Doubled Haploid Production in Crop Plants: A Manual by K. J. Kasha;B. P. Forster;M. Maluszynski

By K. J. Kasha;B. P. Forster;M. Maluszynski

The construction of doubled haploids has turn into an important instrument in complex plant breeding institutes and advertisement businesses for breeding many crop species. although, the improvement of recent, extra effective and less expensive huge scale construction protocols has intended that doubled haploids also are lately being utilized in much less complicated breeding programmes. This guide was once ready to stimulate the broader use of this expertise for rushing and beginning up new breeding chances for lots of vegetation together with a few woody tree species. because the development of genetic maps utilizing molecular markers calls for the improvement of segregating doubled haploid populations in several crop species, we are hoping that this guide also will support molecular biologists in developing such mapping populations. for a few years, either the nutrients and Agriculture association of the United international locations (FAO) and the overseas Atomic power corporation (IAEA) have supported and coordinated study that makes a speciality of improvement of extra effective doubled haploid creation equipment and their functions in breeding of recent forms and easy study via their Plant Breeding and Genetics element of the Joint F AO/IAEA department of Nuclear innovations in foodstuff and Agriculture. the 1st F AO/IAEA clinical community (Coordinated learn Programme - CRP) facing doubled haploids was once initiated via the Plant Breeding and Genetics part in 1986.

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A,b,c) Differential interference contrast micrographs (DIC); d,e,f) DAPI staining to visualize nuclei. a,d) Microspores with four vegetative nuclei, after 2 days of culture; b,e) Multi-cellular microspore at the rupture stage, with at least 24 nuclei, after 5 days of culture; c,f) Early globular embryo, after 6 days of culture. 28-3. Brassica napus microspore culture. a) Torpedo and cotyledonary embryos after 21 days of culture; b) Embryos after 10 days on gennination medium. ,. 30-1. Stages of microspore culture from donor plants to field evaluation of doubled haploids.

Immediately after the post-pollination treatment, the glassine bag is replaced by a brown paper bag (15 x 4 em) and identified by a bar coded label printed directly from a portable printer (Figs. 2-2a and b). Spikes are left on the plant until they are collected for seed dissection and embryo culture. ) METHOD 17 Spike collection, seed dissection and embryo culture Eleven (summer) to 20 (early spring and late autumn) days after pollination, spikes covered by their labelled brown paper bags are cut off from the plants, immersed to a depth of 5-6 em in a beaker containing tap water.

Stand the florets upright in medium. Place 10 to 20 florets per dish, fewer if contamination is a problem. Label and date each dish. Seal the dishes with Parafilm and place in the growth chamber at l8°C, with a 16 h light/ 8 h dark photoperiod regime. 6. Check for contamination: Check plates daily for contamination. If contamination appears, transfer the uncontaminated florets to a Petri dish of fresh medium. Use care to avoid spreading the contamination. H20 H3B03 160 mg Kl 80 mg Bring volume to 100 ml with dH20 10 P.

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