Alternative Gelling Agents for the Micropropagation of Some Horticultural Species

  • Doina CLAPA Fruit Research Station Cluj
  • Alexandru FIRA Fruit Research Station Cluj


The research was done in order to test the possibility of using some gelling agents for the nutritive media which should be less costly than agar, for the micropropagation of some horticultural species (Jain, 2005). The multiplication cycle was of 2 months. 820 ml jars were used as culture vessels. Tab. 1 presents the gelling agent, the species used in the experiment, the variants of nutritive media and the resulting multiplication rates. The species that were studied presented multiplication rates similar to the ones in agar-gelled media and the plants were vigorous.