, Volume 40, Issue 6, pp 568–569 | Cite as

The viability of pollen grains of a lily (Lilium auratum) and the eggs of the brine-shrimp (Artemia salina) soaked in organic solvents for 10 years

  • Y. Iwanami
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Pollen grains ofLilium auratum which had been stored in n-pentanol, n-butanol and n-propanol for 10 years at −10°C germinated, and the generative nucleus in the pollen tube divided into 2 sperm nuclei. The resting eggs ofArtemia salina soaked in these solvents for 10 years hatched at a high rate.


Germinate Organic Solvent Pollen Tube Sperm Nucleus Generative Nucleus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Iwanami
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  1. 1.Biological InstituteYokohama City UniversityYokohama(Japan)

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