In Vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants

Volume 3 — Important Selected Plants

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

Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Maureen M. M. Fitch, Paul H. Moore
    Pages 1-16
  3. Hans C. Pedersen, Birgit Keimer
    Pages 17-36
  4. Richard E. Veilleux
    Pages 37-49
  5. E. R. Joachim Keller, Larissa Korzun
    Pages 51-75
  6. J. A. Przyborowski
    Pages 91-98
  7. R. Theiler-Hedtrich, C. S. Hunter
    Pages 99-113
  8. Giuseppe Leonardo Rotino
    Pages 115-141
  9. Constantine E. Palmer, Wilfred A. Keller, Paul G. Arnison
    Pages 143-172
  10. Constantine E. Palmer, Wilfred A. Keller, Paul G. Arnison
    Pages 173-192
  11. S. J. Ochatt, Y. X. Zhang
    Pages 193-210
  12. Alfredo Cersosimo
    Pages 211-229
  13. M. J. Hennerty, A. J. Sayegh
    Pages 231-260
  14. Monika Höfer, Yves Lespinasse
    Pages 261-276
  15. J. Trémouillaux-Guiller, D. Laurain, J. C. Chénieux
    Pages 277-295
  16. Snorri Baldursson, M. Raj Ahuja
    Pages 297-336
  17. Hsin-Sheng Tsay, Jia-Yan Hsu, Chang-Ching Yeh
    Pages 337-347
  18. Y. Raghuramulu, N. S. Prakash
    Pages 349-363
  19. Daniel Z. Skinner, George H. Liang
    Pages 365-375
  20. Ching-Yeh Hu, Guang-Chu Yin, Maria Helena, Bodanese Zanettini
    Pages 377-395
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 397-414

About this book


Since the beginning of agricultural production, there has been a continuous effort to grow more and better quality food to feed ever increasing popula­ tions. Both improved cultural practices and improved crop plants have alIowed us to divert more human resources to non-agricultural activities while still increasing agricultural production. Malthusian population predictions continue to alarm agricultural researchers, especially plant breeders, to seek new technologies that will continue to allow us to produce more and better food by fewer people on less land. Both improvement of existing cultivars and development of new high-yielding cultivars are common goals for breeders of alI crops. In vitro haploid production is among the new technologies that show great promise toward the goal of increasing crop yields by making similar germplasm available for many crops that was used to implement one of the greatest plant breeding success stories of this century, i. e. , the development of hybrid maize by crosses of inbred lines. One of the main applications of anther culture has been to produce diploid homozygous pure lines in a single generation, thus saving many generations of backcrossing to reach homozygosity by traditional means or in crops where self-pollination is not possible. Because doubled haploids are equivalent to inbred lines, their value has been appreciated by plant breeders for decades. The search for natural haploids and methods to induce them has been ongoing since the beginning of the 20th century.


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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 University, College of Agriculture and Life ScienceBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4581-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1858-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-1949
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