Somatic embryogenesis as an efficient method for clonal propagation of Australian native southern rushes (Restionaceae) and sedges (Cyperaceae) for rehabilitation of disturbed habitats and horticultural utilisation

Maggie Panaia

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    [Truncated] This study is the first to undertake a detailed examination of the effects of various factors including plant growth regulators (PGRs), media nutrients, media pH, environmental conditions and the effect of antioxidants on somatic embryogenesis for several members of the Restionaceae and Cyperaceae.

    Two main groups of PGRs were investigated, namely auxins and cytokinins for their efficacy in stimulating somatic embryogenesis. It became evident that members of the Restionaceae responded favourably to auxins [in particular 2,4-dichloro-phenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D)] and species from Cyperaceae responded better to cytokinins [especially thidiazuron (TDZ) which behaves like a cytokinin].
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2002


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