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Chromosome doubling in monohaploid and dihaploid potatoes by regeneration from cultured leaf explants

Karp, A., Risiott, R., Jones, M.G.K.ORCID: 0000-0001-5002-0227 and Bright, S.W.J. (1984) Chromosome doubling in monohaploid and dihaploid potatoes by regeneration from cultured leaf explants. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 3 (4). pp. 363-373.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1007/bf00043089
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Abstract

Plants were regenerated from cultured excised leaf segments of monohaploid (2n=x=12) and diphaloid (2n=2x=24) potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) and a sample has been studied cytologically. In the case of monohaploids, a single leaf regeneration cycle resulted in almost total recovery of doubled monohaploid plants (2n=2x=24), whilst 50% of the plants regenerated from doubled monohaploid leaves had doubled again to the doubled double monohaploid (or homozygous tetraploid, 2n=4x=48) level. Regeneration from dihaploid leaf pieces also gave a good proportion (60%) of doubled genotypes. Very few mixoploids and very few aneuploids were found. These results, together with the general applicability of the method to a large number of potato cultivars, suggest that it can be used as a simple and reliable method of obtaining homozygous tetraploid potatoes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright: © 1984 Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/49849
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