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Rice Mutants Resistant to Amino Acids and Amino Acid Analogs

  • K. Wakasa
  • J. M. Widholm
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 14)


Despite the fact that rice is one of the easily manipulated cereals in tissue culture whereby plants can be readily regenerated from anther cultures (Niizeki and Oono 1968), from callus cultures (Nishi et al. 1968), and from protoplasts prepared from suspension cultures (Fujimura et al. 1985), only a very limited amount of selection for resistance to amino acids or amino acid analogs has been reported. One would think that rice could be improved in several ways by selecting for amino acid analog resistance since most resistant mutants overproduce the corresponding natural amino acid.


Anther Culture Dipicolinic Acid Amino Acid Analog Rice Callus Free Tryptophan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Wakasa
    • 1
  • J. M. Widholm
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cell BiologyNational Institute of Agrobiological ResourcesYatabe, Tsukuba 305Japan
  2. 2.Department of AgronomyUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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