A Two-step Procedure for Adventitious Shoot Regeneration from in vitro-derived Lingonberry Leaves: Shoot Induction with TDZ and Shoot Elongation Using Zeatin

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  • 1 Atlantic Cool Climate Crop Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, St. John's, NL A1E 5Y7, Canada

The effects of TDZ (0, 0.1, 1, 5 and 10 μm) and explant orientation on adventitious shoot regeneration of `Erntedank' lingonberry were studied. Moderate concentration (1 to 5 μm) of TDZ supported bud and shoot regeneration, but strongly inhibited shoot elongation. TDZ initiated cultures were transferred to medium containing 1-2 μm zeatin and produced usable shoots after one additional subculture. Adventitious bud and shoot regeneration was greatly influenced by explant orientation. Elongated shoots were rooted on a 2 peat: 1 perlite (v/v) medium, and the plantlets were acclimatized and eventually established in the greenhouse with 80% to 90% survival rate.