Idk how this exactly works

Ben Anderson via pbs
Thu, 23 Feb 2023 10:26:49 PST
Hi Bob. Mind sharing what exactly you are purchasing for the sterile
medium, perhaps a link? Some of us have been debating whether we want to
dive into the world of embryo rescue....


On Thu, Feb 23, 2023, 9:41 AM Robert Lauf via pbs <> wrote:

>  Just to be clear, my seedling is Hippeastrum X Nerine.  And until it
> blooms, I can only hope it is indeed the targeted cross and not some freak
> parthenogenesis....
> I think embryo rescue makes a lot of plants more orchid-like in their
> intercompatibility because so many intergenerics yield viable embryos but
> the mother plant doesn't recognize them and make some endosperm.  Orchid
> seed culture was devised to get around the fact that orchid seeds never
> have any real endosperm.  So doing the same treatment on
> endosperm-defective seeds of other kinds of plants was a natural thing to
> try and it has been demonstrated many times.  Tubes of sterile medium are
> about $3 a pop in quantity, and a small sterile workstation can be had for
> around $250.  So for the price of a few decent bottles of scotch anyone can
> get in the game!
> Bob
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