Effect of temperature on graft union formation in mango (Mangifera indica L.). (401)

Authors

  • A.K. Asante School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, P.O. Box 221, Reading, RG6 6AS, United Kingdom
  • J.R. Barnett School of Plant Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, P.O. Box 221, Reading, RG6 6AS, United Kingdom

Keywords:

Mangifera indica L., Apical side veneer, Graft union, Callus formation, Temperature

Abstract

The effect of temperature on graft union formation in mango (Mangifera indica L.) was studied using light microscopy. Graft union was favoured at temperatures of 24 and 28°C but grafts failed to develop at 15 and 20°C. At 38°C, unions formed 20 days after grafting but further exposure to this temperature caused tissue injury and death of callus cells.

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Research Notes