Propagation of Ornamental Plants
5(2): 107-109, 2005
IN VITRO PLANT REGENERATION OF ORNAMENTAL CABBAGE (BRASSICA OLERACEA VAR. LONGATA)
Yipeng Zhao¹*, Jon Green², Miao Yu² and Brian W.W. Grout²
¹Department of Horticulture, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, Xinxiang, Henan 453003, China, *Fax: + 86-373-304066, *e-mail: email@example.com
²Postgraduate School, Writtle College, Lordship Road Chelmsford CM1 3RR, United Kingdom
Plantlets were regenerated from in vitro-cultured seedling hypocotyls of ornamental cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. longata). The in vitro cultured shoots were originally induced from callus of explants on MS medium containing N6-benzyladenine (BA). Among different BA concentrations (1, 2, 4 and 6 mg l-1) tested, the most effective medium was MS medium supplemented with 4 mg l-1, showing the highest number of regenerated plantlets from an explant.
Key words: cabbage, callus, N6-benzyladenine (BA), in vitro regeneration