Cryopreservation of fruit tree species through encapsulation-dehydration at the CRA: Fruit Research Centre of Rome
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Damiano, C.; Caboni, E.; Frattarelli, A.; Condelo, E.; Arias, A.; Engelmann, F. -2011-Cryopreservation of fruit tree species through encapsulation-dehydration at the CRA: Fruit research Centre of Rome -ISHS 908-p. 187-190
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The CRA-Fruit Tree Research Centre (CRA-FRU) of Rome is the repository of the in vivo national collection of the fruit tree germplasm with about 8.000 genotypes. Cryopreservation of in vitro material, by reducing costs and the risks associated with the loss of genotypes in the in vivo collections, could be a valuable complementary tool for germoplasm conservation. Programs for the application of this strategy were developed at the CRA-FRU and this paper provides an overview of our results using encapsulation-dehydration of fruit species.