- Subject: Pollen germination
- From: Marc Gibernau <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 10:35:37 -0500 (CDT)
I write a single message to answer to the different questions. Sorry for
those who are not interested by the question.
Apparently, nobody tried to test pollen viability by germiantions in vivo.
I used the Brewbaker-Kwack Medium (10% sucrose, 100mg/L Boric acid,
300 mg/L Calcium nitrate, 200 mg/L Magnesium sulfate heptahydrate,
100 mg/L Potassium nitrate and distilled water.
I only obtain 20-30% germination rates for Arum italicum.
Apparently, there is a "better" medium for trinucleate pollen species
called "Leduc, Monnier and Douglas" with a lot of new nutrients.
I shall test it next year when the Arum will flower again!!!