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ISSN : 1225-5009(Print)
ISSN : 2287-772X(Online)
Flower Research Journal Vol.32 No.S pp.18-18

Comprehensive Evaluation of Lilium Pollen Viability and Germination Methods

Eun-Jae Seo1, Ji-Yun Kang1, Moon-Seok Kang1, Yun-Jae Ahn1,2, Ki-Byung Lim1,2*
1Department of Horticultural Science, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
2Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea


The assessment of Lilium pollen viability and germination is critical for effective breeding and cultivation practices. In this study, three varieties of lily were utilized, namely L. oriental 'Acapulco', L. longiflorum 'Woori Tower', and L. martagon 'Arabian Knight'. The pollen was collected during the flowering period, carefully wrapped in parchment paper, and stored in tubes filled with silica gel at a temperature of -20 degrees Celsius for a year. Two techniques were employed to evaluate the pollen viability and germination: the Alexander stain method and pollen germination media. The results showed that most of the tested varieties exhibited high fertility, indicating robust pollen viability, after applying the Alexander stain. However, during the pollen germination media test, only L. martagon demonstrated significant pollen tube elongation, suggesting that it has particular germination capabilities. These findings highlight the importance of employing multiple assessment techniques to comprehensively evaluate Lilium pollen viability and germination potential, which can provide valuable insights for breeders and horticulturists to improve Lilium cultivation and breeding strategies. It is important to note that the long-term storage of pollen plants may produce different experimental results depending on the storage method and pollen media conditions. Therefore, it is essential to develop a suitable long-term storage method for pollen plants and identify the optimal potting medium conditions for lily pollen.




  2. Journal Abbreviation : 'Flower Res. J.'
    Frequency : Quarterly
    Doi Prefix : 10.11623/frj.
    ISSN : 1225-5009 (Print) / 2287-772X (Online)
    Year of Launching : 1991
    Publisher : The Korean Society for Floricultural Science
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