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We report here the successful micropropagation of adult Juniperus phoenicea L. with respective ploidy stability studies. Microcuttings with axillary buds were grown on five media supplemented with different growth regulator combinations. Best elongation rates were achieved on Driver and Kuniyuki (DKW) medium supplemented with kinetin alone or with(More)
Tenderloin (T), eye of rump (E), striploin (S), eye round (ER), tri-tip (TT), rib-eye roll (RR) and three rib plate-flank on (RP) meat cuts were evaluated. Selenium contents ranged between 0.42 and 1.20 mg/kg wet tissue (wt) in Hereford (H) breed and between 0.49 and 1.3 mg/kg wt in Braford (B) breed. In H and B breeds, T, TT and RP, and TT and RP were the(More)
Micropropagation allows large-scale plant multiplication and germplasm preservation, representing an added value in forest breeding strategies to combat desertification and/or protect endangered species. We developed a large-scale micropropagation protocol of Olea maderensis (a native endangered wild olive of Madeira Archipelago) using OMG medium (rich in(More)
Micropropagated plants from two wild-olive species, Olea maderensis and O. europaea ssp. europaea var. sylvestris were screened for genetic stability. O. maderensis shoots were elongated/multiplied on OMG medium with zeatin (9.12 μM), and rooted on 1/2 OMG with NAA (3.22 μM). O. europaea var. sylvestris shoots were elongated/multiplied on OM medium with(More)
The crop species Olea europaea L. (olive tree) is of great economic importance in the Mediterranean region. Hence, many efforts have been done in the last decades to propagate this commercially valuable species by in vitro methods. On the other hand, the lesser known Olea maderensis (Lowe) Rivas Mart. & Del Arco which is a native species of the Madeira(More)
In this study, native olive plants from Olea maderensis (≡ O. europaea ssp. cerasiformis) and O. cerasiformis (≡ O. europaea ssp. guanchica), wild olives (O. europaea ssp. europaea var. sylvestris) and cultivated olives (O. europaea ssp. europaea var. europaea) were analysed with respect to genome size and microsatellite markers. The mean nuclear DNA(More)
We describe a protocol for somatic embryogenesis (SE) induction from an adult wild olive tree (Olea europaea ssp. europaea var. sylvestris. The protocol used confirms for the first time that there is no need to use juvenile or rejuvenated material for SE induction. For SE induction, petiole and leaf (proximal, intermediary and distal zones) explants were(More)
The content of Cu, Fe, Mn, Zn, Co, Cr, Ni, and Pb were determined in 496 samples of heat-treated canned liver pastes by atomic absorption spectrometry. Canned samples were classified according to the presence or absence of coated varnish on the inner side of the can. For each sample, two subsamples were taken: one from the area in contact with the side of(More)
The phenol red spectrophotometric method has been studied and applied as an inexpensive screening method for the determination of bromide in vegetables samples. The concentration of bromide ranged from 3.65 to 14.42 mg kg(-1) in capsicum, 4.50 to 9.30 mg kg(-1) in potatoes, and 3.63 to 19.02 mg kg(-1) in fungi. The content of inorganic bromide in the(More)