International Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

International Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology ISSN 2169-3048 Vol. 11 (2), pp. 001-003, February, 2022. © International Scholars Journals

Short Communication

IN VITRO  micropropagation of white dasheen (COLOCASSIA ESCULENTA)

Chien-Ying Ko1*, Ji-Ping Kung1 and Rohan Mc Donald2

1The International Cooperation and Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF), Taipei 11157, Taiwan.

2Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Richmond Hill, Kingstown.

Accepted 14 November, 2021

Abstract

Plant regeneration for efficient vegetative propagation in white dasheen has been developed. Meristem cultured on Murashige and Skoog medium supplemented with 6-Benzyladenine (BA) and Indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) gave the best explants establishment and development. This IN VITRO system provides for a uniform production system which is easily managed and yields high quality cornels for commercial production.

Key words: White dasheen, mass propagation.