This fifth and final volume on In Vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants comprises 13 chapters and is divided into three sections. Most chapters are crop specific and each chapter contains an introduction about the selected plant, the techniques (anther culture, microspore culture, ovary/ovule culture) that have been successfully used for haploid production, the factors that have influenced the success of these techniques, the identification and genetic characterization of haploid regenerants, the application of haploids in breeding, and a brief conclusion on the potential of haploid breeding in the specific crop. The chapters contained in Section 1 focus on selected oil crops, including linseed (Linum usitatissimum), sunflower (Helianthus annuus) and niger (Guizotia abyssinica). Section 2 deals with ornamental plants including (Petunia, lily (Lilium spp.), tulip (Tulipa spp.), and Camellia japonica). The final Section 3 comprises miscellaneous plants including various fruit, vegetable, or specialty crops (asparagus (Asparagus officinalis), tobacco (Nicotiana spp.), cotton (Gossypium spp.), gynogenic haploids in angiosperms, Citrus, tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum), and interspecific somatic hybrids of potato (Solanum brevidens and S. tuberosum)). Some chapters also include a discussion of the potential of protoplast manipulations and genetic transformation of the particular crop under discussion.
|Series:||Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture , #29|
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Table of Contents
1. Haploidy and Related Biotechnological Methods in Linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.); R. Bergmann, W. Friedt. 2. Application of Haploidy Technique Assisted by Molecular Methods in Sunflower; W. Friedt, et al. 3. Haploidy in Niger (Guizotia abyssinica Cass); P.B. Kavi Kishor, et al. 4. Haploidy in Petunia; S.M. Jain, N. Bhalla-Sarin. 5. In Vitro Induction of Haploid Plants from the Gametophytes of Lily and Tulip; R.W. van den Bulk, J.M. van Tuyl. 6. Anther and Microspore Culture in Camellia japonicum; M.C. Pedroso, M.S. Pais. 7. Haploidy in Asparagus by Anther Culture; H.S. Tsay. 8. Haploidy in Nicotiana sps.; A. Cersosimo, C. Sorrentino. 9. In Vitro Induction of Haploids in Cotton; Y.P.S. Bajaj, M.S. Gill, 10. Gynogenic Haploids in Angiosperms; G.L. Sita. 11. Haploidy in Citrus; M.A. Germana. 12. Haploid Plantlet Production in Tomato; W.L. Summers. 13. Somatohaploids by Anther Culture of Interspecific Somatic Hybrids and Their Prospects in Potato Breeding; V.-M. Rokka, et al.