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Title: In vitro storage of multiple shoot cultures of gingers at ambient temperatures of 24-29°C
Authors: Dekkers, A.J.
Rao, A.N.
Goh, C.J. 
Keywords: Alpinia
Costus
Curcuma
in vitro storage
liquid paraffin, mannitol
Zingiber
Issue Date: Jun-1991
Citation: Dekkers, A.J.,Rao, A.N.,Goh, C.J. (1991-06). In vitro storage of multiple shoot cultures of gingers at ambient temperatures of 24-29°C. Scientia Horticulturae 47 (1-2) : 157-167. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The possibility of germplasm storage at relatively high ambient temperatures (24-29°C) was investigated by subjecting in vitro cultures of several ginger species to various stress factors. Mannitol (25 g l-1) inhibited the growth and extended the subculture period of Curcuma amada, Curcuma domestica, Costus lucanusianus and Costus afer. It was especially useful when applied in combination with an overlay of liquid paraffin. After 1 year of storage under liquid paraffin, high survival rates (70-100%) were found for Zingiber officinale, Zingiber sp. (lempoyang), Costus afer, Costus lucanusianus and Alpinia purpurata. Even after 2 years, 75% of the cultures of Costus afer remained viable. © 1991.
Source Title: Scientia Horticulturae
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/99692
ISSN: 03044238
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