Differentiation of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) plants from cultured leaf protoplasts.

A. Fehér, J. Preiszner, D. Dudits

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Through induction of totipotent stage in cultured cells plants were regenerated from protoplast derived callus colonies of potato. Growing of the plants in vitro with optimal aeration and pretreatment of the leaves in dark and cold prior to protoplast isolation has improved the protoplast yield and frequency of cell division. Protoplasts of four potato genotypes have started to divide within 2-5 days after plating them into culture medium containing 2,4-D (0.2 mg/l); ZEA (0.5 mg/l); and NAA (1 mg/l) as growth regulators. Embedding of the cells into agarose proved to be favourable to avoid cell browning and to increase colony formation. The series of hormone treatments based on complex action of NAA and BAP promoting colony growth and greening, ZEA and IAA inducing shoot redifferentiation, and GA3 plus NAA supporting shoot elongation and rooting, finally resulted in high frequency of plant regeneration from microcolonies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-380
Number of pages12
JournalActa biologica Hungarica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Neurology

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