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Title: Production of virus-free plant propagation material from infected nectarine trees
Authors: Economou, Athanasios Sotirios 
Boubourakas, I.N. 
Manganaris, George A. 
Keywords: Peach;Plant propagation;Meristems;Polymerase chain reaction
Category: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;Agricultural Biotechnology;Other Agricultural Sciences
Field: Agricultural Sciences
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: ISHS
Source: I International Symposium on Acclimatization & Establishment of Micropropagated Plants, 2003, Sani-Halkidiki, Greece
Journal: Acta Horticulturae 
Conference: International Symposium on Acclimatization & Establishment of Micropropagated Plants 
Abstract: Plum pox virus (PPV) is one of the major and common diseases in stone-fruit trees. The effect of thermotherapy in PPV-infected nectarine plants (Prunus persica var. nectarina Max, cv. Arm King) and plant regeneration from meristem-tip explants, as well as use of a reliable RT-PCR that detects extremely low virus titre of PPV in in vitro cultures were studied. Three weeks of thermotherapy at a maximum temperature of 35°C gave tender explants that used for meristem-tip culture. Meristem-tip explants first were established on WPM free of growth regulators and then for multiple shoot were subcultured on WPM supplemented with 8 µM BA and 0.8 µM IAA. Individual shoots produced from such meristem-tip cultures were tested for PPV presence with RT-PCR and gave ‘negative’ results (virus-free) at a frequency of 82.8%. Rooted in vitro microcuttings, derived from virus-free cultures, were established in the greenhouse conditions successfully.
Description: Acta Horticulturae, Volume 616, 2003, Pages 501-505
ISBN: 9789066050082
ISSN: 05677572
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2003.616.79
Rights: © International Society for Horticultural Science
Type: Conference Papers
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