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Title: Cyanogenesis in somatic embryos and plantlets of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz)
Authors: Joseph, T. 
Yeoh, H.-H. 
Loh, C.-S. 
Keywords: Cassava
Cyanogenic potential
Linamarase
Linamarin
Plant regeneration
Secondary somatic embryos
Issue Date: 1999
Citation: Joseph, T.,Yeoh, H.-H.,Loh, C.-S. (1999). Cyanogenesis in somatic embryos and plantlets of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 79 (8) : 1071-1074. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1097-0010(199906)79:83.0.CO;2-B
Abstract: A protocol was established for high frequency cyclic somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration for the cassava variety PRC 60a. Linamarin content and linamarase activity were determined in various tissues of secondary somatic embryos and regenerated plants. Neither linamarin nor linamarase activity were detected in embryogenic callus and somatic embryos. The stems and leaves of regenerated plants, however, contained variable amounts of linamarin and linamarase activity whereas, in the root tissues, only linamarin was detected. This study suggests that the pathway for linamarin biosynthesis may be absent or not switched on in the embryogenic callus and somatic embryos. This system would be useful for investigating cyanogenesis in cassava.
Source Title: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/100386
ISSN: 00225142
DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0010(199906)79:83.0.CO;2-B
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