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Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1359:351-7. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3061-6_16.

Somatic Embryogenesis in Crocus sativus L.

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1
Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Çukurova, Sarıçam, Balcalı, Adana, 01130, Turkey.
2
Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Çukurova, Sarıçam, Balcalı, Adana, 01130, Turkey. ymendi@gmail.com.

Abstract

Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) is one of the most important species in Crocus genus because of its effective usage. It is not only a very expensive spice, but it has also a big ornamental plant potential. Crocus species are propagated by corm and seed, and male sterility is the most important problem of this species. Hence, somatic embryogenesis can be regarded as a strategic tool for the multiplication of saffron plants. In this chapter, the production of saffron corms via somatic embryogenesis is described.

KEYWORDS:

Crocus sativus L; Ornamental saffron; Somatic embryo genesis; Tissue culture

PMID:
26619871
DOI:
10.1007/978-1-4939-3061-6_16
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