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Organs topology in strawberry plants depending on different nursery systems
- Massetani, F., Pica, F., Neri, D.
- Acta horticulturae 2017 no.1160 pp. 173-178
- branching, environmental factors, inflorescences, meristems, plant architecture, shoots, stolons, strawberries, topology
- Strawberry plant architecture shows some constant features related to its sympodial growth. Variability in plant architecture is related to the position of the vegetative and reproductive structures along its short axis (rosette plant) and is determined by many factors, including abiotic, agronomic, nutritional and environmental factors. Propagation technique provides plant types showing different architectures. Each type of plant is suitable for specific growing cycles. Plants from different nursery cultivation systems were dissected to determine the fate of all the meristems before field cultivation. Branching pattern and organs topology were described in order to provide basic information on the developmental ability of the plants. The study shows that using specific propagation techniques, it may be possible to guide the architecture of the strawberry plants towards different number and distribution of axillary shoots, inflorescences and stolons.