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Cryopreservation of Germplasm of Wheat

  • Y. P. S. Bajaj
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 13)

Abstract

Germplasm resources are losing ground (Walsh 1981). With the continued enthusiastic search for obtaining novel plants and the rapid increase in the number of cultivars, it is not only becoming difficult, but at times impossible to preserve or maintain the old genetic stocks. Therefore some of the germplasm which may not be of much use at present, but might be needed in the future, is ignored and lost. Also due to indiscriminate clearing of the agricultural land there is a depletion and shrinkage of the naturally occurring germplasm pool. This has caused international concern for the conservation of rare, important, and elite germplasm.

Keywords

Zygotic Embryo Germ Plasm Immature Zygotic Embryo Plant Protoplast Pollen Embryo 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. P. S. Bajaj
    • 1
  1. 1.Former Professor of Tissue CulturePunjab Agricultural UniversityLudhianaIndia

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