, Volume 38, Issue 9, pp 1048–1049 | Cite as

Isolation and morphological studies of a variant ofCeratodon purpureus

  • M. Larpent-Gourgaud
  • M. P. Aumaitre
Specialia Biologica


Morphological variants from protonema ofCeratodon purpureus (Hedw.) were obtained using nitrosoguanidine (NTG). In one of the variants, reduced growth was accompagnied by hyperbranching and inhibition of caulogenesis. The deposition of branches in this strain can be studied by enzymatic analysis.


Morphological Variant Morphological Study Enzymatic Analysis Nitrosoguanidine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Larpent-Gourgaud
    • 1
  • M. P. Aumaitre
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire PhytomorphogenèseUniversité de Clermont IIClermont-Ferrand(France)

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