How Important is Photosynthesis in Micropropagation?

  • M. Capellades
  • A. Vanderschaeghe
  • R. Lemeur
  • P. Debergh
Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 8)


When micropropagating plants it is not always required that the final product in vitro is autotrophic. On the contrary, micropropagated roses with the lowest net photosynthesis yielded the best survival rate in the greenhouse, provided the culture conditions in the last stage of micropropagation were adequate. Sugar content, light intensity and controlled water retention capacity in the head space of the container are the most important factors. They can contribute to yield plants with a normal anatomy and physiology.


Chlorophyll Fluorescence Light Response Curve Dark Respiration Rate Light Saturation Point Rosa Multiflora 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Capellades
    • 1
  • A. Vanderschaeghe
    • 2
  • R. Lemeur
    • 3
  • P. Debergh
    • 1
  1. 1.Lab. HorticultureState University GentGentBelgium
  2. 2.I.W.O.N.L.-C.S.V.T.State University GentGentBelgium
  3. 3.Lab. EcologyState University GentGentBelgium

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