THE PRODUCTION OF SOME FORAGE BEET SOMACLONES PUBLISHEDDorica Botău, Sabin Chiş
The regenerated plants in long-term “in vitro” culture showed some modifications of agronomical traits that can be used in breeding programs of this plant. In this paper, we present the results regarding the traits evaluation of forage beet somaclones, obtained by “in vitro” regeneration and multiplication from meristem, and acclimatization in green house. All somaclones presented increased values in comparison with the control (plants cultivated in normal conditions), for root weight, leaf weight and total weight. These results point out that the “in vitro” induced variability is important and valuable.
forage beet; somaclones; productivity