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Factors Affecting the Establishment of Callus Cultures in Wheat

  • R. J. Mathias
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 13)


The regeneration of plants from callus is central to most of the strategies that have been proposed for the genetic manipulation of wheat using in vitro techniques. It is generally acknowledged that there are three principal areas in which tissue culture may make a contribution to the genetic improvement of wheat, firstly through the creation or selection of variants in culture, and secondly as a tool in transformation studies. The third area, anther culture and haploid plant production, has been described in previous chapters in this series (Kudirka et al. 1986; Han 1986; De Buyser and Henry 1986; see also Sect. III, this Vol.) and will not be considered in this review.


Somatic Embryogenesis Shoot Regeneration Callus Induction Embryogenic Callus Callus Culture 
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  • R. J. Mathias
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  1. 1.Brassica DepartmentInstitute of Plant Science ResearchCambridgeUK

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