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|Title:||Infection of Spathoglottis plicata (Orchidaceae) seeds by mycorrhizal fungus|
|Authors:||Tan, T.K. |
|Citation:||Tan, T.K., Loon, W.S., Khor, E., Loh, C.S. (1998). Infection of Spathoglottis plicata (Orchidaceae) seeds by mycorrhizal fungus. Plant Cell Reports 18 (1-2) : 14-19. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s002990050524|
|Abstract:||Spathoglottis plicata seeds were encapsulated in 4-mm-diameter capsules of alginate-chitosan or alginate-gelatin and infected with the mycorrhizal fungus Rhizoctonia AM9. The encapsulated seeds were placed directly on Rhizoctonia culture. About 66% of the seeds encapsulated in sucrose-free chitosan-alginate established a symbiotic relationship with the mycorrhizal fungus after co-culturing for 2 weeks. The highest percentage of infection observed was about 84%. Addition of sucrose or using gelatin-alginate for encapsulation reduced the percentage of infection by about half. The growth of Rhizoctonia AM9 in sucrose-free alginate, chitosan and gelatin was found to be minimal. The advantages of germinating orchid seeds, encapsulated in sucrose-free polymers, through mycorrhizal infection is discussed.|
|Source Title:||Plant Cell Reports|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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