ISSN: 0041-3216

ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 65 Number 4
Research Papers
Micropropagation of Musa AAA cv. Poyo in the Ivory Coast
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An improved micropropagation method for the Poyo banana clone is described. Main apices of sucker buds and lateral buds are stimulated by a high concentration of benzyladenine in the absence of auxin. After transplantation, shoot proliferation is achieved with the same concentration of cytokinin. Shoot elongation and rooting are obtained simultaneously on a medium containing no phytohormone and 10 g l-1 sucrose. Rooting is improved when the bottoms of the culture tubes with the medium are set in darkness; rooting is then maximal at 97.9%.
Keywords: Musa cv. Poyo; Micropropagation; In vitro weanings