Rapeseed embryo development in culture on high osmoticum is similar to that in seeds.

@article{Finkelstein1986RapeseedED,
  title={Rapeseed embryo development in culture on high osmoticum is similar to that in seeds.},
  author={Ruth R Finkelstein and Martha L. Crouch},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={1986},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={907-12}
}
The development of Brassica napus L. cv Tower embryos of different ages cultured in vitro with and without high osmoticum (0.48 and 0.69 molar sorbitol) was compared with normal development in situ to investigate the role of a drying environment in embryo maturation. Sensitivity to osmoticum was assayed in terms of its ability to mimic normal development, i.e. to both suppress germination and maintain 12 S storage protein (cruciferin) synthesis at levels comparable to those seen in the… CONTINUE READING