Albinism in Plants: A Major Bottleneck in Wide Hybridization, Androgenesis and Doubled Haploid Culture

@article{Kumari2009AlbinismIP,
  title={Albinism in Plants: A Major Bottleneck in Wide Hybridization, Androgenesis and Doubled Haploid Culture},
  author={Maya Kumari and Heather J. Clarke and Ian D. Small and Kadambot H. M. Siddique},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={28},
  pages={393 - 409}
}
Albinism is a common problem encountered in interspecific crosses and tissue culture experiments including anther culture and generation of doubled haploids. It is characterized by partial or complete loss of chlorophyll pigments and incomplete differentiation of chloroplast membranes. This in turn impairs photosynthesis and the plants eventually die at a young stage without reaching maturity. Environmental conditions such as light, temperature, media composition and culture conditions play… 
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