Help needed.

Michael J. Prigge prigge at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Thu Dec 12 21:33:54 EST 1996


I have also had problems with transAtlantic seed...except for those from
NASC. I wonder if their Alum. cans could be shielding them from something.
Just a thought.

baskin at BIOSCI.MBP.MISSOURI.EDU (Tobias Baskin) wrote:
> Andrew,
>         We have received lots of seed over the past few years from
> Australia or the UK, and even sometimes elsewhere in the US, and nearly
> without exception germination is terrible! We grow what we can up, self em,
> and the next generation is as good as new. Maybe arbidopsis seed are really
> finicky about airline food? Or maybe they feel about the midwest more or
> less the same way I do? 8-)
>         What has worked for some lines if we want germination *NOW* is to
> chuck in 10 - 100 uM GA3 into the plates. That helps sometimes.
>         Cheers,
>                 Tobias
Michael Prigge                    prigge at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Institute of Molecular Biology           University of Oregon
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