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Mineral Nutrient Requirements of a Loblolly Pine (Pinus Taeda) Cell Suspension Culture : Evaluation of a Medium Formulated From Seed Composition Data

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Mineral Nutrient Requirements of a Loblolly Pine (Pinus Taeda) Cell Suspension Culture : Evaluation of a Medium Formulated From Seed Composition Data

R D Teasdale et al. Plant Physiol.

Abstract

The mineral nutrient requirements of Pinus taeda cells were explored using quantitative cell culture growth measurements. An appraisal was thereby made of the critical features of a novel and successful medium which was developed specifically for this gymnosperm using chemical composition data for developing seeds, and characterized by generally high concentration of all micronutrients, high magnesium, and low calcium. The high magnesium concentration was found not to be detrimental and possibly beneficial whereas the calcium level bordered on a deficiency threshold. Within the microelements high iodide was found to be essential, as was a higher borate level than is present in media developed for angiosperms. High zinc concentrations were also beneficial, with normal levels permitting slower but nevertheless healthy growth. An improved medium was thereby formulated which was stress-free and exhibited broader genotype specificity. This new formulation has proved very successful in maintaining long-term growth of highly uniform and apparently meristematic suspension cultures of Pinus radiata.

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