AbstractYoung leaves of Liriope muscari provide an ample source of explants for in vitro propagation in tropical countries where flowering is scarce. Leaves were induced to form calli on a solid medium containing Murashige and Skoog (MS) salts and vitamins, 3% sucrose, 0.7% agar, 1 mg/L 2,4-dichlorophenoxy- acetic acid (2, 4-D) and 1 mg/L 6-furfurylaminopurine (kinetin). Only the proximal segments of the leaves produced calli. These calli were induced to produce multiple plantlets on MS medium, 3% sucrose, 0.7% agar, and 10 mg/L N6 (2-isopentenyl) adenine (2 ip). It is possible to use leaf explants for in vitro mass production of Liriope. However, in variegated varieties, only green or white plants were produced, because of a chimera in the original tissue.
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