Cryopreservation by Encapsulation-vitrification of Embryogenic Callus of Wild Crocus (Crocus hyemalis and Crocus moabiticus) (Research Note)

@inproceedings{Baghdadi2010CryopreservationBE,
  title={Cryopreservation by Encapsulation-vitrification of Embryogenic Callus of Wild Crocus (Crocus hyemalis and Crocus moabiticus) (Research Note)},
  author={Savinaz H. Baghdadi and Rida A. Shibli and Maha Q. Al Syouf and Muhammad Shatanawi and Arabia Arabiat and Ibrahim M. Makhadmeh},
  year={2010}
}
Crocus is asexually propagated plant by corms and it is susceptible to a wide range of pathogens and environmental stresses. It cannot be effectively stored for long periods using conventional methods. Cryopreservation by encapsulation-vitrification was studied as a long-term conservation method. Callus fragments were encapsulated in 4 mm calcium alginate beads containing hormone-free MS medium. Encapsulated beads were dehydrated with the Plant Vitrification Solution 2 (PVS2) [(w/v) 30… CONTINUE READING