Somatic Embryogenesis in Aesculus Hippocastanum and Quercus Petraea from Old Trees (10 to 140 Years)

  • Jörg Jörgensen
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 210)


Tissues of the flower of oak (anthers) and horse-chestnut (filaments) were placed on modified WPM. On these media calli developed, which were transferred to embryos on modified WPM with2.5µM BAP. Zygotic embryos of oak placed on modified WPM regenerated embryos on their surface. Some of the horse-chestnut embryos were potted in soil and are growing in the greenhouse.


  1. 1.
    DAMERI, R. M., CAFFARO, L., GASTALDO, P. AND PROFUMO, P. (1986) Callus fomation and embryogenesis with leaf expiants of Aesculus hippocastanum L. J. Plant Physiol, 126, 93–96.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    JÖRGENSEN, J. (1988) Embryogenesis in Ouercus petraea and Fagus sylvatica. J. Plant Physiol. 132, 638–640.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    JÖRGENSEN, J. (1989) Somatic embryogenesis in Aesculus hippocastanum L. by culture of filament callus, J. Plant Physiol, 135, 240–241.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    LLOYD, G. AND MCCOWN, B. H. (1981) Commercially feasible micropropation of mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) by use of shoot tip-culture, Proc. Int. Plant Prop. Soc. 30, 421–427.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    RADOJEVIC, L. (1987) Plant regeneration of Aesculus hippocastanum L. (Horse Chestnut) through somatic embryogenesis. J. Plant Physiol. 132, 322–326.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörg Jörgensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Niedersächsische Forstliche VersuchsanstaltStaufenberg-EscherodeGermany

Personalised recommendations