Gametic Analysis and Gametoclonal Variation in Triticeae
Common wheat (Triticum aestivum), rye (Secale cereale) and agropyrone belong to the Triticeae, which is the most important worldwide group of cereals. They are consumed not only in various cereals foods but also used as feed for poultry and farm animals. At present there is a serious deficiency of germplasm in wheat breeding. This problem can be solved through the transfer of valuable alien genes of wild types, such as rye and agropyrone, into cultivated plants in order to enrich the genetic background of cultivars necessary for crop improvement. Chromosome engineering of pollen plants is a useful tool for this purpose (Hu 1986a).
KeywordsPowdery Mildew Common Wheat Anther Culture Substitution Line Chromosome Constitution
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