Publication Title: 
Meier et al. (1994)
Title: 
Factors controlling micropropagation of mature Fagus sylvatica
Authors: 
Meier Karin, Reuther Gerhard
Publication Year: 
1994
Series Name: 
Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture
Abstract: 
The influence of several endogenous factors on micropropagation of mature elite trees of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) has been investigated. February was the most beneficial month for explantation of dormant buds, since infection with endogenous bacteria was still low and in vitro growth of the plant material was the highest. The genotypes tested gave different results concerning their growth on various tissue culture media. Out of 51 mature grafted genotypes only seven could be established in vitro. Grafting of branches of mature stock plants on juvenile rootstocks resulted in a high increase of multiplication rate compared with corresponding mature material, which could not be subcultured in vitro. Apical buds, larger than 20 mm, from 1-year-old shoots proved to be the most suitable explant source. Plant material could be subcultured for several years and rooted successfully.
Publication Species: 
Fagus sylvatica (European beech)
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
3
Page Numbers: 
231-238
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