Experiments were carried out to evaluate the effects of 4/2 light-dark cycles (4 h of light followed by 2 h of dark) on the rooting responses of shoots cultivated in vitro of the fruit tree rootstocks GF 677 (peach × almond hybrid), Mr.S. 2/5 (Prunus cerasifera), MM 106 (apple Nothern Spy × Paradise M1) and BA 29 (Cydonia oblonga). Under this light regime rooting percentage of GF 677, Mr.S. 2/5 and MM 106 shoots reached 100 % as in the control treatment (16/8), while in BA 29 shoots, short light-dark cycles increased rooting response by about 65 %. Moreover, the shoots of all rootstocks submitted to the 4/2 cycle showed an appreciable increase in root number and length, and an earlier root emergence of about 4 - 5 d compared to the 16/8 cycle. Finally, rooting percentage of BA 29 shoots submitted to the 4/2 light regime and treated with 0.2 mg dm-3 indolebutyric acid (IBA), was equal to that reported with 0.4 mg dm-3 IBA under the 16/8 regime, indicating that the former light regime also amplified the rhizogenic effect of auxin.
|Autori interni:||MORINI, STEFANO|
|Autori:||MORINI S; PERRONE S|
|Titolo:||Effects of short light-dark regimes on in vitro shoot rooting of some fruit tree rootstocks|
|Anno del prodotto:||2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|