Journal article

Assessment of clonal stability of in vitro regenerated shoots of Macadamia tetraphylla by RAPD analysis

Richard MS Mulwa, Prem L Bhalla

Australian Journal of Agricultural Research | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

Macadamia nuts constitute an important part of the world nut industry and are highly valued for their health-promoting properties. Macadamia is an open-pollinated crop that takes 8-12 years to bear fruit when multiplied via seeds. The yield and nut quality in seedling plantations are often highly variable, and grafting is currently the most common method for producing nursery trees with reduced variability. We have previously reported on the tissue-culture propagation of macadamia, and in the present study we assessed the clonal integrity of the regenerated shoots. The RAPD profiles of 3 macadamia stock plants and 10 in vitro regenerated lines from each stock plant were analysed to assess th..

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