Shoot regeneration from protoplasts of Ulmus Pioneer Academic Article uri icon


  • Protoplasts were isolated from leaf-derived calli of Ulmus 'Pioneer' with a yield of 0.2 103-2.0 105 protoplasts/gram of callus. Protoplasts were cultured in KM medium 8p supplemented with 1.0 M 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), 2.5 M naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA), 1 M zeatin, 0.38 M glucose and 0.7 mM sucrose. Cultures were incubated in darkness at 25C. Cell wall regeneration followed by cell division was observed in at most 20% of the protoplasts 10 days after culture. However, colonies (0.2-0.3 mm in diameter) developed from less than 7% of the total cells 14 days after culture. A dense green callus formed 6 weeks after colonies were transferred to Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium containing 200 mg/l casein hydrolysate, 3% (w/v) sucrose, and different concentrations of benzyladenine (BA) or kinetin (5, 10, 20, 30 M). Shoot bud primordia were initiated on MS medium containing 10-30 M BA. Buds developed into shoots three weeks after they were transferred to MS medium containing 2 M BA. Shoots were rooted and adapted to the green-house environment. 1986.

published proceedings

  • Plant Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Sticklen, M. B., Domir, S. C., & Lineberger, R. D.

citation count

  • 33

complete list of authors

  • Sticklen, Masomeh Behrouz||Domir, Subhash C||Lineberger, R Daniel

publication date

  • January 1986