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Aeration is more important than shoot orientation when rooting lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) cv. ‘Digger” microcuttings in vitro

Newell, C., Growns, D. and McComb, J. (2006) Aeration is more important than shoot orientation when rooting lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) cv. ‘Digger” microcuttings in vitro. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Plant, 42 (2). pp. 197-200.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1079/IVP2006747
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Abstract

Rooting in vitro was examined for lentil nodal segments to test a recently published conclusion that shoot orientation has an effect on rooting. As is the case for many species, roots initiated and grew only at the proximal end of the microcutting regardless of its orientation. When the proximal end was in agar (a hypoxic environment) the rooting percentage was low (9–25%) even when the orientation of the microcutting was altered by inventing the culture tube. In contrast, when the proximal end of the microcutting was in an aerobic environment (from the shoot being placed upside down in agar medium or placed normally or upside down in an aerated medium), rooting percentages were higher (62–100%). Medium aeration at the proximal end of the microcutting is more important than shoot orientation for in vitro rooting of lentil microcuttings.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Publisher: Springer
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12661
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