In vitro proliferation system was achieved by using nodal segment excised from greenhouse grown juvenile stock plants of Alnus japonica. Stem explants were cultured on MS medium supplemented with different plant growth regulators of cytokinin and/or their combinations. The most effective cytokinin source was the combination of zeatin 2.0 mg/L and TDZ 0.05 mg/L producing the average number of shoots (16.8±3.6). In addition, healthy roots were formed after small clumps of shoots were transferred to half strength of MS medium containing IBA 0.02 mg/L with optimal rooting capacity. Soil acclimatization was successfully conducted in cell tray containing artificially mixed soil with 92 % survival rate.
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