An expanded role for in vitro symbiotic seed germination as a conservation tool: two case studies in North America (Platanthera leucophaea and Epidendrum nocturnum)

Interest in using mycorrhizal fungi to cultivate orchids from seed in vitro (=symbiotic seed germina- tion) has intensified in recent years and this approach is now an important conservation tool worldwide. In North America, symbiotic germination has been attempted for a growing number of orchid spe...

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Autores Principales: Massey, Emily, Zettler, Lawrence
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2015
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/lankesteriana/article/view/19526
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21221
Sumario: Interest in using mycorrhizal fungi to cultivate orchids from seed in vitro (=symbiotic seed germina- tion) has intensified in recent years and this approach is now an important conservation tool worldwide. In North America, symbiotic germination has been attempted for a growing number of orchid species in peril as a means to acquire seedlings suitable for reintroduction.