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Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp 376–378 | Cite as

Increase in dry weight and protein content inBrassica oleracea andNicotiana tabacum pith expiants daring short-term cultivation on simple media

  • J. Luštinec
  • M. Kamínek
  • J. Přívratský
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Abstract

The stem pith discs of kale and tobacco were cultured on simple sugar-mineral media. The dry weight of the expiants rose almost linearly for 20 days and was doubled in 10 to 12 days. Neither protein accumulation nor the increase in cell number are responsible for this relatively high increase in dry weight of discs. The accumulation of sugars or polysaccharides is thought to be the cause of this increase.

Keywords

Cobalamin Starch Accumulation Protein Nitrogen Simple Medium Pith Tissue 
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© Institute of Experimental Botany 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Luštinec
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Kamínek
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Přívratský
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Experimental BotanyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPraha
  2. 2.Research Station in AlšoviceCzechoslovakia

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