Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1976

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology

Abstract

The Easter lily, L. longiflorum Thunb. Is known not only for its ornamental value, but also for its large chromosomes, making it ideal cytological material. Big bluestem, Andropogon gerardii Vitman, is a South Dakota native grass. It possesses many desirable characteristics and unique adaptations to this region. This research has primarily dealt with the development of methods for cloning the species L. longiflorum and A. gerardii by tissue culture of leaf and/or floral parts. The pattern of plantlet differentiation from the cultures was also histologically studied.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Plant tissue culture

Plant propagation

Lilies

Grasses

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

58

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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