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Somatic Embryo Field Test Published

Posted: March 30, 2015

Goenaga, R., Guiltinan, M., Maximova, S., Seguine, E. & Irizarry, H. Yield Performance and Bean Quality Traits of Cacao Propagated by Grafting and Somatic Embryo-derived Cuttings. HortScience 50, 358-362 (2015).
Root structure of somatic embryo derived cacao plant in field

Root structure of somatic embryo derived cacao plant in field

This decade long study documents the normal growth and development of somatic embryo plants grown at a USDA field site in Puerto Rico.  This is a major milestone for our lab, which together with several other labs, pioneered the development of this important propagation system for cacao.

 

http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/content/50/3/358.abstract