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In vitro propagation of Sacha inchi

The aim of this study was to perform an in vitro evaluation of the auxin:cytokinine ratio in different segments of the epicotyl and hypocotyl of Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis Linneo) seeds germinated in vitro. The segments apical (A), median (B) and basal (C) were introduced into semi-solid MS culture medium (2.0g L-1 Phytagel), supplemented with MS vitamins, sucrose (30.0g L-1) and submitted to three doses of auxin indolebutyric acid - IBA (0; 0.1; 0.5mg L-1), associated with four doses of the cytokinine benzylaminopurine - BAP (0; 0.1; 0.5; 1.0mg L-1), totaling 36 treatments. After nine weeks of in vitro cultivation, the apical segment (A) presented shoot formation by direct organogenesis at the concentrations of 0.5 and 1.0 of BAP associated with 0.0 and 0.1 of IBA. It is feasible to use in vitro cultivation with the apical region of seeds germinated in vitro used as explants.

vegetal oil; omega 3; micropropagation; Euphorbiaceae; Plukenetia volubilis Linneo

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