Techniques for in vitro conservation and their use for establishing germplasm banks of tropical crops

The aim of this literature review is to describethe main techniques for short and long term germplasmconservation. These techniques allow establishment ofgermplasm banks. This article focuses on their usein tropical crops. In vitro  preservation techniqueshave allowed conservation of plant genetic r...

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Main Authors: Sánchez Chiang, Neiva, Jiménez García, Víctor
Format: artículo científico
Language: Español
Published: Universidad de Costa Rica 2010
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/agromeso/article/view/11836
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/17745
Summary: The aim of this literature review is to describethe main techniques for short and long term germplasmconservation. These techniques allow establishment ofgermplasm banks. This article focuses on their usein tropical crops. In vitro  preservation techniqueshave allowed conservation of plant genetic resourcesfor further use in plant breeding, research and foodsecurity purposes. Several research centers have usedthese techniques for tissue and seed storage of tropicalcrops, mainly for those that are difficult to preserve conventionally.