Series: Current Plant Science & Biotechnology in Agriculture Volume: 25
This third volume on "In Vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants" consists of 20 chapters. Each chapter contains some introductory material on the selected plant, the techniques used most successfully for haploid production (anther culture, microspore culture, and ovary culture), the factors that influence the success of these techniques, the identification and genetic characterization of haploid regenerants, the applications of haploids in breeding, and a brief conclusion on the potential of haploid breeding for the crop. The plants covered include vegetable crops (Allium spp., Capsicum, Chicorium, Cucumis, Solanum melongena, Solanum tuberosum); fruit crops (Malus, Fragaria, Vitis); and other miscellaneous crops (Beta, Coffea, Ginkgo, Glycine, Medicago, Saccarum, Sinocalamus latiflora, forest trees). Some chapters also cover protoplast manipulation and genetic transformation.
' ... can be recommended to all scientists being involved in haploidy research.' Journal of Plant Physiology (1997) ' ... written in clear language and supplemented with valuable references. I recommend this Volume as a rich source of information.' Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 20:2 (1998) 'This book is useful for plant breeders that are applying haploid induction in their breeding programmes, because well described and rather complete protocol-like reviews are presented. Furthermore this volume contains useful information for researchers that would like to apply this technology in the recalcitrant species described, because the basic information they may need is presented.' Scientia Horticulturae 73 (1998)
1. Haploidy in sugarcane; M. M. Fitch, P. H. Moore. 2. Haploidy in sugarbeet; H. C. Pedersen, B. Keimer. 3. Haploidy in important crop plants - potato; R. E. Veilleux. 4. Haploidy in Allium spp.; E. R. J. Keller, L. Korzun. 5. Anther and microspore culture in Capsicum; F. Regner. Cucumber; J. A. Przyborowski. Microspore culture in chicory (Chicorium intybus L.); R. Theiler-Hedtrich, C. S. Hunter. 8. Haploidy in eggplant; G. L. Rotino. 9. Experimental haploidy in Brassica species; C. E. Palmer et al. 10. Utilization of Brassica haploids; C. E. Palmer et al. 11. In vitro haploidization of fruit trees; S. J. Ochatt, Y. X. Zhang. 12. Haploidy in Vitis; A. Cersosimo. 13. Polyhaploidy in strawberry; M. J. Hennerty, A. J. Sayegh. 14. Haploidy in apples; M. Hofer, Y. Lespinasse. 15. Microspore and protoplast culture in Ginkgo biloba; J. Tremouillaux-Guiller et al. 16. Haploidy in forest trees; S. Baldursson, M. R. Ahuja. 17. Haploidy in bamboo (Sinocalamus latiflora) by anther culture; H. S. Tay et al. 18. Haploidy in coffee; Y. Raghuramulu, N. S. Prakash. 19. Haploidy in alfalfa; D. Z. Skinner, G. H. Liang. 20. Haploid of soybean - a review article; Ching-yeh Hu et al.
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