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Frontiers in fern gametophyte research

Buzgo, Matyas [1], Vattuone, Angela L. [1].

Comparative staging of fern gametophyte development considering diversified ecological niches.

Using plant micropropagation techniques, we grow a diversity of fern gametophytes and compare their developmental stages. We discovered that different gametophytes respond strongly to different fertilizer regimes. Whereas in some species gametophyte and sporophyte thrive under similar conditions, in other species the gametophyte conditions differ strongly from those best for sporophytes. Staging and records of growing conditions should allow us to optimize gametophyte culture and to study embryo development in the future.

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1 - Louisiana State University Shreveport, Biological Sciences, One University Place, Shreveport, LA, 71115, USA

Keywords:
Monilophytes
Pteridophytes
Leptosporangiates
gametophyte
Development
Micropropagation
ecology.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: C4
Location: Prince of Wales/Riverside Hilton
Date: Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Time: 9:15 AM
Number: C4005
Abstract ID:512
Candidate for Awards:Edgar T. Wherry award


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