Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 2005 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 8 No. 1, Issue of April 15, 2005



Figure 1. In vitro germination of oil palm immature embryo (IE) for direct plant regeneration.
a) detached immature fruits harvested 9 weeks after anthesis (WAA);
b) halfed fruit showing location of the IE sorrounded in a semi-solid kernel;
c) freshly extracted IE on N60 media;
d) germinating IE after 3 days on N60 media, with prominent shoot (sh) and haustarium (hs);
e) germinating IE with distinct root (rt), shoot (sh) and haustarium (hs), after 1 week on N60 media;
f) germinated IE in root development (R68) media.

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