María Pilar Vallés

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Recent advances in high-throughput genotyping have made it easier to combine information from different mapping populations into consensus genetic maps, which provide increased marker density and genome coverage compared to individual maps. Previously, a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based genotyping platform was developed and used to genotype 373(More)
Cotyledon explants of muskmelon (Cucumis melo L., cv. Amarillo Oro) seedlings were co-cultivated with disarmed Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain LBA4404 that contained the binary vector plasmid pBI121.1. The T-DNA region of this binary vector contains the Nopaline synthase/neomycin phosphotransferase II (NPTII) chimeric gene for kanamycin resistance and the(More)
The aim of this work was to study the effects of colchicine application on chromosome doubling and androgenic response in anther and microspore culture of different bread wheat genotypes. Colchicine was applied during a mannitol stress pretreatment or during the first 48 h of culture at concentrations of 0, 150 and 300 mg l−1. When colchicine was applied(More)
Hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins (HRGPs) fromZea mays have been immunolocalized in the cell wall of root tip cells using ultrathin sections and antibodies ellicited against the purified protein. The accumulation of mRNA corresponding to this protein was studied using the cDNA probe. Maximum accumulation of the mRNA was found in tissues with a high(More)
To gain further insight into the role played by sporophytic anther tissues in the early stages of the androgenic process, we have compared the cytology and ultrastructure of barley embryogenic pollen grains obtained by anther culture with those obtained by isolated-microspore culture. The microspores behaved similarly in both culture systems but(More)
Plant microspores can be reprogrammed from their normal pollen development to an embryogenic route in a process termed microspore embryogenesis or androgenesis. Stress treatment has a critical role in this process, inducing the dedifferentiation of microspores and conditioning the following androgenic response. In this study, we have used three barley(More)
Intergeneric asymmetric somatic hybrids have been obtained by the fusion of metabolically inactivated protoplasts from embryogenic suspension cultures ofFestuca arundinacea (recipient) and protoplasts from a non-morphogenic cell suspension ofLolium multiflorum (donor) irradiated with 10, 25, 50, 100, 250 and 500 Gy of X-rays. Regenerating calli led to the(More)
Microspore embryogenesis involves reprogramming of the pollen immature cell towards embryogenesis. We have identified and characterized a collection of 14 genes induced along different morphological phases of microspore-derived embryo development in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) anther culture. SERKs and FLAs genes previously associated with somatic(More)
A comparison of anther and microspore culture efficiency for green doubled haploid plant production was undertaken using 17 F1 crosses with potential agronomic performance. Green doubled haploid plants were produced from all F1 crosses by anther and microspore cultures, although there was a great variation among crosses. On average, anther culture resulted(More)
The effect of ZnSO4 concentration on barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) microspore embryogenesis was investigated using cultivars of different androgenetic response. Concentrations from 0 (control) to 600 μM in the stress pre-treatment medium alone or in combination with 30 (control) to 600 μM in the embryo induction medium were assayed in anther culture.(More)