Micropropagation of Liriope muscari via leaf explant


Tissue culture
Liriope muscari
Growth regulators
Leaf tissue

How to Cite

Amory, K. L., & Gill, J. M. (1999). Micropropagation of Liriope muscari via leaf explant. The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 83(3-4), 169–173. https://doi.org/10.46429/jaupr.v83i3-4.3886


Young 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 N(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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