Sandra S. Cronauer

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Rapidly multiplying cultures were established from excised shoot tips of two dessert banana clones ('Philippine Lacatan' and 'Grande Naine') and two plantain clones ('Pelipita' and 'Saba'). Apices cultured on semi-solid media produced single shoots while apices placed in liquid media produced shoot clusters. Individual shoots were induced to form multiple(More)
Somatic embryos of two triploid plantain clones ABB ‘Saba’ and ‘Pelipita’ were produced in liquid from cells derived from multiplying shoot cultures. The medium consisted of a modified Murashige and Skoog (1962) medium with the auxins 2,4-D (1 mg/l) and 2,4, 5-T (1 mg/l) and the cytokinin BAP (0.1, 1 mg/l). Whereas proembryonic masses formed in each(More)
Terminal floral apices of Musa acuminata cv. Dwarf Cavendish were isolated and cultured in a modified Murashige and Skoog (1962) medium supplemented with N6-benzylamino purine (5 mg/L) and 10% (v/v) coconut water. Under these conditions, the determinate floral buds are transformed into a multiplying vegetative shoot system. Rooted plantlets were obtained(More)
There is an urgent need to identify or to produce ‘Black Sigatoka’ diseasetolerant or -resistant cooking and dessert bananas. Since bananas are perhaps the most conspicuously sterile of all cultivated fruits, breeding of resistant stock is fraught with great difficulties. An overview is provided of the potential value that may be derived from the use of(More)
Most economically important bananas and plantains are large triploid seedless herbs that must be propagated vegetatively by removing small side shoots or "suckers" from the parent plant or by planting seed pieces of larger corms. Consequently, multiplication of stock material is time consuming, Recently, the rapid production of young banana plantlets(More)
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