ENDOGENOUS BACTERIA ELIMINATION IN ORNAMENTAL EXPLANT

J. Fisse, A. Batlle, J. Pera
We examine the problem of endogenous bacterial contamination in the micropropagation of Syngonium podophyllum, Philodendron "Red Emerald" and Ficur elastica var decora. A bacteria that constantly appeared in the 3 cultures was isolated and cultured in a glucose medium. Antibiogrammes were done which led to the choice of 2 antibiotics: Cephaloridine and streptomycin. These were applied to the explants in a series of trials which allowed us to select one of them and finally through curves of activity and phytotoxicity the adequate dose for each species was ascertained.
Fisse, J., Batlle, A. and Pera, J. (1987). ENDOGENOUS BACTERIA ELIMINATION IN ORNAMENTAL EXPLANT. Acta Hortic. 212, 87-90
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1987.212.11
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1987.212.11

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