Calluses initiated from leaves and seedlings of the mangrove, Bruguiera sexangula, were isolated from the original tissues and subcultured. Effects of NaCl on growth and ion content of each callus were measured. The growth rate of calluses derived from leaves (leaf callus) gradually decreased as the NaCl concentration in the medium increased, while that of calluses derived from seedlings (seedling callus) was highest in the medium containing 100 mM NaCl. Concentrations of Na and Cl in both calluses increased with increasing the NaCl concentration in the culture medium. The concentration of K of leaf calluses greatly decreased at 300 mM NaCl, while the K concentration of seedling calluses decreased only slightly and remained relatively high even in the presence of 300 mM NaCl. Transient treatment of leaf calluses with media containing high concentrations of NaCl frequently induced regeneration of adventitious tissues.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Plant Science