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Propagation of Ornamental Plants
6(3): 134-139, 2006

EFFICIENT SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS FROM IMMATURE INFLORESCENCES OF DALLISGRASS (PASPALUM DILATATUM POIR.)

Süleyman Avci1* and Ersin Can2

¹Institute of Biotechnology, Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ankara, 06110, Dışkapı, Ankara, Turkey
*Tel.: 90-312-596 15 39, *Fax: 90-312-317 98 15, *E-mail: kmkhawar@gmail.com
²Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Agriculture, Mustafa Kemal University, 31034 Hatay, Turkey


Abstract
Somatic embryogenesis was obtained from 0.5 cm long immature inflorescences of eight Turkish dallisgrass (Paspalum dilatatum Poir.) accessions on LS (Linsmaier and Skoog) medium supplemented with various concentrations of dicamba and picloram. It was observed that 7.5 mg l-1 picloram in LS medium was more appropriate for somatic embryogenesis compared to any concentration of dicamba. No difficulty was experienced in converting somatic embryos on LS medium containing half concentrations of macro-, microelements and vitamins. All plantlets established and acclimatized successfully in greenhouse conditions.

Key words: Dallisgrass, dicamba, immature inflorescences, Paspalum dilatatum, picloram



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