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Somatic embryogenesis in Picea suspension cultures

Egertsdotter, Ulrika


Somatic embryogenesis is a nonsexual propagation process where somatic cells differentiate into somatic embryos. In gymnosperms, somatic embryogenesis was first reported in Picea abies, but has now been induced in a variety of cycads and conifers. The development of somatic embryos is similar in different coniferous species, and in principle, it resembles their zygotic counterparts during development.


somatic embryo; somatic embryogenesis; suspension culture; zygotic embryo; mature embryo

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Methods in Molecular Biology
1998, number: 111, pages: 51-60 Title: Plant Cell Culture Protocols
ISBN: 978-0-89603-549-2, eISBN: 978-1-59259-583-9
Publisher: Humana Press

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