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Growth of Fern Embryos in Sterile Culture

Naturevolume 191pages9495 (1961) | Download Citation

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IN recent years, advances in the field of embryo culture have made possible the successful growth of a number of plant species which would not otherwise have been propagated1. These cultural experiments have also enriched considerably our understanding of the physiological and morphological aspects of early plant development2,3. Even though considerable information is available from this work on the cultural requirements of embryos, up to the present time it has not been possible to maintain very young, globular plant embryos (30–85µ) in vitro 4.

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  1. College of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University, Newark, New Jersey

    • AUGUSTUS E. DEMAGGIO
  2. Biological Laboratories, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass

    • RALPH H. WETMORE

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