Growth and chemical composition of cherry rootstock Gisela 5 cultured under different bicarbonate concentrations in vitro

Erturk Ü.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.19, no.4, pp.3056-3062, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3056-3062
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


In vitro response of Gisela 5 cherry rootstock to increasing concentrations of HCO3- (0, 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 mM) in MS medium was investigated. With increasing concentration of HCO3-, dry biomass and shoot length were negatively affected. At 50 mM HCO3- treatment, the reduction of dry biomass production was 48 % whereas shoots length exhibited 4 %. Leaf injury symptoms were more severe at HCO3- levels +/- 20 mM. Viability loss was monitored in explants by increasing HCO3- levels. Chlorophyll content (SPAD units) of leaves declined with increasing HCO3- concentrations of the culture medium. As for ion concentration, increasing HCO3- levels of the culture medium caused K and Ca concentration of explants to decrease, whereas Na, Mg and Mn concentrations increased When HCO3- level increased, the content of Fe did not directly affected. Cu and Zn concentrations in the explants were not significantly changed by HCO3- levels.