Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (6), pp. 448-450, June 2013.
ISSN: 2276-7770 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 030413509
Simple Embryo Isolation Techniques from Ophrys (Orchidaceae) Seeds
Trakya University, Faculty of Science, Dept. of Biology, Balkan Campus, 22030 Edirne, Turkiye.
Email: mehmetaybeke @ yahoo. com
Investigations on embryos and seeds are very difficult,
owing to the fact that orchid seeds are very small, dusty,
and transparent. Therefore, this study looked at how to
prepare the isolation technique for orchid seeds and how to
isolate orchid embryos from seeds. The seeds of Barlia
robertiana (Orchidaceae) were used. Consequently, for
orchid seeds, the most suitable isolation method was
established and its practical importance is discussed.
Key words: Barlia, Embryo, Orchid, Seed isolation.