Micropropagation of Cowania subintegra and Cowania stansburiana

Judy L. Jakobek, Jean C. Stutz, Vicki H. Bess, Ralph A. Backhaus

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Both Cowania subintegra Kearney and C. stansburiana Torr. were successfully propagated in vitro. Shoot proliferation occurred from shoot tips of green-house grown C. subintegra using a modified Murashige and Skoog medium supplemented with 4.4 μM 6-benzyladenine and 0.5 μM indole butyric acid. Excised microshoots (1.5-3.0 cm long) of both species were rooted using a two-step process in which they were cultured for 3 days in a root initiation medium with 2.7 μM naphthaleneacetic acid and then transferred to a low nitrogen root elongation medium without auxin. Plantlets were successfully transferred to soilless potting mix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-299
Number of pages3
JournalPlant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1993


  • Rosaceae
  • actinorhizae
  • cliffrose
  • tissue culture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture


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