Recent advances in protoplast culture of horticultural crops: Conifers

Edward G. Kirby

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This review discusses current established methods for isolating and culturing protoplasts of conifer forest trees. The nature of the starting materials from which conifer protoplasts are isolated, isolation techniques and culture procedures are reviewed. The potential roles of protoplasts in the establishing new procedures in tree breeding and forest biotechnology are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-276
Number of pages10
JournalScientia Horticulturae
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Horticulture


  • biotechnology
  • cell fusion
  • forestry
  • tissue culture
  • transformation


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