Cryopreservation of Cycads

Is anyone actively working on culture of and/or cryopreservation of cycad embryos? 

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Submitted by Valerie Pence on Fri, 05/03/2019 - 11:28am

Richard Litz, now retired, from Florida did work with cycad somatic embryogenesis. 

DB
Submitted by Daniel Ballesteros on Fri, 05/03/2019 - 11:34am

There is a recent review on cycads where you can find information on embryos and other tissues: Comparative Biology of Cycad Pollen, Seed and Tissue - A Plant Conservation Perspective

It is open access https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12229-018-9203-z

 

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Submitted by Joyce Maschinski on Fri, 05/03/2019 - 11:37am

Chris Walters at NLGRP has done successfully cryopreserved Zamia integrefolia and recovered embryo in vitro.

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