Germination of Verticordia pollen after storage at different temperatures
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Longevity of Verticordia pollen was assessed to develop the technology necessary to allow hybridisation of species that flower in different seasons. Pollen, either attached to the stigmatic pollen presenter or within the anther, was desiccated and stored at temperatures from ambient to -196°C. Verticordia pollen retained 75-80% viability at -196°C, and even when stored at room temperature for 6 months maintained a viability of 50%.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Biological and Environmental Sciences|
|Copyright:||© 1992 CSIRO.|
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