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banana culture - (Nov/27/2006 )

how to sterilize the bud from the banana tree? Do treatment like Kanamycin meiji (antibiotic) help in sterilization? ive add lower concentration of it and the plantlets became stunted. If i just use clorox without antibiotic, the contamination was high but the plantlets growing vigorously. any suggestion?


reduce the concentration of Kanamycin used?

try different antibiotics? Ampicilin for gram negative. Chloroamphenicol is a reasonable broadrange antibiotic.

Ampicilin is synergistic with Kanamycin... which mean you can probably use less Kanamycin for the same killing effect.