Storage of maize (Zea mays L.) pollen at -196°C in liquid nitrogen

Beata Barnabás, Erna Rajki

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The water content of pollen has a decisive influence on its storability in liquid nitrogen. Pollen with an initial high water content cannot be stored successfully at extremely low temperatures, so a certain degree of drying must be carried out before storage. Provided the viability of the pollen is not significantly reduced during drying, the pollen remains viable and fertile when kept at -196°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-752
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1976



  • Zea mays
  • deep freeze
  • maize
  • pollen storage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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