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Home Publications National Nursery Proceedings 1990 Mitotic Index of Conifer Shoot Tips: Processing, Sampling, and Data Interpretation

Mitotic Index of Conifer Shoot Tips: Processing, Sampling, and Data Interpretation

A standardized methodology does not exist for determining the mitotic index (MI) of conifer shoot tips. A Feulgen staining procedure coupled with horizontal scanning at fixed vertical intervals is proposed as a reliable and repeatable method to determine MI. Anatomical and cell cycle factors which affect mitotic activity and influence interpretation of MI data are discussed.


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Author(s): James Grob

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1990

Event: Combined Meeting of the Western Forest Nursery Associations
1990 - Roseburg, OR