Micropropagation of Satureja obovata Lag.

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  • 1 Departamento de Biología Vegetal, Facultad de Farmacia, Granada, Spain
  • | 2 Centro de Investigación y Formación Agraria, 29140 Churriana, Málaga, Spain
  • | 3 Departamento de Biología Vegetal, Facultad de Ciencias, Campus de Teatinos, E-29071, Málaga, Spain

A micropropagation procedure for juvenile and adult savory (Satureja obovata Lag.) explants is described. Pretreatment of the nutlets with gibberellic acid (0.57 mm) did not improve in vitro germination. Optimum shoot proliferation of juvenile and adult material was obtained on medium containing 2.22 μm N6-benzyladenine. Rooting and acclimatization of juvenile shoots were accomplished in vivo, while adult shoots were rooted in vitro after 3 days of exposure to 4.92 μm indole-3-butyric acid followed by subsequent transfer to auxin-free medium. More than 95% survival of adult rooted plants was obtained during the acclimatization phase. Chemical names used: gibberellic acid (GA3); N6-benzyladenine (BA); indole-3-butyric acid (IBA); isopentenyladenine (2iP).

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