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Cultivating in vitro coconut palms (Cocos nucifera) under glasshouse conditions with natural light, improves in vitro photosynthesis nursery survival and growth
CARLOS ROBERTO TALAVERA MAY
FERNANDO AMILCAR CONTRERAS MARTIN
FRANCISCO LEONEL ESPADAS Y GIL
GABRIELA FUENTES ORTIZ
JORGE MANUEL SANTAMARIA FERNANDEZ
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DOI: 10.1007/s11240-005-7052-z
ACCLIMATIZATION
HORTICULTURE 
MICRO-PROPAGATION 
PHYSIOLOGY
PLANT TISSUE CULTURE
Plantlets of coconut were cultured in vitro under three different ambient conditions including a standard culture room, a culture room inside a glasshouse with natural light but controlled temperature, and a standard glasshouse with natural light and natural fluctuations of temperature. Plantlets from the 3 treatments were compared in terms of growth, plant survival as well as net photosynthesis and efficiency of PSII (Fv/Fm ratio) both at the end of the in vitro stage and at 3 stages of ex vitro acclimatization. At the end of the in vitro stage, plantlets cultured in vitro under glasshouse conditions showed the best performance showing the highest photosynthesis rate, dry weight and number of leaves. Plantlets from the standard culture room showed the lowest photosynthesis and growth rate. After 6 months of ex vitro acclimatization, plantlets originally grown in vitro under glasshouse conditions maintained better field survival and growth rates in terms of fresh weight, dry weight and leaf number than plantlets originally grown in vitro in the standard culture room. Although more studies are required to define the reason for this effect, it is clear that the conditions of standard culture rooms are not the best for in vitro cultivation of coconut and perhaps other tropical species.
2005
Artículo
Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 83(3), 287-292. 10.1007/s11240-005-7052-z
Inglés
Talavera, C., Contreras, F., Espadas, F., Fuentes, G., & Santamaría, J. M. (2005). Cultivating in vitro coconut palms (cocos nucifera) under glasshouse conditions with natural light, improves in vitro photosynthesis nursery survival and growth. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 83(3), 287-292. 10.1007/s11240-005-7052-z
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