A simplified PCR test for early detection of dwarf off-types in micropropagated Cavendish bananas (Musa spp. AAA)

The dwarf somaclonal variant is a major problem affecting micropropagation of the banana cultivar Williams

C.M. Ramage

2004

Scholarcy highlights

  • The dwarf somaclonal variant is a major problem affecting micropropagation of the banana cultivar Williams
  • This problem arises from genetic changes that occur during the tissue culture process
  • Identification of this problem is difficult and propagators must wait until plants are ex vitro in order to visualise the dwarfism phenotype
  • The use of small in vitro leaf material removing the need for genomic DNA extraction

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