Encapsulation of Black Mulberry Microcuttings: Studies On Capsules and Synthetic Seeds

Maria Germana', Letizia Martorana, Micheli, Bececco, Benedetta Chiancone, Gardi

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The encapsulation technology for plant tissue culture can be an efficient tool tooptimize the plant management systems and to preserve valuable plant germplasm.In this paper, two experiments were carried out to evaluate the encapsulationefficiency in mulberry (Morus nigra L.). In the first experiment, gel capsules werestored at 4°C for different times (0, 30, 90, 180 and 360 days). The highest percentageof shoot viability (82.5%) and regrowth (72.5%) was scored after 180 days of storage,with an average development of 2.5 shoots/capsule. The second experiment wasaimed to point out an efficient protocol to turn the capsules of black mulberry insynthetic seeds ready to develop into whole plantlets was studied. The immersion in arooting inductive solution (5 mg L-1 indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) and 15 g L-1 sucrose)before the storage period of 40 days induced the highest level of rooting andconversion (47%). Our results show an improvement in the field of schedule andmanagement of micropropagation processes and for germplasm preservationstrategies.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Horticulture


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