Field Experiments with Anther Derived Lines of Barley (Hordeum Vulgare) and Rye (Secale Cereale)
Over the last years, the usefulness of haploids in plant breeding programs has been discussed extensively. The Haploid Method, first developed in model plants, is now also applicable to crop plants, e.g. the cereals. The potential advantages of haploids, i.e. acceleration of breeding programs and simplification of selection, are counterbalanced by various obstacles like possible negative gametophytic selection. However, experimental results are still limited up to now, so that a final evaluation of the Haploid Method is not yet possible. Therefore, we have tested androgenetic barley and rye lines under field conditions for their agronomic performance. Some recent data are reported herein.
KeywordsDoubled Haploid Anther Culture Regenerate Green Plant Secale CEREALE Cross Parent
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