Storage of pollen grains of Crotalaria retusa in oils

Jain, Ajay ; Shivanna, K. R. (1990) Storage of pollen grains of Crotalaria retusa in oils Sexual Plant Reproduction, 3 (4). pp. 225-227. ISSN 0934-0882

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Attempts were made to store pollen grains of Crotalaria retusa L. in a mineral oil (paraffin oil) and two vegetable oils (soybean oil and olive oil). Under laboratory conditions pollen grains not stored in oil lost in vitro germinability within 15-30 days, while those stored in oils maintained some degree of germinability even after 60 days. Pollen samples stored in oils at −20° C did not show any decline in germinability or pollen tube vigour even after 6 months of storage. The results amply demonstrate the feasibility of using oils for short- and long-term pollen storage.

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Keywords:Crotalaria retusa; Oils; Pollen Storage; Pollen Viability; Pollen Vigour
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