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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Cicer anatolicum, a perennial species, has ascochyta blight resistance superior to that found in the cultivated chickpea. However, hybridization barriers during early stages of embryo development curtail access to this trait. Since hormones play an essential role in early embryo development, we have determined the hormone profiles of 4-, 8-, and 12-day old(More)
For optimization of the transformation procedure with Pisum sativum L. stern explant callus was used to test the effect of disarmed Agrobacterium tumefaciens strains, cocultivation procedures (preconditioning of explants; use of Nicotiana tabacum L. nurse cultures), duration of cocultivation (2, 3 or 4 days), and agents for selection (kanamycin or(More)