Calluses and callus-like growth in seaweeds: Induction and culture

  • Miriam Polne-Fuller
  • Aharon Gibor
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 41)


Calluses of plants are masses of unorganized tissues formed as a result of injury. Some callus masses are soft, others are of harder consistency, and all are lumps of undifferentiated cells, an abnormal growth-form of the plant. This paper describes seaweed calluses, and similar abnormal growth-forms of seaweeds which produce mounds of undifferentiated tissues referred to here as callus-like growth.

Key words

seaweed calluses induction culture differentiation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miriam Polne-Fuller
    • 1
  • Aharon Gibor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological Sciences and Marine Science InstituteUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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