Callus Initiation and Plant Regeneration from Haploid Internodes in Rice
Ever since the successful demonstration of haploid production through pollen cultures by Guha and Maheswari (1), haploids have been induced in many crop plants, although not much utilization has been made in crop improvement. Haploid cultures play a significant role in the rapid development of homozygous lines and help in genetic manipulation especially in isolation of desirable mutants in the very first generation. In rice, anther cultures have been exploited in the production of haploids (2, 3, 4).
KeywordsPlant Regeneration Anther Culture Callus Initiation Pollen Culture Haploid Production
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