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In Vitro Testing and Long-Term Storage of Black Cherry Pollen

As breeding of black cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.) intensifies, there will be an increasing need for effective controlled crossing procedures. Some initial work aimed at this objective has been summarized by Forbes (1973). Pollen handling techniques, including storage and suitable methods for testing viability, are an important part of these procedures. Here we report methods of in vitro germination and the results of storage under several conditions.

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Author(s): Robert E. Farmer, Jr., G. C. Hall

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Northeastern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1974