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Brassica Improvement Through Microspore Culture

  • A. M. R. Ferrie
  • W. A. Keller
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 54)


The microspore culture system developed for Brassica species represents one of the most efficient systems available for generating microspore-derived embryos and double haploid plants. Haploid embryos from many Brassica species can be produced at frequencies suitable for both basic research and practical applications. This chapter focuses on advances in these areas since 1997. For reviews previous to 1997, see Ferrie et al. (1995a) and Palmer et al. (1996a, b).


Double Haploid Brassica Napus Zygotic Embryo Anther Culture Brassica Species 
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  • A. M. R. Ferrie
  • W. A. Keller
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Biotechnology InstituteNational Research Council of CanadaSaskatoonCanada

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