Identification and characterisation of dwarf off-types from micropropagated Cavendish bananas

Damasco, Olivia P., Smith, Mike K., Adkins, Steve W., Hetherington, Suzan E. and Godwin, Ian D. (1998). Identification and characterisation of dwarf off-types from micropropagated Cavendish bananas. In: V. Galán Saúco, ISHS Acta Horticulturae 490: I International Symposium on Banana in the Subtropics. 1st International Symposium on Banana in the Subtropics, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, (79-84). 10-14 November 1997.

Author Damasco, Olivia P.
Smith, Mike K.
Adkins, Steve W.
Hetherington, Suzan E.
Godwin, Ian D.
Title of paper Identification and characterisation of dwarf off-types from micropropagated Cavendish bananas
Conference name 1st International Symposium on Banana in the Subtropics
Conference location Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
Conference dates 10-14 November 1997
Proceedings title ISHS Acta Horticulturae 490: I International Symposium on Banana in the Subtropics   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Acta Horticulturae   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Leuven, Belgium
Publisher International Society for Horticultural Science
Publication Year 1998
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9789066059306
ISSN 0567-7572
Editor V. Galán Saúco
Issue 490
Start page 79
End page 84
Total pages 5
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Dwarf off-types are the most common off-type encountered in micropropagated Cavendish bananas, easily accounting for over 75% of the micropropagation-induced variation. They can not be detected reliably in vitro on the basis of morphological characteristics, but recent work with biochemical and molecular detection methods offers new scope for their early identification. The results of these studies are reviewed. The identification and characterisation of dwarf off-types not only provides a method for their detection and removal during commercial micropropagation, but also provides a tool in which the factors causing micropropagation-induced variation can be identified and controlled.
Keyword Musa
In vitro propagation
Somaclonal variation
DNA markers
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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