Respiration and Nitrogen Nutrition of Carrot Callus Cultures

  • G. H. Craven
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 3)


The use of stable, karyotypic normal callus or cell suspension lines of important agronomic plants should enable scientists to routinely develop cultivars with increased biological efficiency by using the techniques or modified techniques of microbial gene­tics.1 This approach should be particularly attractive to those who are trying to obtain genotypes of C3-plants in which the en­zymes of photorespiration have been rendered inoperative. Attempts to grow plant cells autotrophically in culture have been success­ful2, 3, 4, but knowledge about selection techniques for and factors affecting the CO2-exchange of suitable cell variants in vitro is at present still scanty.


Selection Technique Prior Condition Nitrogen Nutrition Coconut Milk Microbial Gene 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. H. Craven
    • 1
  1. 1.Agronomy DepartmentStellenbosch UniversitySouth Africa

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