Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 44, Issue 20, pp 1878–1883 | Cite as

Hybrid plant regeneration from interfamilial somatic hybridization between grapevine (vitia vinifera L.) and Red Thorowax (Bupleurum scorzonerifolium willd)

  • Xiquan Song
  • Guangmin Xia
  • Aifen Zhou
  • Xuezhen Bao
  • Huimin Chen


The protoplasts of Red Thorowax (Bupleurum scorzonerifolium) irradiated by ultraviolet light (UV) at an intensity of 260 μW/cm2 for 0, 1,2 and 3 min respectively were fused with that of grapevine (Vitia vinifera). The regenerated 19 clones, every one derived from a single fused cell, were identified as hybrids by phenotype, isozyme, chromosome and 5S rDNA spacer region analysis. The results reveal that all of them are somatic hybrids. 11 hybrid calli including asymmetric and symmetric products regenerated somatic embryos and young leaves after 5 months of culture, of which 4 hybrid cell lines derived from asymmetric fusion regenerated plants with roots after 8–10 months of culture. Inspection of chromosome showed that regeneration of whole plant was related to the decrease of chromosome number. Identification of 5S rDNA spacer region of the plants confirmed that they were interfamilial hybrid plants.


Grapevine (Vitia viniferaRed Thorowax (Bupleurum scorzonerifoliumultraviolet light (UV) somatic hybridization interfamilial hybrid plants 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiquan Song
    • 1
  • Guangmin Xia
    • 1
  • Aifen Zhou
    • 1
  • Xuezhen Bao
    • 1
  • Huimin Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Life SciencesShandong UniversityJinanChina

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