Home Forum topic Exceptional Species Curation Cryopreservation of Cycads

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    Vanessa HandleyCPC Conservation Officer

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

    Valerie PenceCPC Conservation Officer

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

    Daniel BallesterosCPC Conservation Officer

    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


    Joyce MaschinskiCPC Conservation Officer

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

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