Si | Silicon

The addition of Silicon to the tissue culture medium improves several aspects like

  • organogenesis
  • embryogenesis
  • growth traits
  • morphological, anatomical, and physiological characteristics of leaves
  • tolerance to low temperature and salinity
  • cell protection against metal toxicity
  • oxidative phenolic browning reduction of hyperhydricity in various plants

according to the results of a review by Sivanesan and Park (2014).

Sivanesan, Iyyakkannu, and Se Won Park. "The role of silicon in plant tissue culture." Frontiers in plant science 5 (2014).