Hail Rihan, Mohammed Al-Issawi and Mick Fuller
Damascus University, Syria University of Al-Anbar, Iraq Plymouth University, UK
Posters-Accepted Abstracts: Curr Synthetic Sys Biol
An effective protocol for cauliflower micropropagation was developed by Rihan and enables the production of thousands of microshoots per cauliflower curd and provides an optimal system for the analysis of the physiological and molecular responses of cauliflower to various types of abiotic stresses. Moreover, these microshoots can be used for artificial seed productions which are required to show a high level of abiotic stress tolerance in order to be a cost effective method for cauliflower propagation. Molybdenum (Mo) was used in this study to improve the cold tolerance of cauliflower microshoots/ artificial seeds. The capacity of Mo to up-regulate CBF/DREB1 in cauliflower microshoots was confirmed. The study could help in improving the understanding of the abiotic stress network in plants and in improving the quality and efficiency of cauliflower artificial seed production systems.
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