The retrospect and prospect of the applications of biotechnology in Phoenix dactylifera L.

This review provides an insight on crop improvement and breeding programs for improved yield and quality fruits; besides, it would undeniably facilitate the tissue culture-based research on date palm for accelerated propagation and enhanced production of quality planting materials, along with conservation and exchange of germplasms, and genetic engineering

Saikat Gantait

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • Date palm is one of the most important fruit trees that contribute a major part to the economy of Middle East and North African countries
  • It is quintessentially called “tree of life” owing to its resilience to adverse climatic conditions, along with manifold nutritional-cum-medicinal attributes that comes from its fruits and other plant parts
  • An extensive review of biotechnological research advances in date palm has been consolidated as one of the major research achievements during the past two decades
  • This article compares the different biotechnological techniques used in this species such as: tissue and organ culture, bioreactor-mediated large-scale propagation, cell suspension culture, embryogenic culture, protoplast culture, conservation of germplasms, in vitro mutagenesis, in vitro selection against biotic and abiotic stresses, secondary metabolite production in vitro, and genetic transformation
  • This review provides an insight on crop improvement and breeding programs for improved yield and quality fruits; besides, it would undeniably facilitate the tissue culture-based research on date palm for accelerated propagation and enhanced production of quality planting materials, along with conservation and exchange of germplasms, and genetic engineering
  • The unexplored research methodologies and major bottlenecks identified in this review should be contemplated on in near future

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