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Crit Rev Biotechnol. 2014 Dec;34(4):358-71. doi: 10.3109/07388551.2013.841117. Epub 2013 Nov 6.

Seed biology and in vitro seed germination of Cypripedium.

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Key Laboratory of South China Agricultural Plant Genetics and Breeding, South China Botanical Gardens, Chinese Academy of Sciences , Guangzhou , China .

Abstract

Cypripedium orchids have high horticultural value. The populations of most species are very geographically restricted and they are becoming increasingly rare due to the destruction of native habitats and illegal collection. Reduction of the commercial value through large-scale propagation in vitro is a preferable option to reduce pressure from illegal collection. Cypripedium species are commercially propagated via seed germination in vitro. This review focuses on in vitro seed germination and provides an in-depth analysis of the seed biology of this genus.

KEYWORDS:

Acclimatization; Cypripedium; research advances; seed biology; seed germination

PMID:
24191720
DOI:
10.3109/07388551.2013.841117
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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