An encapsulation-dehydration protocol for cryopreservation of the azalea cultivar 'Nordlicht' (Rhododendron simsii Planch.)

@inproceedings{Verleysen2005AnEP,
  title={An encapsulation-dehydration protocol for cryopreservation of the azalea cultivar 'Nordlicht' (Rhododendron simsii Planch.)},
  author={Hans Verleysen and E. J. Van Bockstaele and Pierre C. Debergh},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract Azalea is important for Flanders (Belgium). An in vivo breeding collection, with more than 600 accessions, is available at the Department of Plant Genetics and Breeding (CLO, Melle, Belgium). The aim of our research is to develop a cryopreservation protocol for this collection, one of the most important in the world. With ‘Nordlicht’ as test cultivar, we developed an encapsulation–dehydration protocol. Optimal survival was observed after preculturing shoot tips in liquid culture medium… CONTINUE READING