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Doubled haploid (DH) production for barley

Code: 9781838798239
Benjamin Wittkop, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany; László Csélènyi, Saatzucht W. von Borries-Eckendorf, Germany; and Wolfgang Friedt and Timm Bernhard, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Chapter synopsis: Current European barley breeding programs predominately rely on doubled haploid (DH) technology delivering several essential advantages, such as accelerated development of homozygous genotypes, early recognition of major recessive traits, enabling to select faster and much more robust, and facilitation of maintenance breeding starting directly from homozygotes. This chapter gives a general overview of the different methods involved in doubled haploid technology, focusing on their relevance the application in practical barley breeding programs. The chapter examines wide hybridization, anther culture (AC), isolated microspore culture (MC) and parthenogenesis.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 DH technology in plant breeding with special reference to barley 3 Wide hybridization: Hordeum bulbosum method 4 Anther culture and isolated microspore culture 5 Parthenogenesis: hap Inducer 6 Modern application of DH techniques in practical breeding 7 Conclusion 8 Where to look for further information 9 References

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