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International Journal of Botany
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 187-193
DOI: 10.3923/ijb.2010.187.193
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Viable Options and Factors in Consideration for Low Cost Vegetative Propagation of Tropical Trees

Amri Ezekiel

Vegetative propagation techniques are increasingly being applied to the domestication of tropical tree species as a means of producing planting stock and capturing genetic variation. However, the level of knowledge of cost-effective for vegetative propagation is not common and has slowed down domestication many of tree species. The current scenario of rapid climate changes and increasing land degradation in many tropical countries, certain multi-purpose tree species are becoming rare and threatened with local extinction. Thus, knowledge and efforts to develop low-cost vegetative propagation technologies to the people are necessary. In this study viable alternatives and potential factors to simplify various operations and reduce the costs in vegetative propagation for both micropropagation and macropropagation are reviewed. Viable alternatives and potential factors should be opted to lower the cost of vegetative propagation without compromising the quality of the propagules and plants.
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How to cite this article:

Amri Ezekiel , 2010. Viable Options and Factors in Consideration for Low Cost Vegetative Propagation of Tropical Trees. International Journal of Botany, 6: 187-193.

DOI: 10.3923/ijb.2010.187.193


13 August, 2015
jane mwangi:
the paper is informative




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