A Simplified Technique for the Propagation of Shoots from Nodes of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) Genotypes

@article{Weaver2014AST,
  title={A Simplified Technique for the Propagation of Shoots from Nodes of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) Genotypes},
  author={Joshua Weaver and Laura Sofia Montes Sujo and Kenneth A. Feldmann},
  journal={BioEnergy Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={7},
  pages={1351-1357}
}
Nodal propagation of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is an important technique for multiplying a variant plant, with a potentially valuable agronomic trait, for replicated field trials. To develop an improved propagation system, shoot induction from three node positions (low, mid, and high) was tested in ten genotypes of switchgrass cv. Alamo. Nodal segments were incubated in a custom hydroponics system with 1/4 strength Murashige and Skoog liquid medium for 6 weeks. In all genotypes, shoot… CONTINUE READING