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Tissue culture and field evaluation of papaya (Carica papaya L.)

Drew, Roderick A (1991) Tissue culture and field evaluation of papaya (Carica papaya L.). PhD thesis, Murdoch University.

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The papaya is a popular fruit crop in many tropical and subtropical countries. Compared with other horticultural industries, papaya production is atypical in that techniques for vegetative propagation have rarely been used in the industry. Cuttings are not used by papaya growers in Australia as trial plantings were characterized by poor root systems causing the plants to be unstable in wind, however recent advances in propagation by cuttings (Allan and MacMillan 1991) may have commercial application. Monoecious varieties such as 'Solo' exist and are grown in tropical areas, however plantations in Australia and other subtropical countries are established from seedlings of dioecious plants, because they set fruit more consistently and produce higher yields than monoecious types…

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
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Supervisor(s): Considine, John and McComb, Jen
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