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Factors Affecting Somatic Embryogenesis in Wheat

  • J. G. Carman
  • W. F. Campbell
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 13)

Abstract

The successful application of plant biotechnologies for the improvement of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) will require reliable procedures for regenerating plants from tissues, single cells, and protoplasts. The optimization of such procedures would be facilitated by an understanding of factors that promote the normal development of somatic embryos. Aberrant somatic embryos were first recognized in wheat tissue cultures by Ahloowalia (1982), Ozias-Akins and Vasil (1982, 1983a), Maddock et al. (1983) and Magnusson and Bornman (1985). Recently, somatic embryogenesis and other aspects of wheat tissue culture were reviewed (Maddock 1985; Bajaj and Gosal 1986). This review focuses on more recent findings and presents concepts amenable to further experimentation.

Keywords

Somatic Embryo Somatic Embryogenesis Embryogenic Callus Immature Embryo Plant Cell Tissue Organ Cult 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Carman
  • W. F. Campbell
    • 1
  1. 1.Plants, Soils and Biometeorology DepartmentUtah State UniversityLoganUSA

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