Carrot (Daucus carota L.): In Vitro Productionof Haploids and Field Trials

  • S. B. Andersen
  • I. Christiansen
  • B. Farestveit
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 12)


Breeding of carrot (Daucus carola L.) has become increasingly dominated by hybrid varieties based on seed production from inbreds, with male sterility in the female line. The main advantage of the hybrids has been a higher degree of uniformity without inbreeding depression than is possible with traditional open-pollinated varieties. This has led to considerable improvements in the percentages of marketable roots, as well as a marked increase in quality.


Anther Culture Cold Treatment Pollen Development Doubled Haploid Line Haploid Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. B. Andersen
  • I. Christiansen
  • B. Farestveit
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  1. 1.Department of HorticultureRoyal Veterinary and Agricultural UniversityCopenhagenDenmark

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