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Embryogenic callus, cell suspension and protoplast cultures of cereals

  • Indra K. Vasil
  • Vimla Vasil

Abstract

Cereals constitute the most important source of calories and protein for man since more than 52% of our food is derived from grains such as wheat, rice, maize, barley, millets, etc. Cereals, therefore, are an obvious and important target for genetic manipulation by modern biotechnological methods which require efficient regeneration of plants from cultured tissues and cells, and genetic transformation, two important and interacting components of plant biotechnology. In addition, owing to the serious problems still being faced in Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of cereals, the development of a reliable protoplast regeneration system for direct DNA delivery is also a necessity.

Keywords

Somatic Embryo Somatic Embryogenesis Suspension Culture Plant Regeneration Embryogenic Callus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Indra K. Vasil
    • 1
  • Vimla Vasil
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Plant Cell and Molecular Biology, Department of Vegetable CropsUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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