Cryopreservation of seeds of lily [Lilium Iedebourii (Baker) Bioss]: Use of sucrose and dehydration

  • B Kaviani
  • D Abadi
  • A Torkashvand
  • S Hoor
Keywords: Dehydration, germplasm conservation, lily and sucrose.

Abstract

Cryopreservation of germplasm at liquid nitrogen (-196°C) is a perfect method for the long-term conservation of plant genetic resources. A cryopreservation process using dehydration was performed for seeds of lily [

 

Lilium Iedebourii (Baker) Bioss]. Seeds were subjected to a rapid freezing protocol in liquid nitrogen following dehydration and treatment with 0.75 M sucrose for 1 h. Survival after freezing was nil for control seeds and 75% for seeds treated with sucrose and dehydration.

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