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Abstract

Increased biomass production by tissue culture of Eucalyptus.

Abstract

Plantlets (25 cm tall) produced by tissue culture from buds of elite trees and seedlings of a similar size raised from seed of Eucalyptus tereticornis and E. torelliana were planted in July 1983 with spacings of 2×2 or 3×3 m at the National Chemical Laboratory [Poona, India]. Measurements in May 1986 showed that ht., girth and biomass production per 100 m2 were greater in micropropagated plants than in seedlings at a spacing of 2×2 m. Differences were not as noticeable at the wider spacing.