Effects of media cultures and plant growth regulators on micropropagation of CAB-6P cherry semi-dwarf rootstock

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1 Former Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Horticultural Science Research Institute, Temperate Fruits Research Center, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Karaj, Iran


CAB-6P is used as a semi dwarf rootstock for sweet and sour cherries. The purpose of this study was to determine the best media culture and plant growth regulators on micropropagation of CAB-6P rootstock. Shoot-tips were cultured on three culture media (MS, DKW and WPM) containing different concentrations of BAP (0.5, 1 and 2 mg/L) in combination with Kin (0 and 0.5 mg/L) for proliferation. Multiplied shoots were rooted on MS or WPM media supplemented with IBA (0, 0.5, 1 and 2 mg/L). Results showed that the most suitable multiplication medium was WPM+0.5 mg/L BA with 8.1 shoots per explant. The highest rooting percentage (69%) was obtained with MS+2 mg/L IBA. Well rooted plantlets were transferred to peat moss:cocopeate:perlite (2:2:1 v/v) substrate and successfully hardened (88%).


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