Improvement of maize (Zea mays L.) anther culture responses by algae-derived natural substances

K. Jäger, T. Bartók, V. Ördög, B. Barnabás

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Abstract

This is the first report on the beneficial effect of microalgal and cyanobacterial biomass on anther cultures of maize (Zea mays L.). Investigations were made on the cytokinin- and auxin-like activity and content of terrestrial and fresh-water living microalgal and cyanobacterial strains. The influence of media supplemented with biomass from four selected strains on the anther induction, the frequency of microspore-derived embryo-like structures, and regeneration capacity in anther cultures of maize was also studied. The addition of cyanobacterial and microalgal biomass to the induction and regeneration media in concentrations of 1 or 2 g/L improved the androgenic response, and was able to reduce the quantity of the synthetic auxin 2,4-dichlorophenoxy-acetic acid (2,4-D) required, or replace it completely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-516
Number of pages6
JournalSouth African Journal of Botany
Volume76
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

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Keywords

  • 2,4-D
  • Anther culture
  • Cyanobacteria
  • Maize
  • Microalgae

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  • Plant Science

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Improvement of maize (Zea mays L.) anther culture responses by algae-derived natural substances. / Jäger, K.; Bartók, T.; Ördög, V.; Barnabás, B.

In: South African Journal of Botany, Vol. 76, No. 3, 08.2010, p. 511-516.

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