Tags: Research

  • Metabolism of phenolic compounds, growth regulators and polyamines in plant tissue cultures, metabolism of phenolic compounds and polyamines in relation to growth and differentiation.
  • Somatic embryogenesis of conifers (Picea abiesAbies albaA. cephalonicaA. nordmanniana): induction of embryogenic cultures, maturation, desiccation, and germination of somatic embryos. Endogenous phytohormones during somatic embryogenesis (ABA, IAA, cytokinins, polyamines, ethylene), anatomy of somatic embryos. Cryopreservation of conifer embryogenic cultures.
  • Computer image analysis, microscopy, confocal microscopy. Cytoskeleton.

What is the best way to maintain embryogenic capacity of embryogenic lines initiated from Douglas-fir immature embryos?

Submitted by Kateřina Eliášová on Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:16

Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb) Franco) is a native conifer from the Pacific North-West of the US and Canada, and is one of the most important timber species used in the world. Douglas-fir is highly productive in a range of climatic conditions and has valuable wood properties (quality) as well as a strong tolerance to diseases and insects. In Europe, Douglas-fir is a major species for reforestation with increasing demand for its wood. Adaptation of new varieties to climate change and associated stresses is one challenging question for ongoing breeding programs.

The biochemical characteristics of the physiological activity of beech and spruce embryos

Submitted by Kateřina Eliášová on Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:03

It is necessary to find convenient and measurable criteria for the evaluation of seeds/embryos quality before germination because of a long time interval between the preparation of seeds or embryos (before germination) and obtaining the seedlings or emblings. The success of all treatments before germination is assessed by the quality of the newly formed plants only.