Colchicine induced embryogenesis in maize

Bohuš Obert, Beáta Barnabás

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The present study involves in vitro androgenesis of Zea mays L. using anther culture. We tested combinations of single factors and their influence on microspore induction. Embryogenic induction of microspores within anthers in in vitro conditions was the best when combination of cold treatment, TIBA (0.1 mg l -1 ) in media and colchicine (0.02% during first 3 days of culture) was applied, but colchicine alone can be factor, which can stimulate or initiate embryogenesis in anther culture of maize.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-285
Number of pages3
JournalPlant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004


  • Anther culture
  • Colchicine
  • Embryogenesis
  • Microspore
  • Zea mays L.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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