Advances in Haploid Production in Higher Plants by Alisher Touraev, Brian P. Forster, Shri Mohan Jain

By Alisher Touraev, Brian P. Forster, Shri Mohan Jain

The discovery of haploid Datura crops in 1964 initiated nice pleasure in plant breeding and genetics groups. fresh years have witnessed a resurgence in actions specially in constructing protocols, picking out genes and mechanisms and massive scale advertisement take up.

The identity of controlling genes has pushed sensible genomic experiences which now hyperlink in with reviews in gene expression, metabolism and alterations in phone ultra-structure. all over the world soak up via plant breeders has been no much less outstanding and helpful haploid applied sciences is more and more patent safe. the serious job in haploid learn has additionally led to unforeseen findings with novel applications.

The middle of this ebook is predicated at the foreign symposium on "Haploidy in larger vegetation III", (Vienna 2006), which attracted most sensible foreign specialists within the box. different invited contributions were integrated to supply a rounded view of activities.

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Plant Cell Reprod 15:561–565 Touraev A, Pfosser M, Vincente O, Heberle-Bors E (1996b) Stress as a major signal controlling the developmental fate of tobacco microspores: towards a unified model of induction of microspore/pollen embryogenesis. ) induced by starvation at high temperature. Sex Plant Reprod 9:209–215 Touraev A, Vicente O, Heberle-Bors E (1997) Initiation of microspore embryogenesis by stress. Trends Plant Sci 2:297–302 Touraev A, Pfosser M, Heberle-BorsE (2001) The microspore: a haploid multipurpose cell.

1986) and were reported as superior to earlier or mature stages. Similar results were obtained in onion (Musial et al. 2005), in which the smallest flowers predominantly (containing megaspore mother cells) and largest (containing mature embryo sacs) were less responsive than mediumsize flowers, containing 2–4 nucleate embryo sacs. With the exception of mulberry, barley and maize, other species (onion, sugar beet, squash, sunflower, gerbera, Hyosciamus muticus and Melandrium album) have been reported to be optimally inoculated at earlier flower developmental stages.

In: Maluszynski M, Kasha KJ, Forster BP, Szarejko I (eds) Doubled Haploid Production in Crop Plants – A Manual. Kluwer, Dordrecht/Boston/London, pp 117–121 Ushiyama T, Shimizu T, Kuwabara T (1991) High frequency of haploid production of wheat through intergeneric cross with teosinte. Jpn J Breed 41:353–357 Van Geyt JPS, Jacobs M (1986) Induction of haploids of sugar beet by means of androgenesis and gynogenesis. Bulletin de la Soc Botan De France 133:83–92 Wang M, Farnham MW, Nannes JSP (1999) Ploidy of broccoli regenerated from microspore culture versus anther culture.

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