In Vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants

Volume 4 - Cereals

  • S. Mohan Jain
  • S. K. Sopory
  • R. E. Veilleux

Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. S. S. Gosal, A. S. Sindhu, J. S. Sandhu, Raman Sandhu-Gill, Baldev Singh, G. S. Khehra et al.
    Pages 1-35
  3. Bernd Büter
    Pages 37-71
  4. B. P. Forster, W. Powell
    Pages 99-115
  5. Päivi H. Ryöppy
    Pages 117-131
  6. Sven Bode Andersen, Sten Madsen, Niels Roulund, Niels Halberg, Annette Olesen
    Pages 133-147
  7. George H. Liang, Xu Gu, Guilan Yue, Z. S. Shi, K. D. Kofoid
    Pages 149-161
  8. Byung-Han Choi, Keun-Yong Park, Rae-Kyeong Park
    Pages 171-179
  9. Sabine Deimling, Tanja Flehinghaus-Roux
    Pages 181-204
  10. Howard W. Rines, Oscar Riera-Lizarazu, Victor M. Nunez, Douglas W. Davis, Ronald L. Phillips
    Pages 205-221
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 223-236

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • S. Mohan Jain
    • 1
  • S. K. Sopory
    • 2
  • R. E. Veilleux
    • 3
  1. 1.Plant Production DepartmentUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.School of Life ScienceJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of HorticultureVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4682-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1862-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-1949
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