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In Vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants: Volume 5 - Oil, Ornamental and Miscellaneous Plants / Edition 1

In Vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants: Volume 5 - Oil, Ornamental and Miscellaneous Plants / Edition 1

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Since the beginning of agricultural production, there has been a continuous effort to grow more and better quality food to feed ever increasing popula­ tions. Both improved cultural practices and improved crop plants have allowed us to divert more human resources to non-agricultural activities while still increasing agricultural production. Malthusian population predictions continue to alarm agricultural researchers, especially plant breeders, to seek new technologies that will continue to allow us to produce more and better food by fewer people on less land. Both improvement of existing cultivars and development of new high-yielding cultivars are common goals for breeders of all crops. In vitro haploid production is among the new technologies that show great promise toward the goal of increasing crop yields by making similar germplasm available for many crops that was used to implement one of the greatest plant breeding success stories of this century, i. e. , the development of hybrid maize by crosses of inbred lines. One of the main applications of anther culture has been to produce diploid homozygous pure lines in a single generation, thus saving many generations of backcrossing to reach homozygosity by traditional means or in crops where self-pollination is not possible. Because doubled haploids are equivalent to inbred lines, their value has been appreciated by plant breeders for decades. The search for natural haploids and methods to induce them has been ongoing since the beginning of the 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048146833
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 01/27/2011
Series: Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture , #29
Edition description: 1997
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

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.

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