Metabolic Phenotypes in Somatic Embryogenesis and Polyembryogenesis

  • Don J. Durzan
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 44)


The recovery of somatic embryos from Prunus spp. and a variety of conifers using cell suspension cultures has created an opportunity to compare metabolic phenotypes among somatic and zygotic embryonic systems. Metabolic phenotypes are based on, but not limited to, the integration over time of families of metabolites involved in amino acid metabolism. Metabolic phenotypes are displayed as physiological state-networks by computer-assisted graphics. While the interpretation of such maps remains difficult, their potential value in revealing true-to-type phenotypes for clonal development and culture practices will be illustrated.


Somatic Embryo Somatic Embryogenesis Cell Suspension Culture Zygotic Embryo Embryonal Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Don J. Durzan
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  1. 1.Department of Environmental HorticultureUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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