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Identification of functional SNPs in genes and their effects on plant phenotypes
Huq, Md. Amdadul ; Akter, Shahina ; Nou, Ill Sup ; Kim, Hoy Taek ; Jung, Yu Jin ; Kang, Kwon Kyoo ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 1~11
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.1
Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) is an abundant form of genetic variation within individuals of species. DNA polymorphism can arise throughout the whole genome at different frequencies in different species. SNP may cause phenotypic diversity among individuals, such as individuals with different color of plants or fruits, fruit size, ripening, flowering time adaptation, quality of crops, grain yields, or tolerance to various abiotic and biotic factors. SNP may result in changes in amino acids in the exon of a gene (asynonymous). SNP can also be silent (present in coding region but synonymous). It may simply occur in the noncoding regions without having any effect. SNP may influence the promoter activity for gene expression and finally produce functional protein through transcription. Therefore, the identification of functional SNP in genes and analysis of their effects on phenotype may lead to better understanding of their impact on gene function for varietal improvement. In this mini-review, we focused on evidences revealing the role of functional SNPs in genes and their phenotypic effects for the purpose of crop improvements.
Rediscovery of haploid breeding in the genomics era
Lee, Seulki ; Kim, Jung Sun ; Kang, Sang-Ho ; Sohn, Seong-Han ; Won, So Youn ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 12~20
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.12
Advances in DNA sequencing technologies have contributed to revolutionary understanding of many fundamental biological processes. With unprecedented cost-effective and high-throughput sequencing, a single laboratory can afford to de novo sequence the whole genome for species of interest. In addition, population genetic studies have been remarkably accelerated by numerous molecular markers identified from unbiased genome-wide sequences of population samples. As sequencing technologies have evolved very rapidly, acquiring appropriate individual plants or populations is a major bottleneck in plant research considering the complex nature of plant genome, such as heterozygosity, repetitiveness, and polyploidy. This challenge could be overcome by the old but effective method known as haploid induction. Haploid plants containing half of their sporophytic chromosomes can be rapidly generated mainly by culturing gametophytic cells such as ovules or pollens. Subsequent chromosome doubling in haploid plants can generate stable doubled haploid (DH) with perfect homozygosity. Here, classical methodology to generate and identify haploid plants or DH are summarized. In addition, haploid induction by epigenetic regulation of centromeric histone is explained. Furthermore, the utilization of haploid plant in the genomics era is discussed in the aspect of genome sequencing project and population genetic studies.
Current status and prospects of plant diagnosis and phenomics research by using ICT remote sensing system
Jung, Yu Jin ; Nou, Ill Sup ; Kim, Yong Kwon ; Kim, Hoy Taek ; Kang, Kwon Kyoo ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 21~29
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.21
Remote Sensing (RS) is a technique to obtain necessary information in a non-contact and non-destructive method by using various sensors on the surface, water or atmospheric phenomena. These techniques combine elements such as sensors, and platform and information communication technology (ICT) for mounting the sensor. ICT has contributed significantly to the success of smart agriculture through quantification and measurement of environmental factors and information such as weather, crop and soil management to distribution and consumption stage, as well as the production stage by the cloud computer. Remote sensing techniques, including non-destructive non-contact bioimaging (remote imaging) is required to measure the plant function. In addition, bioimaging study in plant science is performed at the gene, cellular and individual plant level. Recently, bioimaging technology is considered the latest phenomics that identifies the relationship between the genotype and environment for distinguishing phenotypes. In this review, trends in remote sensing in plants, plants diagnostics and response to environment and status of plants phonemics research were presented.
Functional analysis of the rice BRI1 receptor kinase
Yeon, Jinouk ; Kim, Hoy-Taek ; Nou, Ill-Sup ; Oh, Man-Ho ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 30~36
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.30
Brassinosteroids (BRs) are essential plant steroid hormones required for cell elongation, plant growth, development and abiotic and biotic stress tolerance. BRs are recognized by BRI1 receptor kinase that is localized in the plasma membrane, and the BRI1 protein will eventually autophosphorylate in the intracellular domain and transphosphorylate BAK1, which is a co-receptor in Arabidopsis thaliana. However, little is known of the role OsBRI1 receptor kinase plays in Oryza sativa, monocotyledonous plants, compared to that in Arabidopsis thaliana, dicotyledonous plants. As such, we have studied OsBRI1 receptor kinase in vitro and in vivo with recombinant protein and transgenic plants, whose phenotypes were also investigated. A OsBRI1 cytoplasmic domain (CD) recombinant protein was induced in BL21 (DE3) E.coli cells with IPTG, and purified to obtain OsBRI1 recombinant protein. Based on Western blot analysis with phospho-specific pTyr and pThr antibodies, OsBRI1 recombinant protein and OsBRI1-Flag protein were phosphorylated on Threonine residue(s), however, not on Tyrosine residue(s), both in vitro and in vivo. This is particularly intriguing as AtBRI1 protein was phosphorylated on both Ser/Thr and Tyr residues. Also, the OsBRI1 full-length gene was expressed in, and rescued, bri1-5 mutants, such as is seen in normal wild-type plants where AtBRI1-Flag rescues bri1-5 mutant plants. Root growth in seedlings decreased in Ws2, AtBRI1, and 3 independent OsBRI1 transgenic seedlings and had an almost complete lack of response to brassinolide in the bri1-5 mutant. In conclusion, OsBRI1, an orthologous gene of AtBRI1, can mediate normal BR signaling for plant growth and development in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Transcriptional profiles of Rhizobium vitis-inoculated and salicylic acid-treated `Tamnara` grapevines based on microarray analysis
Choi, Youn Jung ; Yun, Hae Keun ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 37~48
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.37
The transcriptional profiles of `Tamnara` grapevine (Vitis labruscana L.) to Rhizobium vitis were determined using 12,000 gene oligonucleotide microarray chips constructed with 6,776 unigenes based on the EST sequencing. Among them, 95 clones were up-regulated more than three times and 90 were down-regulated more than 5-times in the R. vitis-inoculated grapevines relative to the control vines. Treatment of salicylic acid showed that 337 clones were upregulated and 52 clones were down regulated in grapevines. Microarray analysis, reverse transcription-polymer chain reaction, and slot blot hybridization analysis revealed that 5, 14, and 64 clones were up-regulated and 10, 12, and 61 clones were down-regulated in wounded, salicylic acid-treated, and R. vitis-inoculated `Tamnara` grapevine leaves, respectively. The expression patterns of
-1,3-glucanase, proline-rich protein, and lipoxygenase genes of `Tamnara` moderately resistant to R. vitis were similar to those of resistant `Concord` and `Delaware` grapevines. However, chalcone synthase genes in `Tamnara` grapevines showed similar expression patterns to susceptible grapevines `Neomuscat` and `Rizamat`. Further expression studies with various clones for each gene should be conducted to elucidate their roles in resistant responses against pathogens or other stimuli in grapevines. These results could provide better resources for understanding the mechanism of defense responses against crown gall disease and clues for identifying new genes that may play a role in defense against R. vitis in grapevines.
Identification and characterization of S-RNase genes in apple rootstock and the diversity of S-RNases in Malus species
Kim, Hoy-Taek ; Moriya, Shigeki ; Okada, Kazuma ; Abe, Kazuyuki ; Park, Jong-In ; Yamamoto, Toshiya ; Nou, Ill-Sup ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 49~57
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.49
We isolated and confirmed two S-RNases, denoted as mpS1 and mpS2, from apple rootstock `Marubakaido` (Malus prunifolia Borkh. Var. ringo Asami). These S-RNases contained and conserved five cysteine residues and two histidine residues, which are essential for RNase activity. The mpS1 showed high similarity to S5 (99.1%) of Malus spectabilis, whereas the mpS2 showed 99.5% nucleotide sequence similarity to S26 of (Malus
domestica) and 99.6% to S35 of (Malus sieversii) when compared with reported S-RNases. In amino acid sequences, the mpS1-RNase was almost similar to the S5-RNase of Malus spectabilis, and the mpS2-RNase was similar to the S35 of Malus sieversii, with only one bp being different from the S26-RNase of Malus
domestica. The 57 S-RNases of Malus species were renamed and rearranged containing the new S-RNases, as mprpS35 (mpS2) and mprpS57 (mpS1), for determining S-genotypes and identifying new alleles from apple species (Malus spp.).
Identification of fungal races that cause powdery mildew in melon (Cucumis melo L.) and selection of resistant commercial melon cultivars against the identified races in Korea
Kim, Hoy-taek ; Park, Jong-in ; Nou, Ill-sup ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 58~65
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.58
Powdery mildew is an important disease of the melon (Cucumis melo L.). Seven isolates of powdery mildew fungi were collected from five locations in Korea; Anseong (DH487), Icheon (BN103, BN625, BN968), Yeongam (YA141), Changnyeong (CN582), and Suncheon (SN102). All 7 fungi had a similar trend of conidial chain and conidiophore development as Podosphaera xanthii with fibrosin bodies in mature conidia. Among them, 2 isolates of powdery mildew fungi; CN582 and SN102 showed similar responses to resistance against powdery mildew as the previously reported race 1 and race N2. The isolates YA141 and BN103 showed similar responses as like as race A. However, three isolates of powdery mildew fungi (BN625, BN968, and DH487) showed different responses compared to the previously reported races (1, N1, N2, A, S, and 5). Therefore, these three isolates could be designated as new races in melon. Nine out of 15 commercial melon cultivars in Korea showed resistance to race 1 (CN582). However, the new race BN968 invaded all 15 cultivars. Results of the two molecular markers were consistent in response to disease development by race 1 of Podosphaera xanthii in case of the above mentioned cultivars. This study confirmed the presence of new melon powdery mildew fungi in Korea which are similarly notorious as like as the previously reported race 1. Therefore, breeders can use these two molecular markers for breeding melon in Korea that is resistant to race 1 and as well as to some other races.
Efficiency of transformation mediated by Agrobacterium tumefaciens using vacuum infiltration in rice (Oryza sativa L.)
Safitri, Fika Ayu ; Ubaidillah, Mohammad ; Kim, Kyung-Min ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 66~75
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.66
Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer has recently been developed to improve rice transformation. In this study, 3 different transformation methods were tested including soaking, co-cultivation, and vacuum infiltration. Agrobacterium tumefaciens GV3101 harboring the binary vector pGreen:: LeGSNOR was used in this experiment. This study aimed to identify the most appropriate method for transferring LeGSNOR into rice. Vacuum infiltration of the embryonic calli for 5 min in Ilpum resulted in high transformation efficiency based on confirmation by PCR, RT-PCR, and qRT-PCR analyses. In conclusion, we described the development of an efficient transformation protocol for the stable integration of foreign genes into rice; furthermore, the study results confirmed that PCR is suitable for efficient detection of the integrated gene. The vacuum infiltration system is a potentially useful tool for future studies focusing on transferring important genes into rice seed calli, and may help reduce time and effort.
Mapping of grain alkali digestion trait using a Cheongcheong/Nagdong doubled haploid population in rice
Kim, Hak Yoon ; Kim, Kyung-Min ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 76~81
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.76
We performed a molecular marker-based analysis of quantitative trait loci for traits that determine the quality of appearance of grains using 120 doubled haploid lines developed by anther culture from the F1 cross between `Cheongcheong` (Oryza sativa L. ssp. Indica) and `Nagdong` (Oryza sativa L. ssp. Japonica). We therefore calculated the alkali digestion value (ADV), used to indirectly measure gelatinization temperature, to evaluate the quality of cooked rice in 2013 and 2014. The ADV score of frequency distribution was higher milled rice than brown rice. In total, nine different quantitative trait loci (QTLs) were found on 5 chromosomes in 2013 and 2014. Also, chromosome 5, 8 were detected over two years. We conclude that selected molecular markers from this QTL analysis could be exploited in future rice quality. In conclusion, we investigated ADV of brown and milled rice in CNDH population. This study found nine QTLs related to the ADV of brown and milled rice. The detected one marker can be used to select lines with desirable eating-quality traits because ADV is closely associated with the eating quality of cooked rice. Therefore, it will be useful to collect resources and distinguishable in many varieties for rice breeding program.
Phylogenetic analysis of 14 Korean Araliaceae species using chloroplast DNA barcode analysis
Hwang, Hwan Su ; Choi, Yong Eui ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 82~90
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.82
Most Araliaceae plant species distributed in Korea are economically important because of their high medicinal values. This study was conducted to develop barcode markers from sequence analysis of chloroplast DNA in 14 taxa of Araliaceae species grown in South Korea. Sequencing of seven chloroplast DNA regions was performed to establish the DNA barcode markers, as suggested by the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL). From the sequence analysis of chloroplast DNA, we identified specific sequences and nucleotides that allowed us to discriminate among each other 14 Korean Araliaceae species. The sequence in the region of psbA-trnH revealed the most frequent DNA indels and substitutions of all 7 regions studied. This psbA-trnH marker alone can discriminate among all 14 species. There are no differences between Korean and Chinese Panax ginseng in all seven sequenced chloroplast DNA regions. A phylogenetic tree constructed using the seven chloroplast DNA regions revealed that Tetrapanax papyriferus should be classified as an independent clade. The Aralia and Panax genera showed a close phylogenetic relationship. Five species in the Eleutherococcus genus were more closely related to Kalopanax septemlobus than to any Panax species.
Multiplex PCR method for environmental monitoring of approved LM cotton events in Korea
Jo, Beom-Ho ; Seol, Min-A ; Shin, Su Young ; Kim, Il Ryong ; Choi, Wonkyun ; Eum, Soon-Jae ; Song, Hae-Ryong ; Lee, Jung Ro ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 91~98
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.91
The growth area of living modified (LM) cotton has steadily increased every year, since its first commercialization in 1996. Development of environmental risk assessment tools and techniques for LM cotton is required for ecosystem safety. We therefore developed multiplex PCR assays for simultaneous detection of two (MON15985, MON531) and four (GHB614, LLCOTTON25, MON88913 and MON1445) LM cotton events approved in Korea, with event specific primer pairs. The PCR reactions were optimized by using event specific primers of six LM cottons at various concentrations. The reactions allows amplification of estimated amplicons of MON15985 (214 bp), MON531 (270 bp), GHB614 (119 bp), LLCOTTON25 (164 bp), MON88913 (276 bp), and MON1445 (389 bp) from multiplex PCR reactions. The multiplex PCR assay developed allowed that two annealing steps (15 cycles at
and 25 cycles at
) were performed for amplification of distinguished two LM cottons, and only one annealing step (50 cycles at
) was necessary for tetraplex PCR. Primer extension step of all PCR reactions was skipped for time-effective amplification. Our methods suggest that two multiplex PCR assays can be cost-effective and a rapid diagnostic tool for environmental LMO monitoring of six LM cottons.
Enhancing resistance to major fungal pathogens of Panax ginseng, by BTH-induced systemic resistance
Ryu, Hojin ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 99~103
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.99
In perennial ginseng plantations, the effective control of various diseases is one of the most critical factors for increasing yields. Enhancing the resistance to disease through induced systemic resistance (ISR) and anti-microbial activity of beneficial soil bacteria, is currently considered to be a potential promising approach to integrate pathogen management for sustainable agriculture. However, the effective in vitro culture systems for testing ISR in ginseng plants have been rarely reported. In this study, I have successfully developed an in vitro germ-free culture system of Panax ginseng seedling for diverse purposes. With this useful system, we also tested BTH-induced priming effects against Botrytis cinerea and Colletotrichum panacicola. Compared to the drain method for enhancing ISR effects to ginseng seedlings, the direct method of spraying leaves somewhat increased the defense activity to these major fungal pathogens. Consistently, the expression of pathogen related PgPR10 and PgCAT were greatly and rapidly enhanced in the BTH-treated ginseng seedlings by treatment with C. panacicola. Our results revealed that the in vitro culture system can be used for developing eco-friendly and versatile bio-control agents for harmful diseases in ginseng cultivation.
Optimization of shoot cultures and bioactive compound accumulation in Rosa rugosa during acclimatization
Jang, Hae-Rim ; Park, Byung-Jun ; Park, Seung-A ; Pee, Ok-Ja ; Park, So-Young ; Paek, Kee-Yoeup ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 104~109
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.104
Rosa rugosa is a medicinal, ornamental, and edible plant native to Eastern Asian countries, including Korea, Japan, and China. The aim of this study was to establish a system for biomass production and secondary metabolite accumulation during in vitro culture and acclimatization of Rosa rugosa. The highest rate of multiple shoot proliferation was achieved with
benzyladenine (BA) (83.3%). However, the number of shoots (14.4 per explant) at
BA was higher than that at
BA. Compared to BA, a combination of thidiazuron (TDZ) and indole butyric acid (IBA) exhibited significantly lower shoot induction, with only 50.0~79.2% and 4.2~16.7% relative shoot formation, respectively. During acclimatization, shoots were sampled every week and their total phenolic contents were analyzed. Among various growth factors, fresh weight showed the most dramatic increase from the 3rd week (88.0 mg/plant) to 4th week (132.7 mg/plant). Total phenolics and flavonoids contents were the highest at
week of acclimatization. Depending on developmental stages, total phenolics and flavonoids contents were higher in 1-yr-old shoots grown ex vitro than in those of older field-grown or in vitro-grown plants. Amongst different ages of field grown plants, 6-year-old plants, the oldest in this study, showed the lowest content in total phenolics.
Effects of in vitro culture types on regeneration and acclimatization of yellow poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera L.) from somatic embryos
An, Chan Hoon ; Kim, Yong Wook ; Moon, Heung Kyu ; Yi, Jae Seon ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 110~118
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.110
We compared germination efficiency for somatic embryos (SE) of Liriodendron tulipifera using semi-solid (SS), temporary immersion bioreactors (TIB), and continuous immersion bioreactors (CIB) to produce vigorous plants. The bioreactors were designed to be immersed in liquid media with plantlets with an adjustable immersion time. TIB and CIB improved germination rates up to 80.86% and 95.21%, respectively, however, CIB produced more hyperhydric plantlets than TIB. The height of plantlets in TIB was significantly higher than for those in CIB. Fresh weights of plantlets grown in CIB of were significantly lower than for those grown in TIB. The lowest chlorophyll concentration was found in in vitro plantlets from CIB. We examined abnormally developed leaves, stems, and apical zones of in vitro plantlets that were produced in CIB. Among the three types, SS showed the highest stomatal density and the shortest stomatal length in in vitro plantlets. After acclimatization, plants from CIB exhibited the lowest values in biomass, such as height, root collar diameter, leaf fresh weight, leaf length, leaf width, petiole length, petiole diameter, and leaf area. Photosynthesis and transpiration rates of ex vitro plants were not significantly different among the three culture types, but stomatal conductance was higher in TIB than in the SS and CIB. Therefore, the results suggest that TIB is the preferable bioreactor to improve in vitro plantlet regeneration of L. tulipifera. TIB-originated plants showed higher growth rate than SS and CIB after transferring to soil.
Influences of different light sources and light/dark cycles on anthocyanin accumulation and plant growth in Petunia
Ai, Trinh Ngoc ; Naing, Aung Htay ; Kim, Chang Kil ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 119~124
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.119
Anthocyanin accumulation and plant growth were examined in petunia (NT and
transgenic plants) by determining the effects of different sources of light and varying light/dark cycles. Red light significantly enhanced anthocyanin content of B-peru+mPAP1; however, it had a negative effect on anthocyanin production in RsMYB1 plants. In general, white light was found to be reasonable for anthocyanin accumulation in all plants. In case of light/dark cycles, application of seven days of light:14 days of dark significantly enhanced anthocyanin content. We found that anthocyanin content detected in transgenic plants expressing anthocyanin regulatory transcription factor genes (B-peru+mPAP1 or RsMYB1) was higher than that in NT plants in all treatments. Plant growth was also influenced by the different light sources and dark/light cycles. Taken together, our results suggest that light source and light/dark cycle play an important role in anthocyanin production and plant growth. The choice of the optimal conditions is also important for anthocyanin production and plant growth depending on NT or transgenic plants carrying anthocyanin regulatory transcription factors.
Isoflavones and biotransformed dihydrodaidzein in hairy roots of Korean wild arrowroot
Lee, Eunji ; Park, Tae-Ho ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 125~131
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.125
Pueraria lobata is a perennial legume plant that produces a variety of isoflavones, such as puerarin, daidzin and daidzein. These are metabolized to equol via dihydrodaidzein and tetrahydrodaidzein by the bacterial fermentation of natural isoflavone sources in the human intestines. In this study, we described the growth and accumulation of isoflavone in the hairy root of the Korean wild arrowroot according to the culture period, as well as dihydrodaidzein biosynthesis in hairy root extracts fermented with Pediococcus pentosaceus. Daily proliferation was best in DY1 cultured for 1 week. DY1 showed significant differences in daily production of puerarin and daidzin+daidzein, as compared to DJ7; furthermore, both were best in DY1 cultured for 1 week. The hairy root extract was fermented successfully with P. pentosaceus with confirmed production of dihydrodaidzein, an equol precursor formed by biotransformation. The results indicated that the growth of hairy roots and isoflavone accumulation in the hairy roots is best 1 week after culture. These results are expected to contribute to the mass production of hairy root and isoflavones as equol precursors from the Korean wild arrowroot and provide a basis for equol production by biotransformation in vitro.
Effects of altering medium strength and sucrose concentration on in vitro germination and seedling growth of Cypripedium macranthos Sw.
Huh, Yoon Sun ; Lee, Joung Kwan ; Nam, Sang Young ; Hong, Eui Yon ; Paek, Kee Yoeup ; Son, Sung Won ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 132~137
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.132
The genus Cypripedium, known as lady`s slipper orchid, has been considered to have a considerable marketability as a potted and garden plant with beautiful flowers; however, this species is becoming endangered and, in some places extinct, due to habitat destruction and illegal collections. As such, an optimized artificial propagation system is necessary for its conservation and horticultural cultivation. For the establishment of the in vitro proliferation of the endangered Cypripedium macranthos Sw., native to Korea, the effects of medium strength and sucrose concentrations on germination, protocorm formation and seedling growth were investigated through asymbiotic seed culture. The highest germination rate and protocorm formation rate were obtained with a 1/4 MS medium; higher MS medium strengths did not generate the favorable conditions required for germination and protocorm growth. The overall growth characteristics of roots and buds developed from protocorms were best in cultures of 1/4 MS medium. On this medium containing
sucrose, both the germination rate and protocorm formation rate increased significantly. The general growth properties of seedlings developed on the medium with
sucrose were best, showing the highest bud formation rate and root number. Our results demonstrate that the 1/4 MS medium, supplemented with
sucrose, could improve in vitro germination, and facilitate the growth of seedlings developed from the protocorms of C. macranthos Sw.
Improvement of asymbiotic seed germination and seedling development of Cypripedium macranthos Sw. with organic additives
Huh, Yoon Sun ; Lee, Joung Kwan ; Nam, Sang Young ; Paek, Kee Yoeup ; Suh, Gang Uk ;
Journal of Plant Biotechnology, volume 43, issue 1, 2016, Pages 138~145
DOI : 10.5010/JPB.2016.43.1.138
To find the optimal propagation condition for endangered Cypripedium macranthos Sw., also known as lady`s slipper orchid, the effect of various organic additives on in vitro germination, protocorm formation and seedling growth was investigated during asymbiotic seed culture. When
coconut water was added to the basal medium, the highest germination rate and protocorm formation rate were achieved, with 70.8% and 74.2% respectively. Supplementation of phloem sap from birch tree or maple tree also showed a facilitating effect to improve the germination and protocorm development. With
birch sap or maple sap, both the germination and protocorm formation rates were roughly more than 65% and 68%. The roots and buds of the seedlings grew vigorously in the medium containing
coconut water or phloem sap, in particular, their bud formation rates increased by more than 70%. Addition of banana powder and peptone could not create a more significantly favorable culture condition, and non-addition had the worst results. Our results demonstrated that proper organic amendments such as coconut water and phloem sap might be preferred to in vitro germination and the growth of seedlings developed from the protocorm of C. macranthos Sw. during asymbiotic seed culture.