Ex-vitro growth studies of Quercus robur L.

  • Sean Mac An tSaoir Department of Applied Plant Science, Northern Ireland Horticultural and Plant Breeding Station, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland, Loughgall, Co. Armagh.
  • Jennifer O'Brien Department of Veterinary Science, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland, Stoney Rd, Belfast.
Keywords: Quercus robur L., micropropagation, in-vitro, ex-vitro.

Abstract

Micropropagated oak trees (Quercus robur L.) were established in a replicated field trial together with conventional seedlings at Castlewellan Forest Park, Co Down. At the end of the first year(1994) the micropropagated trees were significantly smaller than the seedlings (49 v 65 cm). Five years later there was no significant height difference between the two planting stock types (218 and 220 cm respectively). No abnormal growth was observed in any micropropagated trees during the course of the experiment.
Published
1999-11-01
How to Cite
Mac An tSaoir, S., & O’Brien, J. (1999). Ex-vitro growth studies of Quercus robur L. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9890
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