Origin: Beta vulgaris (L.) (Aegiptische Flachrunde) (Chenopodiaceae) seedling

cotyledones transformation with pRi Agrobacterium rhizogenes, strain LBA-9402

Morphology: highly branching roots

Conditions for cultivation:  medium - Murashige and Skoog (MS 1/2 N)

22-25oC, 90 rpm, liquid culture

subculture procedure - transferring a group of root tips each 2 weeks

explant ~ 250 mg per 30 ml of nutrient medium

conservation - maintenance on the solid medium at room temperature

Viability after conservation: 90%

Sterility: fungi and bacteria free

Species: betacyanine synthesis,opine test

Plating efficiency:  non-cloning

Other properties:

root specific betacyanine biosynthesis

contamination sensitivity: sensitive to bacterial contamination

Applications: enzimology of betacyanine biosynthesis

Collections: HRC