Photoautotrophic growth of potato plantlets as affected by explant leaf area, fresh weight and stem length

Yoshie Miyashita, Yoshiaki Kitaya, Chieri Kubota, Toyoki Kozai

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Photoautotrophic growth in vitro of potato (Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Benimaru) explants varied with their initial leaf area and stem length. Photoautotrophic growth was much greater in leafy than in leafless explants. Variability in photoautotrophic growth was smallest in the explants with the greatest leaf area. The results indicated that use of explants with a large leaf area is important to maximize photoautotrophic growth and to minimize variation in photoautotrophic growth of explants in vitro.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalScientia Horticulturae
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996



  • CO enrichment
  • Photoautotrophic micropropagation
  • Size of explants
  • Tissue culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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