Current Status on Application of in Vitro Technologies for Propagation of Estate Crops
In order to overcome the limitations frequently encountered in the mass propagation of superior planting materials for the fast expanding plantations, BRIEC has developed micro propagation technologies for each of the major plantation crops. Development of in vitro methods for plant regeneration and multiplication has been achieved in rubber, oil palm and coffee through somatic embryogenesis. Propagules so derived have been rooted, acclimatized and successfully established in soil. Evaluation for phenotypic and genotypic fidelity of the transplants is underway.
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