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Coconut Tissue Culture Research At London University’s Unit For Advanced Propagation Systems, Wye College

A reliable method of producing clonal coconut palm s would be a great as set to coconut breeding programmes. resistance , tolerance  to drought or particular soil Qualities such as high yield, disease conditions may occur only in a few isolated specimens. Development of clones from these specimens would enable breeders to use them as parents for producing elite progeny suited to particular growing conditions. Wye College has developed a system of culturing coconut in flo rescence tissue to produce calloid which will yield embryoids. Plantlets have been obtained from such embryoids, and attempts are being made to define the conditions under which normal development occurs.

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