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SE Fluidics System

Aidun, Cyrus K.; Egertsdotter, Ulrika


Somatic embryogenesis (SE) offers a basis for scalable, automated technology suitable for large-scale production of clonal plants. The SE method is attractive biologically due to the developmental path of the somatic embryo closely resembling zygotic embryo development thus avoiding issues related to adventitious rooting and plagiotropic growth. Furthermore, long term storage of SE cultures allow for field testing in species where zygotic seeds are the starting material for SE cultures, e.g. conifers. Application of SE methods for industrial scale plant production has been limited due to the cost of labor involved with different steps of the SE process.

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Forestry Sciences
2018, Volume: 84, number: 84, pages: 211-227 Title: Step Wise Protocols for Somatic Embryogenesis of Important Woody Plants
ISBN: 978-3-319-89482-9, eISBN: 978-3-319-89483-6
Publisher: Springer