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Table 2 Effect of the strength of MS medium and concentration of sucrose (S) and Aloe vera leaf gel (AvG) on in vitro rooting of Aloe vera (after 18 d of implantation)

From: High frequency microcloning of Aloe vera and their true-to-type conformity by molecular cytogenetic assessment of two years old field growing regenerated plants

Strength of MS medium, concentration of sucrose (w/v) and AvG (v/v) Percentage of shoot showing root formation Number of root per shoot [means ± SE] Length of longest root per shoot (cm) [means ± SE]
Full MS + 3% S 56.7 3.3 ± 0.25a 1.5 ± 0.12a
Two third MS + 2% S 70.0 4.2 ± 0.23b 1.9 ± 0.08b
One third MS + 1% S 76.7 5.6 ± 0.26c 2.3 ± 0.08c
Water-agar medium* 20.0 2.7 ± 0.33a 2.9 ± 0.14d
One third MS + 1% S + 10% AvG 86.7 7.3 ± 0.24d 2.4 ± 0.07c
One third MS + 1% S + 20% AvG 100 9.8 ± 0.29e 3.1 ± 0.10d
One third MS + 1% S + 30% AvG 100 9.2 ± 0.26e 2.8 ± 0.08d
One third MS + 1% S + 40% AvG 93.3 6.5 ± 0.23d 2.1 ± 0.10bc
  1. Each value represents the means ± SE, n = 30. Means followed by the same letters in each column are not significantly different at P < 0.05 according to Duncan’s multiple range tests.
  2. *Medium without MS nutrient and sucrose but solidified with agar.