This issue of the Botanic Gardens Micropropagation Newsletter is published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in association with Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), who wish to acknowledge support from the Darwin Initiative for the Survival of Species in the production of this issue. This support allows BGCI to distribute copies widely to botanic gardens in developing countries and to help promote the development of rare plant propagation techniques and programmes in such gardens.
We also wish to thank the Friends of Kew for their continued support, Peter Atkinson for inputting much of the text and José Iriondo (Madrid) and Ma Dolores Lledó (València) for their comments on the article in Spanish in this issue.
The International Association for Plant Tissue Culture are holding the VIII International Congress of Plant Tissue and Cell Culture in Florence, Italy, June 12-17 1994. It would be useful if people interested in the propagation of rare and endangered species could meet each other at this Congress to discuss informally the issues involved in such work. If you are intending to be at the Congress and would be interested in such a satellite meeting, please contact me, so that some arrangements can be made. I look forward to meeting many of you in Florence in June.
Michael F. Fay
Micropropagation at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. H. Sluiman & F. Nelson, RBG Edinburgh, Scotland
Apuntes sobre la propagación in vitro de Melocactus bellavistensis Rauh et Backeb. del Perú. J. Hernández Hernández et al., Instituto Tecnológico, Monterrey, México
In vitro regeneration of Haplophyllum patavinum (L) G. Don. fil., a rare and endangered plant. R. Filippini et al., Dipartimento di Biologia, Padova, Italy
Additions to List of Laboratories
Micropropagation of endangered plants of the American Interior Northwest. J. Edson & D.L. Wenny, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA
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