Doubled haploid production in fruit crops

  title={Doubled haploid production in fruit crops},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Antonietta German{\`a}},
  journal={Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture},
The interest of fruit breeders in haploids and doubled haploids (DH), lies in the possibility of shortening the time needed to produce homozygous lines compared to conventional breeding. Haplo-diploidization through gametic embryogenesis allows single-step development of complete homozygous lines from heterozygous parents. In a conventional breeding programme, a pure line is developed after several generations of selfing. With fruit crops, characterized by a long reproductive cycle, a high… CONTINUE READING