Botanic Gardens Micropropagation News

Volume 1 Part 8 March 1995
ISSN 0962-7448

Welcome to the first edition on Botanic Gardens Micropropagation News to be made available on the internet.

This issue of the Botanic Gardens Micropropagation Newsletter is published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in association with Botanic Gardens Conservation International. The production has been much faciliatated by the addition of Peter Atkinson as Deputy Editor. His main project is the establishment of databases for micropropagation and conservation literature, micropropagation protocols and conservation projects, which we hope to describe in more detail in the next issue. The 'Recent References' section of the Newsletter is now produced from these databases.

A major forthcoming event is the 4th International Botanic Gardens Conservation Congress in September in Perth, Western Australia - further details can be found here. This congress will involve workshops on a range of subjects, including the role of in vitro and molecular techniques in conservation.

We have received a suggestion that experiments reported in the newsletter should be accompanied by details of herbarium voucher specimens (e.g. Ronse, this issue). We believe that this is a good idea, and encourage contributors to include this information in their text.

Michael F. Fay


Micropropagation of two Chilean Jovellana species
A. Ronse, National Botanic Garden, Meise, Belgium

The Tissue Culture Unit in the University of Hong Kong
M. A. Weatherhead, Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Micropropagation of Dianthus arenarius subsp. bohemicus - an endangered endemic from the Czech Republic
J. Kovác, Palacky Univ., Olomouc, Czech Republic

Propagation of the rare Trillium persistens in vitro
V.C. Pence & V.G. Soukup, Cincinnati Zoo & B.G./Univ. of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Explant establishment in the micropropagation of Globularia ascanii, a threatened species from Gran Canaria
M.A. Cabrera-Pérez, Vivero Forestal de Tafira, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

4th International Botanic Gardens Conservation Congress

Recent References

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Botanic Gardens Micropropagation News:
edited by Michael F. Fay & Peter J. Atkinson.
Produced by the Technical Section, RBG Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, UK.

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