Orchid Seed Germination and Micropropagation II: Media Information and Composition

  • Jungmin Park
  • Edward C. Yeung
Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)


This chapter serves as a summary of various media constituents for orchid seed germination and micropropagation. The fifteen commonly used media are arranged into individual tables listing compounds in both mg/L and molar concentration. A comparative table of mineral salt content is also included. Recent publications on the beneficial effects of organic additives such as chitosan, coconut water, banana, and potato are listed to serve as a quick reference source on the subject.

Key words

Culture media Seed germination Micropropagation Molarity Organic additives Chitosan Coconut water Banana powder Potato extract 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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