Monika M. Lulsdorf

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In vitro flowering protocols were developed for a limited number of early flowering pea (Pisum sativum L.) cultivars. This work was undertaken to understand the mechanisms regulating in vitro flowering and seed-set across a range of pea genotypes. Its final goal is to accelerate the generation cycle for faster breeding novel genotypes. We studied the(More)
To induce androgenesis in field pea, grass pea and the model legume species Medicago truncatula, isolated microspores of various genotypes of these three species were submitted to a range of abiotic stresses prior to and during their initial culture, in order to stimulate them to divide and form embryos. Some stress agents had a positive effect on(More)
Somatic embryo cultures of Picea mariana and the species complex P. glauca-engelmannii were each grown in 7.5-l-capacity mechanically-stirred bioreactors containing 61 medium (LP, von Arnold and Eriksson) with 30 mm sucrose. Growth of both species occurred with no observable signs of shear stress due to mechanical agitation. Growth kinetics were analysed(More)
This is the first report on the production of double-haploid chickpea embryos and regenerated plants through anther culture using Canadian cultivar CDC Xena (kabuli) and Australian cultivar Sonali (desi). Maximum anther induction rates were 69% for Sonali and 63% for CDC Xena. Under optimal conditions, embryo formation occurred within 15–20 days of culture(More)
Interior spruce (Picea glauca engelmannii complex) and black spruce (Picea mariana Mill.) cotyledonary somatic embryos were encapsulated in sodium alginate. Somatic embryo viability was retained, but germination occurred at a reduced frequency compared with the equivalent zygotic embryos. The addition of 0.5% (w/v) activated charcoal to the alginate capsule(More)
Lentil anthracnose (Colletotrichum truncatum (Schwein.) Andrus et W.D. Moore is a potential threat in many lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) production regions of North America. In the lentil germplasm maintained in Germany and North America, 16 lines were reported to have resistance to race Ct1, but none has resistance reported to race Ct0. The objective of(More)
Routine production of haploid plants has not been reported for any legume, despite the major role these species play in sustainable farming systems and human nutrition. It is within this context that we report a protocol for the induction of haploid development in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) using isolated microspore culture. The cultivars “Rupali”,(More)
Developmental context and species-specific hormone requirements are of key importance in the advancement of in vitro protocols and manipulation of seed development. Improvement of in vitro tissue and cell culture protocols in grain legumes such as embryo rescue, interspecific hybridization, and androgenesis requires an understanding of the types, activity,(More)
Rapid generation technology (RGT) involves applying plant growth regulators to accelerate in vitro flowering and the use of immature seed to shorten the time required to produce the next generation of plants. The effect of different concentrations of flurprimidol and combinations of one cytokinin and two auxins on in vitro flowering was evaluated using two(More)
Widening the genetic base of minor grain legume crops such as lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) is important for achieving future gains in productivity. In order to access genes from wild lentil species embryo rescue techniques are required to overcome reproductive barriers. Removing the seed coat from developing 14-day old immature hybrid seeds and culturing(More)