Protonema suspension cultures of the medicinal moss Polytrichum juniperinum

  title={Protonema suspension cultures of the medicinal moss Polytrichum juniperinum},
  author={Natalia Ruiz-Molina and Miguel {\'A}ngel Villalobos-L{\'o}pez and Mario Arias-Zabala},
  journal={In Vitro Cellular \& Developmental Biology - Plant},
The moss Polytrichum juniperinum was widely used by native North Americans and in traditional Chinese medicine to treat several illnesses including burns, wounds, bleeding, fever, kidney stones, and gallstones. This paper reports the efficient establishment of a protonema suspension culture of this moss and evaluation of key factors such as culture medium, trophic condition, initial pH, and inoculum size for increasing biomass production, which has scarcely been studied in this type of… 

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