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Wheat Haploids Through the Bulbosum Technique

  • M. N. Inagaki
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 13)


Haploid production in sufficient numbers is of great value to plant breeders, since production of haploid plants followed by colchicine treatment for chromosome doubling makes it possible to obtain “instant” homozygous lines. Thus the successful production of doubled haploids offers the most rapid technique for developing homozygous breeding lines with favorable uniformity in selection procedures, and complements conventional breeding programs. In addition, the culture of haploid cells and tissues also provides significant material for the studies of mutation and selection (Bajaj 1983). Somatic variation will be easily induced by mutagenic chemicals and irradiations because haploid cells carry only one set of alleles on each locus. Selection for the exhibited variants can be conducted using a great number of cells in a culture medium.


Pollen Tube Anther Culture Immature Embryo Wheat Genotype Haploid Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. N. Inagaki
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  1. 1.National Agriculture Research CenterTsukuba, Ibaraki, 305Japan

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