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dc.contributor.authorOgero, K.O.
dc.contributor.authorMwangi, M.
dc.contributor.authorOmbori, O.
dc.contributor.authorMburugu, G.N.
dc.contributor.authorMugambi, M.N.
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-05T14:37:21Z
dc.date.available2013-12-05T14:37:21Z
dc.date.issued2012-05
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Agricultural Science and Technology B 2 (2012) 534-539en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/7824
dc.description.abstractPlant tissue culture continues to be of great interest within the realms of molecular biology, plant breeding and plant health. However, different plant cultivars have different culture efficiencies to tissue culture. In this research, the response of two Kenyan sweet potato varieties, KEMB 36 and Tainurey, cultured on a low cost tissue culture medium was evaluated. Thelow cost medium contained plant nutrients that were obtained from locally available fertilizers. Each conventional Murashige and Skoog (MS) macronutrient was individually substituted with a locally available fertilizer. The conventional source of micronutrients was substituted with Stanes® Iodized Microfood while sucrose was obtained from table sugar. Performance of the two cultivars was monitored over a period of six weeks. KEMB 36 had a better performance than Tainurey with an average of eight nodes, seven leaves, three roots and height of four centimeters per plantlet indicating genotype-dependent response.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherDavid Publishingen_US
dc.subjectCulture efficiencyen_US
dc.subjectSweet potatoen_US
dc.subjectTissue cultureen_US
dc.subjectLow cost mediumen_US
dc.subjectGenotype-dependenten_US
dc.titleResponse of Two Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas L. Lam) Varieties Regenerated on Low Cost Tissue Culture Mediumen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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