Volume 14 of the series Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry pp 193-215

Factors Affecting Androgenesis in Rice (Oryza sativa L.)

  • Chi-Chang ChenAffiliated withDepartment of Botany, National Taiwan University
  • , Hsin-Sheng TsayAffiliated withDepartment of Agronomy, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute
  • , Chien-Rong HuangAffiliated withDepartment of Botany, National Taiwan University

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The frequency of the induction of androgenesis in cultured anthers is in general rather low. In order to utilize anther culture in crop breeding programs, it is essential that the haploids are produced in large numbers. In this chapter various factors responsible for enhancing androgenesis in rice are discussed.