@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10002655,
	  title     = {In vitro Environmental Factors Controlling Root Morphological Traits of Pineapple (Ananas comosus L. Merr)},
	  author    = {S. Mohajer and  R. M. Taha and  M. Adel},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Developing our knowledge of when pineapple roots
grow can lead to improved water, fertilizer applications, and more
precise culture management. This paper presents current
understanding of morphological traits in pineapple roots, highlighting
studies using incubation periods and various solid MS media treated
with different sucrose concentrations and pH, which directly assess in
vitro environmental factors. Rooting parameters had different optimal
sucrose concentrations and incubation periods. All shoots failed to
root in medium supplemented with sucrose at 5 g/L and no roots
formed within the first 45 days in medium enriched with sucrose at
10 g/L. After 75 days, all shoots rooted in medium enriched with 10
and 20 g/L sucrose. Moreover, MS medium supplied with 20 g/L
sucrose resulted in the longest and the highest number of roots with
27.3 mm and 4.7, respectively. Root function, such as capacity for P
and N uptake, declined rapidly with root length. As a result, the
longer the incubation period, the better the rooting responses would
	    journal   = {International Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering},
	  volume    = {9},
	  number    = {11},
	  year      = {2015},
	  pages     = {1155 - 1158},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10002655},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/107},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 107, 2015},