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Production of virus-free lilies


, : Production of virus-free lilies. Acta Horticulturae (36): 235-239

Virus-free lilies were obtained by culturing 5-mm2 pieces of inner bulb scale on Sheridan's medium. The resulting plantlets were planted into a pasteurized soil-peat mixture and assayed for virus content; 47% did not contain detectable virus particles. Within a year 787 virus-free plants were obtained from one bulb 3 cm in diameter. Plantlets obtained by culturing 5 mm2 pieces of inner bulb scale on Sheridan's medium were planted in a pasteurized soil-peat mixture.


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