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Vol. 11, Special Issue 5 (2022)

Recent trends in pomegranate propagation: A review

Author(s):
Mounika Gadapa and Gurpreet Singh
Abstract:
The present review focuses on and enlists all the various methods of pomegranate propagation. Pomegranate is mainly propagated through asexual (vegetative) means of propagation since sexual propagation is limited in pomegranate. Seed (sexual) propagation is only limited to be used in breeding programs where higher genetic variability is needed. Stem cutting is the simplest and most common, mostly hardwood cuttings are used for commercial purposes which would result in higher rooting and survival. Another important asexual method was Air layering (gottee) which is very popular that has been adopted by many foreign countries and India also practiced majorly in agricultural universities, research areas, and commercial orchards. Mound layering has also been practiced in the seasons when elite mother stocks or parent plants are in the resting phase. Different methods of grating like stenting, cleft, and wedge grafting were also in practice for clonal propagation of desired parent cultivars. Nowadays many researchers take complete advantage and utilization of advanced biotechnology like micropropagation (in-vitro culture) which involves the use of various techniques like somatic embryogenesis, synthetic seeds, organogenesis, embryo culture, molecular markers, primers, etc., for the quick mass clonal propagation of elite pomegranate cultivars. The main theme of this particular review article is, it comprises numerous newly adopted approaches, current innovative progress, and drifts related to pomegranate propagation that are used commercially.
Pages: 405-414  |  917 Views  699 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mounika Gadapa and Gurpreet Singh. Recent trends in pomegranate propagation: A review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(5S): 405-414.

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