Somaclonal Variation in Nicotiana sylvestris

  • D. Prat
  • R. De Paepe
  • X. Q. Li
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 11)


Nicotiana sylvestris is a diploid species (2n = 24) from the Solanaceae family, native of the Andean foothills of northwestern Argentina, where it grows from 500 to 1600 m, generally in moist woods, but also on red silt and sandy banks. In 1899, Spegazzini and Comes described it as “a robust plant of the aspect of cultivated tobacco” (cited by Goodspeed 1954).


Anther Culture Somaclonal Variation Protoplast Isolation Diploid Plant Protoplast Culture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Prat
    • 1
  • R. De Paepe
    • 2
  • X. Q. Li
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Génétique et Physiologie du Développement des PlantesCNRSGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Génétique Moléculaire des Plantes, UA 115Université Paris-SudOrsay CedexFrance
  3. 3.University of BeijingBeijingChina

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