Arundo donax, or common reed, is a species native to Southeast Asia. Recent studies have identified A. donax as the most productive species among all the energy biomass crops, with the lowest environmental impact. The ability of in vitro regeneration and propagation of A. donax was evaluated using leaves and immature inflorescences as explants. The cultures were kept in the dark during callus induction and transferred to light for regeneration. Several media and protocols, reported in literature and new ones, were compared. In dark condition, DM8 medium caused the reprogramming of floral meristems into vegetative ones that developed into shoots after transfer of the explants to light. The shoots grew into complete plants on MS0 medium. It is expected that the regeneration from inflorescences can be used for micropropagation and for the induction of genetic variability in A. donax a species notoriously sterile.
|Autori:||Bobbio, V.;Borghi, C.; Laura, M.;Allavena, A.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Titolo:||Colture in vitro e micropropagazione di Arundo donax|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|