Trees I pp 87-100 | Cite as

Tissue Culture of Alnus spp. with Regard to Symbioses

  • F. M. Tremblay
  • P. Périnet
  • M. Lalonde
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 1)


Actinorhizal host plants include more than 160 species of angiosperms, distributed over 21 genera, that can form nitrogen-fixing root nodules with the actinomy-cete Frankia (Akkermans and Van Dijk 1981, Bond and Becking 1982, Bond 1983, Lechevalier 1983). Symbiotic nitrogen fixation ensures high yields of bio-mass production by actinorhizal host plants without the need for nitrogenous fertilizer and increases the productivity of deficient sites by the addition of 30–300 kg ha-1 yr-1 of nitrogen (Zavitkovski et al. 1979).


Root Hair Ectomycorrhizal Fungus Callus Line Woody Plant Medium Frankia Strain 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. M. Tremblay
    • 1
  • P. Périnet
    • 2
  • M. Lalonde
    • 3
  1. 1.Petawawa National Forestry InstituteOntarioCanada
  2. 2.Jardin Botanique de la Ville de MontréalMontréalCanada
  3. 3.Département des Sciences Forestières, Faculté de ForesterieUniversité LavalQuebecCanada

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