Somatic Embryogenesis in Larix Decidua

  • Daniel Cornu
  • Christophe Geoffrion
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 210)


Success in somatic embryogenesis has been reported for conifer species since few years. Picea abies, P. glauca, P. mariana, Pinus taeda and P. lambertiana as well as Pseudotsuga menziesii have given embryogenic callus from immature and, for some species, mature zygotic embryos. Recently, it has been reported (3,4) that haploid somatic embryos develop on the female gametophytes of larch (Larix decidua). Embryogenic callus lines were also derived (2) from immature zygotic embryos of hybrid larch (Larix decidua x L. kaempferi).


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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Cornu
    • 1
  • Christophe Geoffrion
    • 1
  1. 1.Station d’Amelrioration des Arbres ForestiersINRA-CROOlivetFrance

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