 0.2 mg/L indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) in multiplication medium using nodal explants produced from microshoots. Nodal explants with one or two axillary buds cultured for three weeks initiated roots on medium supplemented with various concentrations of 1-naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA) or/and IBA in half-strength MS medium for adventitious rooting. The highest rooting response was with the combination of 0.2 mg/L NAA and 0.2 mg/L IBA. A combination of NAA and IBA resulted in a significant increase in the rooting ratio over NAA or IBA alone. In this medium, the root formation rate according to ranged from 68.9% for the BaeYun No. 3 genotype to 51.8% for the Hwanggeum genotype. We also investigated the influence of the concentration the polyamine phloroglucinol in rooting medium. For all three genotypes, the highest rooting ratio, longest root length, and greatest root number were observed in the treatments with 75-150 mg/L phloroglucinol. Most rooted plants were acclimatized successfully.
Micropropagation;Pear;Germplasm;Shoot tip;Nodal explant;
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