Recovery of Juvenile Characteristics Through In Vitro Propagation of Mature Fast-Growing Birch Hybrids

  • Andreas Meier-Dinkel
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 210)


Mature hybrids of Betula platyphylla var, japonica x B. pendula were micro-propagated using dormant winter buds as expiant source. The in vitro propagated plants showed characteristics of juvenile seedlings such as vigorous orthotropic growth, absence of flowering, and a high rooting capacity of cuttings taken from 2-year-old in vitro propagated plants. When reestablished in vitro, expiants of the micropropagated plants gave better results compared to the original mature material.


Adventitious Root Adventitious Shoot Mother Tree Micropropagated Plant Mature Hybrid 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Meier-Dinkel
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  1. 1.Abteilung ForstpflanzenzüchtungNiedersächsische Forstliche VersuchsanstaltStaufenberg-EscherodeFederal Republic of Germany

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