Aberrant Citrus Plants obtained by Somatic Embryogenesis of Nuceli Cultured Invitro
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Cita bibliográficaNavarro, L., Ortiz, J. M. & Juárez, J. (1985). Aberrant Citrus Plants obtained by Somatic Embryogenesis of Nuceli Cultured Invitro. HortScience, 20(2), 214-215.
Virus-free plants of 8 monoembryonic cultivars of Citrus clementina Hort ex Tan. were obtained by somatic embryogenesis of the nucellus cultured in vitro. Twenty-nine percent of them had abnormal phenotypic characters that were maintained for 7 years in the greenhouse, and by budwood propagation on different rootstocks. Electrophoretic studies of the proteins disclosed differences in band intensity and distribution between normal and abnormal plants, indicating the possibility of genotypic variations. Alternative methods to obtain virus-free citrus plants are advised to reduce the high percentage of abnormalities.