THE USE OF DISPOSABLE FLUOROCARBON POLYMER FILM CULTURE VESSEL IN MICROPROPAGATION
In further trials, the ‘Culture Pack’ of a bigger size (22.5 x 15.0 x 10.5 cm, the outer size of stainless frame) which is 6 times as large as that of standard size (7.5 x 7.5 x 10.5 cm) was also developed. The growth of Spathiphyllum cultivar ‘Merry’ plantlets on solid medium in the ‘Culture Pack’ of bigger size were normal, and they attained a size almost the same as those plants grown in the ‘Culture Pack’ of standard size. The shoot development on rockwool (Multiblock, Grodania A/S, Denmark) or on polyesterfiber block (Toyobo, Japan) with liquid medium in the ‘Culture Pack’ was also observed.
The advantages to using a combined ‘Culture Pack’ of bigger size with the Multiblock or polyesterfiber block in micropropagation of horticultural crops are discussed.