Interspecific hybridization by embryo rescue in the genus Cyclamen

  title={Interspecific hybridization by embryo rescue in the genus Cyclamen},
  author={Hiroshi Ishizaka},
  journal={Plant Biotechnology},
  • H. Ishizaka
  • Published 25 December 2008
  • Biology
  • Plant Biotechnology
Numerous cultivars of cyclamen have been developed by improving wild plants of Cyclamen persicum, and they are now among the most important pot plants. However, no cultivars have yet been produced in the other 21 Cyclamen species. Furthermore, these 21 wild species have not yet been used for improving C. persicum cultivars due to hybrid inviability and hybrid sterility. In recent studies, hybrid inviability caused by abortion of hybrid embryos was overcome by an embryo rescue technique… 

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