Estate Crops News – Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) is vegetativly propagated plant. Cryopreservation is the most suitable method for long-term preservation of vegetatively propagated plant. Dehydration and freezing are critical steps of successful cryopreservation so that it should be optimized.
The research aimed to obtain the optimal duration of dehydration and freezing method of sugarcane apex tissues. The experiments were conducted at Tissue Culture Laboratory, Plant Cell Tissue Biology Group, Indonesian Center for Agricultural Biotechnology and Genetic Resources Research and Development on May 2013-February 2014.
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