African Journal of

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12236

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.
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  •  Accepted: 14 November 2007
  •  Published: 04 January 2008


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.