Russian Journal of Developmental Biology

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 27–36 | Cite as

Induction of androgenic cultures in Siberian larch

  • A. N. Ivanova
  • I. N. Trets’yakova
  • A. S. Vyazovetskova


Male generative buds of the Siberian larch have no organic quiescence during the autumn-winter period and are capable of completing the development of male generative structures under favorable conditions. When microsporophylls of the Siberian larch were cultivated on medium MS with 0.2 mg/1 2.4-D, embryoids of two types were obtained: directly from the microspore body and via formation of organogenic callus. This means that in the Siberian larch, direct and indirect androgenesis in vitro is possible. The Siberian larch pollen was first germinated in vitro, which was enhanced by pretreatment with hydrogen peroxide.

Key words

conifers androgeresis in vitro Siberian larch 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Ivanova
    • 1
  • I. N. Trets’yakova
    • 1
  • A. S. Vyazovetskova
    • 1
  1. 1.Sukachev Institute of ForestrySiberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesKrasnoyarskRussia

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