A somatic embryogenesis–based system for the production of fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook. f.) planting materials

Fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook. f.) is traditionally propagated by seeds, which have low viability after pod harvest, low percentage germination, and poor root development and often germinate during storage. The competition between use of seeds for consumption and propagation causes scarcity of propagules, necessitating development of more… CONTINUE READING