Establishment of proliferation and regeneration system of PLBs in Phalaenopsis by treatments of a variety of types of medium, sucrose concentrations and anti-browning agents

다양한 배지종류, sucrose 농도 및 갈변억제물질 처리에 의한 팔레놉시스 PLB 증식 및 재분화 체계확립

  • Received : 2014.11.14
  • Accepted : 2014.11.18
  • Published : 2014.12.31


To establish an efficient proliferation and regeneration of PLBs (protocorm-like bodies) of Phalaenopsis plants, a variety of propagation medium types, various concentraions of sucrose as well as liquid and solid type were tested in this study. Further, activated charcoal, citric acid and ascorbic acid were compared whether these agents are suppose to reduce the browning in culture process using PLBs of Phalanopsis plants. With regard to the proper propagation medium, VW medium showed 1.3 ~ 2 times highr than those of other medium in an index of increasing for fresh weight and 50% higher than those of other medium in the frequency of shoot regeneration. However, regarding liquid and solid types of culture, there were no significant differences in the proliferation of PLBs and regeneration of shoots from PLBs. In the experiment for a variety of sucrose concentrations (0 ~ 50 g/l), 10 g of sucrose showed 30 ~ 50% higher than other concentrations in increasing index and 10 ~ 50% higher in the regeneration of shoots from PLBs. Regarding the reduction of browning in tissue culture via PLBs of Phalaenopsis plants, 1 g of activated charcoal showed only 1.5% browning of PLBs cultured. Whereas, other treatments including citric acid and ascorbic acid showed 6 ~ 16% of browning of PLBs. Therefore, activated charcoal was selected as an efficient anti-browning agents for the culture of PLBs in Phalaenopsis plants. Using above-described results can be contibuted to the establishment of mass propagation system using PLBs of Phalaenopsis plants in the future.


Orchids;Phalaenopsis;PLBs (protocorm-like bodies);Regeneration;Tissue culture


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