Somatic Embryogenesis in Some Cactus and Agave Species

  title={Somatic Embryogenesis in Some Cactus and Agave Species},
  author={Fernando Santacruz-Ruvalcaba and Antonia Guti{\'e}rrez-Mora and Benjam{\'i}n Rodr{\'i}guez-Garay},
Somatic embryogenesis is an asexual form of plant propagation in nature that mimics many of the events of sexual reproduction. Also, this process may be reproduced artificially by the manipulation of tissues and cells in vitro. Some of the most important factors for a successful plant regeneration are the culture medium and environmental incubation conditions. In vitro somatic embryogenesis is an important prerequisite for the use of many biotechnological tools for genetic improvement, as well… CONTINUE READING
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