Freddi A. Hammerschlag

Learn More
Peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] regenerants from cv ‘Sunhigh’ embryo no. 156, regenerants obtained from cv ‘Redhaven’ embryo no. 30, and two peach cultivars ‘Sunhigh’ and ‘Redhaven’, were screened for polymorphic RAPD (Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA) markers with up to 60 10-mer primers. Although 35 primers produced results with scoreable bands, only(More)
Individual callus cultures were initiated from 400 immature embryos of bacterial leaf spot-susceptible ‘Sunhigh’ peach. Each was subjected to several selection cycles of a toxic culture filtrate produced by Xanthomonas campestris pv. pruni, the causal agent of leaf spot of peach. Progressively higher concentrations of the filtrate were used in each cycle.(More)
Internodal explants from etiolated `Royal Gala' apple shoots were compared with those from non-etiolated shoots for frequency of shoot organogenesis and for efficiency of β-glucuronidase (GUS) expression after cocultivation of explants with Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain EHA105 (p35SGUSint). First (youngest) internodal explants from etiolated shoots(More)
Peach plants were repeatedly regenerated from immature embryos but not from callus derived from mature embryos. A white, nodular, highly regenerative callus was obtained when friable, primary callus from immature embryos was transferred from medium containing 4.5 μM 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and 0.44 μM benzyladenine (BA) to media containing 0.27 μM(More)
Success at propagating peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) scion cultivars in vitro has been limited. This study describes factors influencing in vitro multiplication and rooting of 8 peach scion cultivars and one rootstock, as well as acclimatization and genetic stability of these cultivars. Shoot multiplication was best when 8.8 μM 6-benzylamino purine(More)
In an effort to increase in vitro blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) shoot production without negatively impacting subsequent genetic engineering experiments, studies were conducted to examine the effects of sucrose concentration in the propagation medium on shoot proliferation and on the transfer of an intron-containing β-glucuronidase (GUS) gene into(More)
Several factors were investigated for their influence on the transfer of an intron-containing β-glucuronidase (GUS) gene into blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) leaf explants during the early stages of Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer, including days of cocultivation, strain of Agrobacterium tumefaciens, explant age and genotype. The number of GUS-expressing(More)
Adventitious shoots were regenerated from immature cotyledons of four almond cultivars (`Ne Plus Ultra', `Nonpareil', `Carmel' and `Parkinson'). Open-pollinated fruit were collected from orchard-grown trees 100–115 days after full bloom. The proximal ends of the cotyledons were excised and the embryonic axes discarded. The effects of different(More)
Phenotypic stability of bacterial leaf spot resistance in peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch) regenerants, either selected at the cellular level for insensitivity to a toxic culture filtrate of Xanthomonas campestris pv. pruni or screened at the whole plant level for resistance to X. campestris pv. pruni, was investigated. A detached-leaf bioassay was used(More)
Yields of 106–108 peach mesophyll cells and protoplasts · gfw-1 were obtained depending on factors such as digesting enzymes, and leaf size. Onozuka R-10 (2%) in combination with Macerase (0.5%) was found best for protoplast isolation and mediocre for cell isolation among several enzyme combinations tested. Viability was 90% for protoplasts and 60% for(More)