© 1996

In Vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants

Volume 1 — Fundamental Aspects and Methods

  • S. Mohan Jain
  • S. K. Sopory
  • R. E. Veilleux

Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Section 1

    1. G. S. Khush, S. S. Virmani
      Pages 11-33
    2. P. Stephen Baenziger
      Pages 35-48
    3. M. Maluszynski, I. Szarejko, B. Sigurbjörnsson
      Pages 67-93
    4. R. S. Sangwan, B. S. Sangwan-Norreel
      Pages 95-109
    5. Jan H. G. Cordewener, Jan B. M. Custers, Hans J. M. Dons, Michiel M. Van Lookeren Campagne
      Pages 111-124
  3. Section 2

    1. Sudhir K. Sopory, Meenakshi Munshi
      Pages 145-176
    2. Eva K. Calleberg, Lars B. Johansson
      Pages 189-203
    3. J. M. Dunwell
      Pages 205-216
    4. E. R. Joachim Keller, Larissa Korzun
      Pages 217-235
    5. Sant S. Bhojwani, A. P. Raste
      Pages 237-262
    6. Sara Sestili, Nadia Ficcadenti
      Pages 263-274
    7. Abdul Mujeeb-Kazi, Oscar Riera-Lizarazu
      Pages 275-296
    8. C. Horlow, S. Hamza, Y. Chupeau, G. Pelletier
      Pages 297-315
    9. P. S. Rao, P. Suprasanna
      Pages 317-339
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 341-358

About this book


The 18 chapters making up In Vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants are divided into two sections. Section 1 (eight chapters) covers historical and fundamental aspects of haploidy in crop improvement. Section 2 deals with methods of haploid production, including anther culture, micropore culture, ovary culture, pollination with irradiated pollen, in vitro pollination, and special culture techniques, including polyhaploid production in the Triticeae by sexual hybridization, the influence of ethylene and gelling agents on anther culture, conditional lethal markers, and methods of chromosome doubling.


Allele Embryo Mutation Polle chromosome crop improvement fertilization forest genetics hybridization plant plant breeding plants pollination tree

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Mohan Jain
    • 1
  • S. K. Sopory
    • 2
  • R. E. Veilleux
    • 3
  1. 1.Plant Production DepartmentUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.School of Life ScienceJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of HorticultureVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title In Vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants
  • Book Subtitle Volume 1 — Fundamental Aspects and Methods
  • Editors S. Mohan Jain
    S.K. Sopory
    R.E. Veilleux
  • Series Title Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3577-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4579-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-1860-8
  • Series ISSN 0924-1949
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 356
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Sciences
    Plant Physiology
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`It should be an invaluable reference for researchers interested in theoretical and practical aspects of haploidy in higher plants. Plant cytogeneticists, geneticists, plant brreeders, and biotechnologists will find this book very useful.'
Journal of Heredity (March 1999)