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A guide to the zygotic embryo culture of coconut palms (Cocos nucifera L.)

 

Coconut embryo culture has many applications, foremost of which is in the facilitation of germplasm movement. Zygotic embryo culture has the potential for use in in-vitro selection work for drought tolerance, for rescuing potentially abortive types such as Makapuno, for use with cryopreservation techniques and for embryo cloning.