Regenerating plants from in vitro culture of Erigeron breviscapus leaves
A protocol to efficiently achieve plant regeneration from leaf explants of Erigeron breviscapus (Compositae) has been developed. Leaf explants produced calli on Murashige and Skoog’s (1962) basal medium (MS) supplemented with 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP) (0.4 mM) and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) (0.4-22.6 mM) under a 16-h photoperiod. Direct adventitious shoots were induced from leaf explants on MS medium containing BAP (22.2 mM) and IAA (5.7 mM) under the light treatment. The effect of the dark incubation on shoot regeneration from leaves indicated that 15 days of darkness permitted a higher regeneration frequency (82.6%) on the medium supplemented with BAP (4.4 mM) and indole-3- acetic acid (IAA) (0.6 mM). Regenerated shoots were rooted on MS medium with or without naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA). Plantlets were cultivatable in the greenhouse after acclimatization.