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Michael J. Tanabe

Michael J. Tanabe
Michael ÔÇťMikeÔÇŁ Tanabe

Professor of Plant Science
B.S., University of Hawai╩╗i at M─ünoa
M.S., Ph.D., University of Hawai╩╗i at M─ünoa

Courses

  • HORT┬á450 Adv Plant Tissue Cult (3)
  • HORT┬á303 Intro Plant Tissue Culture (3)
  • KES┬á117 Mountain Biking (1)
  • HORT┬á264 Plant Propagation (3)
  • HORT┬á304 Plant Tissue Culture Acclimatz (3)
  • HORT┬á350 Trop Landscape Horticulture (3)
  • Turf Management

Research Interests

My primary interest is micropropagation of especially tropical and subtropical crops. I have been involved in addressing many of the local industry needs via micropropagation including anthuriums, edible ginger, orchids, bananas, noni, awa, tea and taro.

Selected Publications

  • Tanabe, Michael and Sandra Baehr. 2001. In vitro Triple Indexing of Edible Ginger (Zingiber officinale). J. Hawaiian Pacific Agric. 11:11-15.
  • Tanabe, Michael and K. Okuhara. 2000. In vitro Propagation of Edible Ginger, Zingiber officinale as influenced by Bud Dormancy and Autotrophy. Silent Abstract for World Congress on In vitro Biology. San Diego, Ca.
  • Tanabe, Michael and Melissa Honda. 2000. Acacia Koa: In vitro Germination and Callus Culture. J. Hawaiian Pacific Agric. 10:47-51.
  • Tanabe, Michael J., Sandra Baehr, William Wolff, John Fernandez, Ruth Tanaka and Kari Yoshimura. 1994. Indexing Service and Certification Program. Proceedings of the Seventh Hawaii Anthurium Industry Conf., Hilo, Hi.
  • Tanabe, Michael J., Sandra Baehr, William Wolff, Ruth Tanaka and Kari Yoshimura. 1994. Anthurium In vitro Propagation and Germplasm Storage. Proceedings of the Seventh Hawaii Anthurium Industry Conf., Hilo, Hi.