Journal of Oil Palm Research Vol. 10 No. 2  1998 Dec p.  1-9

Stages in the vegetative propagation of oil palm, Elaeis guineensis Jacq. through tissue culture

Author(s): SOGEKE, A K*

Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) was vegetatively propagated by tissue culture in NIFOR on a NAA medium which provided a very short callus stage. The following stages were identified; callus (initiation and maintenance), embryoid, plantlet (ramet), prenursery (sand culture), nursery, and field planting. Normal male and female inflorescences which led to normal fresh fruit bunches (FFB), were produced by the tissue culture palms two and a half years after planting the plantlets in the field.

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* Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR), P.M.6 1030 Benin City, Nigeria

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