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Somatic Cell Genetics of Woody Plants

Volume 30 of the series Forestry Sciences pp 39-44

Production of Haploid Plantlets in Cultures of Unpolinated Ovules of Hevea Brasiliensis Muell.-ARG

  • Chen ZhenghuaAffiliated withInstitute of Genetics, Chinese Academy of Science
  • , Li WenbinAffiliated withInstitute of Genetics, Chinese Academy of Science
  • , Zhang LihuaAffiliated withInstitute of Genetics, Chinese Academy of Science
  • , Xu XuenAffiliated withBaoting Institute of Tropical Crops
  • , Zhang ShijieAffiliated withBaoting Institute of Tropical Crops

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Abstract

Plantlets were obtained by culture of unpolinated ovules of rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis. The ovules were cultured on a dedifferentiation medium, and later transfered to a differentiation medium. Cytological observations indicated that the plantlets tested were mixaploids.