Micropropagation of ornamental plants: practical application and opportunities in Republic of Macedonia

Velesanova, Ivana and Trajkova, Fidanka and Koleva Gudeva, Liljana (2018) Micropropagation of ornamental plants: practical application and opportunities in Republic of Macedonia. In: International Meeting Agriscience & Practice (ASP 2018), 10-11 May 2018, Stip, Macedonia.

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Planting material of ornamental plants is in great demand for commercial production as well as for domestic gardens and landscaping. Good quality planting material is a basic need of growers for improving productivity. The most recent data show that 700 million plants worldwide are produced in vitro. USA, India, Israel, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil are leading countries in production of ornamental plants via in vitro propagation. Ornamental industry has applied immensely in vitro propagation approach for large-scale plant multiplication of elite superior varieties. As a result, hundreds of plant tissue culture laboratories have come up worldwide, especially in the developing countries due to cheap labour costs. However, micropropagation technology is more costly than conventional propagation methods, and unit cost per plant becomes affordable compelling to adopt strategies to cut down the production cost for lowering the cost per plant. There are many reports about the use of biotechnological tools and methods for improvement of ornamental plant production. This paper presents a review underlining the application of biotechnology on in vitro manipulation and propagation of ornamental plants in Republic of Macedonia, with special emphasis on petunia, pink dianthus, ornamental cabbage and ageratum.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Agricultural Sciences > Agricultural biotechnology
Agricultural Sciences > Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Fidanka Trajkova
Date Deposited: 29 May 2018 11:34
Last Modified: 29 May 2018 11:34
URI: https://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/20020

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