Božena Vooková, Andrej Kormuťák
Study of Abies somatic embryogenesis and its application
Dendrobiology 2014, vol. 71: 149-157
Abstract: This paper provides results of somatic embryogenesis study in our laboratory. General description of somatic embryogenesis (SE) induction, maturation of somatic embryos and plantlets regeneration of the Abies species, followed by a comparisons of some characteristics of zygotic and somatic embryos, seedlings and emblings (somatic seedlings). Own results are supplemented with some literature data. Also aplication of SE for improving of plantlet regeneration of elite fir trees from Dobroč primeval is described as well as initiation of the SE from seeds of incompatible crossings of firs where zygotic embryos abort usually several weeks after pollination.
Additional key words: fir, protein analysis, chlorophyll content, macro- and microelements, defence reactions, incompatible crossing