Micropropagation of Orchids by Joseph Arditti

By Joseph Arditti

This significantly increased and up-to-date version of a vintage reference paintings includes volumes delivering a compendium of equipment for multiplying orchids via micropropagation.

  • A designated choice of methods and strategies for multiplying orchids, together with organ, tissue, and phone tradition concepts in vitro
  • Presents vintage options which were within the leading edge of orchid propagation when you consider that they have been first built in 1949
  • Detailed strategies are appended with tables and whole recipes for numerous tradition media
  • Includes many illustrations, chemical formulation, ancient vignettes, and rarely visible illustrations of individuals, orchids, equipment and tools

“… an outstanding source like its predecessor, …both informative and eye-catching, and served as a reminder of why we visit such extremes in our quest to propagate those plants.” American Orchid Society, 2009

“…in the feel of its common worth and value, this moment variation will unquestionably be thought of a vintage, if basically since it will function a sole and priceless source at the subject.” Plant technological know-how Bulletin, 2009

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Norbert Haas-von Schmude, Wettenberg, Germany, pers. ). , 1995; Arditti and Krikorian, 1996; Arditti, 2001; Easton, 2001). Now, after attention has been called to Thomale and his work and to his amazingly accurate prediction, it is no longer correct to state that “. . Georg[e] Morel has realized for the first time the multiplication of Orchids [sic] by stem tips in vitro culture. Dr. [sic] Thomale seems to be unaware of the tissue culture history” (R. J. Gautheret, Paris, pers. ). Cauvinism, national pride, and not even loyalty to a “.

Thomale appreciated immediately the potential of his discovery. He wrote (Fig. qxd 11/22/07 11:46 Page 23 Micropropagation of Orchids 23 33 35 34 FIG. 1-33–1-35. Orchis maculata and the work by Hans Thomale, which lead him to suggest that shoot-tip cultures can be used for micropropagation. 33. Inflorescences during three stages of development: emerging, at the start of anthesis, and with open flowers (Landwehr, 1977). 34. Plants produced from in vitro explants like the one in Fig. 1-32 (courtesy Hans Thomale with help from Dr.

10. Dr. Georges Morel (Orchid Orlando, no date, signature from a letter to Hans Thomale). 11. Professor Folke Skoog (Janick, 1989). 12. Professor John T. Curtis (Skoog, 1951). The line drawing under Fig. 1-10 is of a Phalaenopsis flower. Professor E. A. Ball co-authored a paper on the micropropagation of this orchid. The line drawing under Fig. 1-12 is of a Cymbidium flower. Professor F. C. Steward produced flowering size plants (Fig. 1-9b) from cell suspension cultures of this genus. of carrot cells and the regeneration of plants (Krikorian, 1975, 1982; Steward and Krikorian, 1975).

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