Factors Favoring the Formation of Androgenetic Embryos in Anther Culture

  • C. Nitsch
  • B. Norreel
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 2)


Guha and Maheshwari in 1966 (4) were the first to obtain haploid embryos in vitro by culturing anthers of Datura. Realizing the wide potential of these interesting results, Dr. J. P. Nitsch started to pursue the work by regenerating whole haploid plants. He obtained haploid Nicotiana in 1967 (3). Such plants, in his view, could be of great interest for plant breeding and genetic studies.


Anther Culture Cold Treatment Haploid Plant Diploid Plant Datura Innoxia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Nitsch
    • 1
  • B. Norreel
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physiologie PluricellulaireCNRSGif-sur-YvetteFrance

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