Agricultural Applications of Plant Protoplast Fusion

  title={Agricultural Applications of Plant Protoplast Fusion},
  author={David A. Evans},
Plant protoplasts can be fused and the fusion products cultured to produce somatic hybrid plants. This technique has been used to produce germplasm previously unavailable to the plant breeder. Several researchers have emphasized production of hybrids between distantly related, sexually incompatible species, but many of these hybrids are sterile, precluding incorporation into a breeding program. Hence, to transfer traits such as disease and herbicide resistance, emphasis has shifted to… CONTINUE READING
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