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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2000 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 740-743
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2000.740.743
 
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Polyploid Induction in a Local Wild Banana (Musa acuminata ssp. malaccensis)

Asif M. J. , C. Mak and O. Rofina Yasmin

Abstract:
Flow cytometry was successfully used for screening ploidy levels in a large population of in vitro induced autopolyploids of the Musa acuminata ssp. malaccensis a wild banana. Use of zygotic embryo culture for large production of banana seed progenies and improved media compositions has facilitated the process of polyploidy induction. Treating shoot apices with 0.5% colchicine in combination with 2% DMSO for 2 h successfully produced tetraploids in Musa. Tetraploids produced were further confirmed through chromosomal counts.
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How to cite this article:

Asif M. J. , C. Mak and O. Rofina Yasmin , 2000. Polyploid Induction in a Local Wild Banana (Musa acuminata ssp. malaccensis) . Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 3: 740-743.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2000.740.743

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2000.740.743

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