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Anthoceros Tissue Culture

Ross Koning Koning at ECSUC.CTSTATEU.EDU
Fri Feb 9 11:00:42 EST 1996

I am looking for media recipes for culturing
Anthoceros (Hornwort) gametophytes on agar.

I have already tried a modified Knopp's
medium (contains KCl) that I use routinely
for Marchantia (liverwort), and the explants
die within a few hours/days.  I am not sure
whether this is Cl- toxicity or perhaps a
pH problem.  Knopp's runs about pH 5.5.
Rather than doing a pH series and a Cl series,
I thought someone on the net could help.

Does anyone culture Anthoceros out there, and
what recipe and pH do you use?


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