Presentation on theme: "In Vitro Developmental Pathways. Mother or donor plant is a plant used as a source of explants and selected for its genotype, hygienic or physiological."— Presentation transcript:
Mother or donor plant is a plant used as a source of explants and selected for its genotype, hygienic or physiological status see also stage O : improving hygienic and physiological status and preconditioning of mother plantstage O drip irrigated mother plants
Explant a piece of plant material isolated from mother plant to be cultured Inoculuma subculture of plant material which is already in culture For explants: aerial plant parts are “cleaner” than underground parts the smaller the explant the better the chances to overcome specific phytopathological problems (virus, microplasm, bacteria), but it decreases the survival rate inner tissues are less contaminated than outer ones comparable explants do not always react in a similar way influence of location on the mother plant (topophysis, cyclophysis and periphysis)influence of location on the mother plant influence of juvenility status influence of polarity
Location Regeneration can be influenced by the position of the explant on the plant or by different physical exposure:
Where are juvenile explants located? Juvenile is different from young. Young refers to the age, and is the opposite of old. Juvenile is the opposite of adult, and can refer to: the period in the lifetime that the organ was initiated (sleeping buds at the base of a stem were initiated on the seedling); the initiation period of an organ on which new structures develop (root sprouts develop on roots which were originally initiated in the seedling stage); the proximity to the root system. Juvenility in several hard-woods: Density of crosshatching indicates degree of juvenility. In the juvenile zone, note the single trunk, retention of leaves close to the trunk in winter, and obtuse branch angle. In the mature zone, note the forked trunk and acute branch angles. (Bonga and Durzan, 1982)
Juvenility gradients in trees Juvenility in a regulary shaped conifer: the degree of juvenility of an apical meristem is inversely proportional to the distance (along trunk and branches) between the root-shoot junction (A) and the meristem. The distance AB>AC> AD>AE>AF, and therefore, meristem B is the most mature, and meristem F is the most juvenile. (Bonga and Durzan, 1982)
Juvenility and propagation In vitro propagation of conifers is generally only possible with sections of embryos (A) or young germinants (B). Thus in vitro propagation capability is already lost in young seedlings (C), but these can still be propagated by conventional rooting or cutting techniques. Cuttings taken from these seedling's root readily and generally produce true-to-type propagules. Cuttings from a somewhat older tree (D) have a reduced rooting capacity, and the propagules often show varying degrees of plagiotropic growth. Cuttings from mature trees (E) do not root.
Terminology Tissue culture is an aseptic technique asepsisavoiding contaminations using sterilization procedures axenicfree from association with other living organisms sterilization killing or excluding microorganisms or their spores with heat, filters, chemicals or other sterilants
Surface sterilization of plant material An elaborated example of surface sterilization Cut the plant material to an appropriate size to fit the container which will be used during the sterilsation procedure Rinse plant material under running tap water Shake for a few seconds in alcohol HgCl 2 (0.1 - 1%) + Teepol 2 drops/100ml: 3-5 min Rinse in autoclaved distilled water Commercial bleach 7-15% + Teepol 2 drops/100ml: 10-30 min Rinse several times in autoclaved distilled water sterilization of orchid flower stalks Notes: Tap water: to remove large debris, detergent can be used to shrub the surface Ethanol: 70% is most effective to denaturate proteins. Sometimes 95% is used to dissolve the surface wax layer NaOCl (commercial bleach) or Ca(OCl) 2 : activity is based on both Cl - and other oxidation reactions HgCl 2 * activity based on Cl - and heavy metal denaturation of proteins. wetting agent (e.g. “Teepol”) can be added to the forementioned agents * Hg is toxic for the environment, therefore recuperate the Hg-solution after use and collect in a large container. Hg can be precipitated by adding ammonia to the solution, and siphoning the supernatant
Sterilization of culture media Thermostabile ingredients are autoclaved; thermolabile ones are filter sterilized Autoclaving: adequate autoclaving requires that the medium is maintained at a choosen temperature and at the corresponding pressure for a given time; e.g. 50 kPa corresponds to 112°C, and 100 kPa to 120°CAutoclaving Filter sterilization: disposable filter membranes are first autoclaved; the filter pore size is not greater than 0.22µm; sterilized solutions are filtered a sterile container.Filter sterilization:
Autoclaves Bench top model (pressure cooker type) Vertical autoclave, also used as medium preparation device Top view of left figure Vertical autocalve, laboratory model Horizontal autoclave
Sterilization of tissue culture containers, working tools and environment glassware: autoclaving, dry heat (180°C a few hours), radiation disposable containers: radiation paper: dry heat working tools: flaming or heat (flame, glass beads) bench surface: swapping with alcohol environment: laminar flow cabinet (HEPA-filtered) sterilizing paper: dry heat sterilizing tools laminar flow cabinet
Explants Pieces of organs –Leaves –Stems –Roots Specific cell types –Pollen –Endosperm –Nucellus
Callus Unorganized, growing mass of cells Dedifferentiation of explant –Loosely arranged thinned walled, outgrowths from explant –No predictable site of organization or differentiation Auxin + cytokinin Often can be maintained indefinitely by subculture, but may lose ability to redifferentiate Compact vs friable Habituation
Three stages of callus culture Induction: Cells in explant dedifferentiate and begin to divide Proliferative Stage: Rapid cell division Differentiation stage (sometimes): metabolic pathway or organogenesis
Continuous Culture Bioreactors Closed continuous cultures: Remove some of the media and replace with fresh. Continuous removal or periodic. Terminate growth at harvest. Start over. Open continuous culture: Not only remove some of media, but cells too. Maintain cell density at optimal level. Can be grown for years.
Why is it possible to regenerate in vitro? Totipotency –Initial state –Competence –Determination –Differentiation
Only occurs in a few cells in culture. Why? Pre-determination prior to culture Newly formed meristems may act as sinks Meristematic centers might actually produce compounds that inhibit neighboring cells.
Organogenesis The formation of organs (such as leaves, shoots, roots) on a plant organ, usually of a different kind.
Indirect Organogenesis Dedifferentiation –Less committed, more plastic developmental state Induction –Cells become organogenically competent and fully determined for primordia production –Change in culture conditions? Differentiation
Induction Auxins required for induction –Proembryogenic masses form –2,4-D most used –NAA, dicamba also used
Development Auxin must be removed for embryo development Continued use of auxin inhibits embryogenesis Stages are similar to those of zygotic embryogenesis –Globular –Heart –Torpedo –Cotyledonary –Germination (conversion)
Maturation Require complete maturation with apical meristem, radicle, and cotyledons Often obtain repetitive embryony Storage protein production necessary Often require ABA for complete maturation ABA often required for normal embryo morphology –Fasciation –Precocious germination
Germination May only obtain 3-5% germination Sucrose (10%), mannitol (4%) may be required Drying (desiccation) –ABA levels decrease –Woody plants –Final moisture content 10-40% Chilling –Decreases ABA levels –Woody plants