Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Abstract Plant regeneration was achieved from coleoptile tissue of wheat (Triticum aestivum L. cv. Kharachia-65). Coleoptiles (1.0 - 3.5 cm long) were excised from 2- to 5-d-old seedlings and cultured on Murashige and Skoog's (MS) medium supplemented with 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D - 0.5, 2.5, and 5.0 mg dm-3). Cream, friable callus was obtained after 6 weeks of inoculation. This callus was sub-cultured on MS medium supplemented with 2,4-D (2.5 mg dm-3) and 5 % coconut water. After 6 weeks of sub-culturing white, cream or pale, friable, nodular callus was obtained. Plant regeneration occurred when this callus was sub-cultured on MS medium supplemented with 0.2 mg dm-3 1-naphthalene acetic acid + 1.0 mg dm-3 6-benzylaminopurine. For rooting, regenerated shoots or plantlets were transferred on MS medium supplemented with 0.5 mg dm-3 indole-3-acetic acid. Rooted plantlets were directly transferred into pots and grown under field conditions. Seed setting invariably occurred in all plants.
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