African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6628

Full Length Research Paper

In vitro propagation of native Ornithogalum species in West Mediterrenean region of Turkey

  Ozgul Karaguzel*, Ayse Kaya, Beyza Biner and Koksal Aydinsakir        
Bati Akdeniz Agricultural Research Institute, Antalya, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 17 April 2012
  •  Published: 05 May 2012



Ornithogalum is a popular genus especially, as an ornamental plant. In this study, eight native Ornithogalumspecies grown in West Mediterrenean Region of Turkey were cultured on MS media supplemented with combinations of BAP (1.0, 2.0, 4.0 mg L-1) and NAA (0.25, 0.50 mg L-1). The results indicated that the highest rate of proliferation was induced on Murashige and Skoog (MS) to which 4 mg L-1 BAP + 0.5 mg L-1 NAA (4.97 bulblets/explant) while the lowest rate of bulblet proliferation was obtained in 2 mg L-1 BAP + 0.25 mg L-1 NAA (2.27 bulblets/explant). Ornithogalum umbellatum showed the highest bulblet regeneration within the species. The regenerated bulblets were transferred into plastic viols containing mixture of peat moss and perlite (1:1) after 5 months.


Key wordsOrnithogalum spp, bulb scale explant, bulblet regeneration, in vitro propagation.