Anther culture of Anthurium: a review

  • Jaime A. Teixeira da SilvaEmail author
  • Budi WinartoEmail author
  • Judit DobránszkiEmail author
  • Songjun ZengEmail author


The use of anther culture to produce haploid plants is a useful breeding technique for Anthurium, but has only seen limited applications thus far. This review describes the advances achieved thus far, and provides practical tips and protocols that would allow researchers new to the field, or already experienced Anthurium tissue culture scientists, to establish a new field of research, or a novel way to derive haploid plants for breeding programs. Anther culture can result in considerable somaclonal variation, but this has translated into a novel way of inducing new color variants of the spathe, the most marketable part of this ornamental plant. Considering this variability in vitro, anther culture is most likely not the most suitable method for clonal propagation of important germplasm, but is certainly a viable method to induce new genetically stable leaf and flower color variants.


Anther culture Araceae Double-haploids Organogenesis Winarto-Teixeira medium 


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© Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IkenobeJapan
  2. 2.Tissue Culture DepartmentIndonesian Ornamental Crops Research InstitutePacet-CianjurIndonesia
  3. 3.Research Institute of NyíregyházaUniversity of DebrecenNyíregyházaHungary
  4. 4.Key Laboratory of South China Agricultural Plant Molecular Analysis and Gene Improvement, South China Botanical GardenChinese Academy of SciencesGuangzhouChina

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