Journal of Oil Palm Research Vol. 1 No. 2  1989 Dec p.  119-125

Research strategies and advances in oil palm cell and tissue culture

Author(s): PARANJOTHY, K*

Cloning of palm oil, in conjunction with breeding and selection, could lead to rapid increases in yield and improvements in oil quality, as well as vegetative features. Oil palm cannot be cloned by conventional horticultural methods; tissue culture appears to the only feasible approach. Methods and strategies for large scale propagation of oil palm are described. Fruit abnormalities seen in some clones are described and their likely causes are discussed in light of available evidence.

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*Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia (PORIM) PO Box 10620, 50721 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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