Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 30, 2020

Effective way to replenish threatened plants

ScienceDaily  reports

Cloning techniques to give the threatened Hill’s thistle a fighting chance

Planting Hill’s thistle seeds has low flowering and germination rates. The study used the CPR (Conservation, Propagation, Redistribution) method to preserve the genetic material of germ cells of two plants and then use that material to produce 1,000 plants in the lab. They transplanted 300 at 12 sites in Ontario. Survival rate ranged from 67 to 99 per cent, with nearly all plants surviving the winter and showing shoot regeneration and flowering.

Read more at  Effective way to replenish threatened plants: Cloning techniques to give the threatened Hill’s thistle a fighting chance — ScienceDaily


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