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The effect of light quality on the induction of apogamy in prothalli of Pteridium aquilinum

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Pteridium gametophytes cultured on a medium containing 4% sucrose under various qualities of light exhibit different developmental responses. Under far-red illumination (690–730 nm) apogamy is produced without enhanced gametophytic growth, thus allowing a distinct separation of the specific induction of apogamy from a general enhancement of gametophytic growth.

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Whittier, D.P., Pratt, L.H. The effect of light quality on the induction of apogamy in prothalli of Pteridium aquilinum . Planta 99, 174–178 (1971). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00388249

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  • Sucrose
  • Light Quality
  • Specific Induction
  • Distinct Separation
  • Pteridium Aquilinum