An efficient regeneration system of barley cultivars from leaf base segments

Research paper by H. -P. Li, T. Huang, C. -X. Wang, Y. -C. Liao

Indexed on: 24 Nov '09Published on: 24 Nov '09Published in: Biologia Plantarum


A simple and reliable regeneration system from leaf bases of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) has been developed. The in vitro regeneration frequencies of seven commercial barley genotypes were compared using segments from the first leaves of 5-d-old seedlings. The regeneration frequency ranged from 31.56 to 72.22 % among the barley genotypes. Murashige and Skoog medium supplemented with 6-benzyladenine (0.5 mg dm−3) and kinetin (0.5 mg dm−3) was optimum for the regeneration. Longitudinal cut of the segments or the removal of coleoptiles further increased plantlet regeneration frequency.