Doubled Haploid Production in Crop Plants

A Manual

  • M. Maluszynski
  • K. J. Kasha
  • B. P. Forster
  • I. Szarejko

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xlvi
  2. Production of doubled haploids in crop plants. An introduction

  3. Protocols for major crops

    1. Barley

      1. P. Devaux
        Pages 15-19
      2. C. Jacquard, G. Wojnarowiez, C. Clément
        Pages 21-27
      3. L. Cistué, M. P. Vallés, B. Echávarri, J. M. Sanz, A. Castillo
        Pages 29-34
      4. K. J. Kasha, E. Simion, R. Oro, Y. S. Shim
        Pages 43-47
    2. Wheat

      1. J. Pauk, R. Mihály, M. Puolimatka
        Pages 59-64
      2. S. Tuvesson, R. von Post, A. Ljungberg
        Pages 71-76
      3. K. J. Kasha, E. Simion, M. Miner, J. Letarte, T. C. Hu
        Pages 77-81
    3. Maize

    4. Rice indica/japanica

    5. Triticale

      1. S. Tuvesson, R. von Post, A. Ljungberg
        Pages 117-121

About this book


The production of doubled haploids has become a necessary tool in advanced plant breeding institutes and commercial companies for breeding many crop species. However, the development of new, more efficient and cheaper large scale production protocols has meant that doubled haploids are also recently being applied in less advanced breeding programmes. This Manual was prepared to stimulate the wider use of this technology for speeding and opening up new breeding possibilities for many crops including some woody tree species. Since the construction of genetic maps using molecular markers requires the development of segregating doubled haploid populations in numerous crop species, we hope that this Manual will also help molecular biologists in establishing such mapping populations. For many years, both the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have supported and coordinated research that focuses on development of more efficient doubled haploid production methods and their applications in breeding of new varieties and basic research through their Plant Breeding and Genetics Section of the Joint F AO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. The first F AO/IAEA scientific network (Coordinated Research Programme - CRP) dealing with doubled haploids was initiated by the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section in 1986.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Maluszynski
    • 1
  • K. J. Kasha
    • 2
  • B. P. Forster
    • 3
  • I. Szarejko
    • 4
  1. 1.Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Technique in Food and AgricultureViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Plant AgricultureUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada
  3. 3.Scottish Crop Research InstituteDundeeUK
  4. 4.Department of GeneticsUniversity of SilesiaKatowicePoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6393-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1293-4
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