You are not currently logged in.
Access JSTOR through your library or other institution:
If You Use a Screen ReaderThis content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Analyzing Somaclonal Variation in Micropropagated Bananas (Musa spp.)
Leela Sahijram, Jaya R. Soneji and K. T. Bollamma
In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Plant
Vol. 39, No. 6 (Nov. - Dec., 2003), pp. 551-556
Published by: Society for In Vitro Biology
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4293667
Page Count: 6
You can always find the topics here!Topics: Somaclonal variation, Plants, DNA, Subcultures, Micropropagation, Ploidies, Methylation, Genetic mutation, Biotechnology, Genotypes
Were these topics helpful?See something inaccurate? Let us know!
Select the topics that are inaccurate.
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Preview not available
In a micropropagation program, where it is of paramount importance to produce true-to-type planting material, somaclonal variation of any kind is undesirable. Variation among plants regenerated from tissue culture is termed 'somaclonal variation'. In banana, somaclonal variants of different types have been reported with regard to plant morphology. This article discusses various factors due to which somaclonal variations may arise. Somaclonal variation may be detected by visual screening or by using molecular markers such as randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD), amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP), and by cytological studies. Although somaclonal variation is undesirable in the context of micropropagation, it can be used to advantage for genetic improvement of banana, as has been described.
In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Plant © 2003 Society for In Vitro Biology