Micropropagation of Arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea)
Guilherme Augusto Arantes Sousa, Josimara Nolasco Rondon, Marney Pascoli Cereda, Francilina Araujo Costa, Victória Maria Ingre Targa, Denilson de Oliveira Guilherme
Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal
The study aimedat establishinga protocol to produce arrowroot plants quickly. Seedlings were grown from stem nodesonmodified MS medium in controlled growth chamber, green house and filed and again aclimatized in green house on washed sands and soil.Chlorophyll contentboth of a and b in seedlings were higher in the plants grown in field (32.97 and 9.80 respectively) and likewise greenhouse grown seedlings had greater contents than in plants grown in vitro(16.66 and 3.76 respectively).Plants acclimatized in green house soil for 120 days achieved anaveragerhizome heightup to32.7cmalong with having higher number ofleaves (7.0) and dry weight (100 g) compared to those acclimatized in washed sands (15.00 cm, 7.0 and 50 g respectively). So, the results showed that ispossible to obtainrhizomesof arrowroot in less time.