Mericloning of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) for Virus Free Plant Production

  • Rajesh, S. Centre for Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (641 003), India
  • Varanavasiappan, S. Centre for Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (641 003), India
  • Manivannan, M.I. TNAU- Horticultural and Forestry Research Station, Fairy Falls road, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu (624 103), India
Keywords: Disease free, Mericloning, Micropropagation, Potato

Abstract

Micropropagation through mericloning using meristem tips is a key strategy for virus free plant production in major crops that would yield genetically stable plants. Meristem cells from root or shoot apices serves as explant source. Potato viruses cause serious impact in production and lead to huge yield loss. Commercial production of disease free potatoes for nutritional and seed purposes demands adoption of combined strategy of mericloning with other therapeutic procedures like thermo/ chemo therapy for large scale propagation.

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Published
2021-11-18
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S., R., S., V. and M.I., M. 2021. Mericloning of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) for Virus Free Plant Production. Biotica Research Today. 3, 11 (Nov. 2021), 1044-1045.
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