tung tree


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tung tree:

see spurgespurge
, common name for members of the Euphorbiaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and trees of greatly varied structure and almost cosmopolitan distribution, although most species are tropical. In the United States the family is most common in the Southeast.
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; tung oiltung oil,
oil obtained from the seeds of a tropical tree, the tung tree (Aleurites fordii) of the spurge family, and from seeds of some related species, all from Indomalesia or W Pacifica. It is known also as China wood oil and nut oil.
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tung tree

[′təŋ ‚trē]
(botany)
Aleurites fordii. A plant of the spurge family in the order Euphorbiales, native to central and western China and grown in the southern United States.
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This result indicated that KT dominated the multiplication of adventitious shoots derived from tung tree hypocotyls.
Therefore, either IBA or NAA was required for root formation from tung tree shoots.
The optimum media for tung tree rooting was 1/2 MS +0.
Establishment of a highly efficient regeneration system for tung tree will provide a convenient tool for tung tree tissue culture and transformation, thereby facilitating the transformation of foreign genes into tung tree.
In our previous study, we used the hormonal combinations developed for tung tree regeneration from leaves (Tan et al.
Instead, the WPM medium supplemented with GA3 had a dramatic effect on multiple shoot formation from tung tree adventitious shoots, which is consistent with the effect of GA3 on multiple shoot formation of seedless Siraitia grosvenorii (Chen, 2013).
In this study, we found that 1/2MS medium worked well for tung tree rooting culture.