Vol. 5 No. 1-2 (1999)

The role of rejuvenated and adult forms of English oak (Quercus robur) in in vitro cultures

Published May 24, 1999
Gy. Végvári
University of Horticulture and Food Industry H-1118 Budapest, Villányi út 35-43.
I. Balla
Research Institute for Fruitgrowing and Ornamental H-1223 Budapest, Park u. 2.
Z. Kothencz
UHFI, Department of Floriculture and Dendrology


Végvári, G., Balla, I., & Kothencz, Z. (1999). The role of rejuvenated and adult forms of English oak (Quercus robur) in in vitro cultures. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 5(1-2), 81–83. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/5/1-2/29

In vitro plant material of clones (Q. robur) NL 100 A (adult) and NL 100 R (rejuvenated) received from Germany (A. Meier-Dinkel, 1995) were used in these experiments. WPM medium was used for the multiplication phase. Plantlets were subcultured monthly. Differences in quality and colour of the adult and rejuvenated cultures induced us to follow and compare the changes of mineral- and chlorophyll content and dry weight during the propagation phase. Mineral and chlorophyll content as well as dry weight were measured weekly on three samples during the subculture period.

In the case of propagation rates we stated, they were similar around the year, but both clones had a high peak in April. Examining the cation-content, we detected that, the plantlets had a highest quantity of several elements during the 2nd and 3rd week of subculture. The iron content was the highest in the 1st week and after that it decreased continuously. It is supposed, that the content of iron is not enough in the media. The chlorophyll content of the rejuvenated clone was higher than that of the adult one.

In the rooting experiments it was stated that, after one-week cold treatment the rooting ability was the best.



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