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Chemically Induced Fusion of Plant Protoplasts

  • James A. Saunders
  • George W. Bates


In recent years, the fusion of plant protoplasts has become an important mechanism of transferring genetic information between sexually incompatible species. The potential totipotency of plant culture systems together with the development of protoplast isolation and fusion procedures has increased the use of somatic hybridization as a viable tool of molecular biologists.


Somatic Hybrid Cell Fusion Protoplast Fusion Mesophyll Protoplast Protoplast Isolation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James A. Saunders
    • 1
  • George W. Bates
    • 2
  1. 1.Germplasm Quality and Enhancement LaboratoryUSDA Plant Genetics and Germplasm InstituteBeltsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biological Science and Institute of Molecular BiophysicsFlorida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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