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Micropropagation of Coconut Palms


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I thought some people here might be interested in some of the research that is done on palms :), in my lab we are working with Cocos nucifera and are trying to develop different methods for ex-situ conservation such as in vitro culture, cryopreservation.  And recently we developed a protocol which allows the micropropagation on the coconut palm. This allows us to safely store these palms in in vitro genebanks but also use the material for cryopreservation or to replant coconuts on the field. On the pictures you can see the multiple shoots which are all clones.



What is your opinion on using these techniques for safeguarding palms?

You can read our whole research on: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-97718-1 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-97718-1 

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Hi Hannes,

I have been following your publications, and those of others, about clonal propagation of Cocos.  I would be very interested in applying this technology to certain beautiful, fast growing, and cold hardy Cocoid hybrids, especially Jubaea x Syagrus.

Andrei W. Konradi, Burlingame, California.  Vicarious appreciator of palms in other people's gardens and in habitat

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@wilmske Very interesting topic.  Thank you for sharing!

Lakeland, FL

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