Murthy Chilukamarri

Studying towards a PhD in Biotechnology
Location: Julius von Haast 516
Country of origin: Telangana, India


Primary Supervisor: David Leung

Research Interests

My PhD project aims to adapt an efficient system for micropropagation of apple trees through tissue culture techniques including in-vitro multiplication and in-vitro grafting. This can enable the horticulture industry to produce premium apple trees via a fast and sustainable approach with a minimised carbon footprint. To date, no protocol has been developed for commercial in-vitro propagation of any crop trees including apple tree.

Working thesis title

Micropropagation system for commercial production of apple (Malus domestica) trees- based on in-vitro multiplication and in-vitro grafting.