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Re: [aroid-l] Refrigeration of aroid pollen.

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Refrigeration of aroid pollen.
  • From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo@msn.com
  • Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 20:14:00 -0400
  • Seal-send-time: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 20:14:04 -0400

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Marc Gibernau 
  To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu 
  Sent: Friday, June 13, 2003 3:47 AM
  Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Refrigeration of aroid pollen.


  Dear Marc,

  Thanks to you, Denis and the others who replied.   I am looking for some specific methods, temps., etc. with which I may be able to store aroid pollen for a little more than a year.
  If anyone has more information, please pass it along!

  Good growing,

  Julius

  >>>Dear Julius,

  I've prepared with Anita Diaz a manuscript for our favourite journal on
  this subject on two Arum species. But It will take some times before we'll
  receive the next Aroideana issue.

  In Arum, to store pollen in refrigerators (8 or 15C) prolong pollen
  viability up to 4-5 days. May be at cooler temperatures (3-5C) the pollen
  viability will last longer. I think that water freezing will be a
  (non-return) limit.

  About freezing pollen, I do not know any references but I think that it
  will kill the pollen (frost may destroy the cellular organs). But it must
  be tested!!!!

  On the aroid web site, you can read Scott Hyndman's web page on
  Amorphophallus pollen stored in a refrogerator.

  All the best,

  Marc





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