Accession Number : AD0781056

Title :   Regeneration of Cassava Plants from Apical Meristems,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA SASKATOON (SASKATCHEWAN) PRAIRIE REGIONAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Kartha,K. K. ; Gamborg,O. L. ; Constabel,F. ; Shyluk,J. P.

Report Date : 04 SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Apical meristem culture offers a rapid, efficient method for vegetative propagation of plants and for eliminating systemic viral infections. Since the first demonstration that virus-free dahlia plants could be regenerated from virus-infected plants by culturing apical meristems, this technique has been utilised to eliminate viruses from a wide range of plant species. Cassave (Manihot utilissima Pohl.) belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae is propagated vegetatively from stem cuttings. The crop is grown in Latin America, Africa, India, Java and Madagascar where the storage roots are used widely for human consumption. Propagation through stem cuttings encourages the spread of many virus diseases, such as cassava mosaic virus. This paper reports on procedures for regenerating cassava plants from the apical meristems.

Descriptors :   *Plants(Botany), Regeneration(Physiology), Virus diseases, Elimination, Growth(Physiology), Canada

Subject Categories : Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE