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Germination of Verticordia pollen after storage at different temperatures

Tyagi, A., Considine, J.A. and McComb, J. (1992) Germination of Verticordia pollen after storage at different temperatures. Australian Journal of Botany, 40 (2). pp. 151-155.

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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%.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Copyright: © 1992 CSIRO.
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