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Genome size stability in six medicinal plant species propagated in vitro

Authors
  • Sliwinska, E.1
  • Thiem, B.2
  • 1 University of Technology and Life Sciences, Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Cytometry, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Al. Kaliskiego 7, Bydgoszcz, PL-85789, Poland , Bydgoszcz (Poland)
  • 2 K. Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Botany and Plant Biotechnology, Maria Magdalena St. 14, Poznań, PL-61861, Poland , Poznań (Poland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biologia Plantarum
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Consultants Bureau
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2007
Volume
51
Issue
3
Pages
556–558
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10535-007-0121-x
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

DNA content was estimated by flow cytometry in seedlings and in vitro clones of six species: Oenothera paradoxa, Inula verbascifolia ssp. aschersoniana, Rubus chamaemorus, Solidago virgaurea, S. graminifolia and Pueraria lobata. With the exception of P. lobata, there was no difference in genome sizes between seedlings and in vitro cultured plants from any species, indicative that they maintain their genetic stability during in vitro culture. This confirms the usefulness of tissue culture for production of certified plant material to obtain herbal medicines.

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