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In Vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants, Volume 1: Fundamental Apsects

Series: Current Plant Science & Biotechnology in Agriculture Volume: 23

Edited By: SM Jain, SK Sopory and RE Veilleux

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #59442 | ISBN: 0792335775
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The 18 chapters making up "In Vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants" are divided into two sections. Section 1 (eight chapters) covers historical and fundamental aspects of haploidy in crop improvement. Section 2 deals with methods of haploid production, including anther culture, micropore culture, ovary culture, pollination with irradiated pollen, in vitro pollination and special culture techniques, including polyhaploid production in the Triticeae by sexual hybridization, the influence of ethylene and gelling agents on anther culture, conditional lethal markers, and methods of chromosome doubling.

'It should be an invaluable reference for researchers interested in theoretical and practical aspects of haploidy in higher plants. Plant cytogeneticists, geneticists, plant brreeders, and biotechnologists will find this book very useful.' Journal of Heredity (March 1999)


Contents

Section 1. The Discovery of Anther Culture Technique for Production of Haploids - A Personal Reflection; S. C. Maheshwari. Haploids in Plant Breeding; G. S. Khush, S. S. Virmani. Reflections on Doubled Haploids in Plant Breeding; P. S. Baenziger. Cytogenetics and Potentials of Haploidy in Forest Tree Genetics and Improvement; S. Baldursson, M. R. Ahuja. Haploidy and Mutation Techniques; M. Maluszynski et al. Cytological and Biochemical Aspects of in vitro Androgenesis in Higher Plants; R. S. Sangwan, B. S. Sangwan-Norreel. Molecular and Biochemical Events During the Induction of Microspore Embryogenesis; J. H. G. Cordewener et al. The Utility of Doubled Haploid Population for Studying the Genetic Control of Traits Determined by Recessive Alleles; K. P. Pauls. Section 2. Anther Culture; S. K. Sopory, M. Munshi. Influence of Ethylene in Microspore Embryogenesis; T. Tiainen. Effect of Gelling Agents on Anther Culture; E. K. Callenberg, L. B. Johnsson. Microspore Culture; J. M. Dunwell. Ovary and Ovule Culture for Haploid Production; E. R. J. Keller, L. Korzun. In Vitro Pollination and Fertilization; S. S. Bhojwani, A. Raste. Irradiated Pollen for Haploid Production; S. Sestila. Polyhaploid Production in the Triticeae by Sexual Hybridization; A. Kazi-Mujeeb, O. Riera-Lizarazu. Conditional Lethal Markers: Spontaneous Haploid Selection in Plants; C. Harlow et al. Methods to Double Haploid Chromosome Numbers; P. S. Rao, P. Suprasanna.

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