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Improvement of Somatic Embryogenesis in Wheat by Segmentation of Cultured Embryos

  • H. Chlyah
  • M. Hsaine
  • R. Karim
  • A. Chlyah
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 13)

Abstract

Research directed toward the improvement of somatic embryogenesis in cereals has emphasized the role of the culture medium (Sears and Deckard 1982; Heyser et al. 1985; Carman et al. 1987), the age of the embryo and its position on the medium (Ozias-Akins and Vasil 1983a) or has been directed towards preventing precocious germination of cultured embryos (Vasil and Vasil 1982) and normalizing somatic embryogenesis (Ozias-Akins and Vasil 1983b). Increasing the frequency and durability of embryogenic cultures has also been the object of study (Heyser et al. 1985). Other factors such as genotype (O’Hara and Street 1978) and type of explant: foliar tissue (Lu and Vasil 1981), anther (Picard and de Buyser 1977), zygotic embryos (Magnusson and Bornman 1985), and epiblast (He et al. 1986) have also been considered (see also Chaps. I.3, I.4, this Vol.).

Keywords

Somatic Embryo Somatic Embryogenesis Embryogenic Callus Zygotic Embryo Immature Embryo 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Chlyah
  • M. Hsaine
  • R. Karim
  • A. Chlyah
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Physiology Laboratory, Department of Biology, Science FacultyMohammed V UniversityRabatMorocco

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