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Crucial stages and process for successful banana micropropagation through plant tissue cultutre techniques


  • Usharani T R ICAR-IIHR
  • Chandrashekar N
  • Pooja R



stages banana micropropagation


Banana is a vegetatively propagated plant in which tissue culture is employed vastly. The apical shoot tip culture technique is capable to mass produce disease-free planting material for commercial propagation of banana seedlings. Healthy planting material serves as a major input for successful farming of year round crop. The success of tissue culture depends largely on the selection of mother suckers, in vitro culture and rooting and hardening of plants. The crucial stages for successful micropropagation are discussed in detail.


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