Strategies for large-scale production of commercially important banana varieties of Mizoram, India, using plant tissue culture technique


The technique of plant tissue culture has been well accepted and applied in the mass propagation of planting materials in various crops and plants. In India numerous micropropagation units are producing millions of plantlets catering the needs for the increasing demand of quality planting materials. The advantages of this technique lie in the production of plantlets that are disease free and genetically identical to the elite mother plants. Application of plant tissue culture technique is the only viable means for the large scale production of banana planting materials which is not possible through conventional propagation. The article discusses the strategies of the mass production of commercially important banana in Mizoram using plant tissue culture techniques.

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