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Abstract

In vitro culture and rapid propagation of Alocasia macrorrhiza with seeds as explant.

Abstract

Mature seeds were used as materials for the study on in vitro propagation of Alocasia macrorrhiza. The results showed that the optimum explants for aseptic seedlings were mature seeds with high moisture content; the optimum medium for the proliferation was MS+6 mg.L-1 6-BA+1.5 mg.L-1 KT+0.1 mg.L-1 IBA with proliferation coefficient more than 6.0; the optimum medium for seedling strengthening and rooting was 1/2MS+1.0 g.L-1 AC+2.0 mg.L-1 PP333 with strong seedling rate up to 82.50% and rooting rate up to 100%; the optimum transplanting medium was peat soil combined with vermiculite (3:1) with survival rate up to 93.33%.