Protoplast fusion for crop improvement and breeding in China

  title={Protoplast fusion for crop improvement and breeding in China},
  author={Juan Wang and Jinjin Jiang and Youping Wang},
  journal={Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC)},
Protoplast fusion offers an opportunity for circumventing barriers to sexual reproduction and allows for gene transfer of nuclear and cytoplasmic genomes to enrich the gene pool of cultivated species. Moreover, protoplast fusion effectively generates novel germplasm for elite breeding of conventional crosses and promotes crop improvement in existing cultivars. Over the past few decades, protoplast fusion in China has considerably progressed not only for food crops but also for economic plants… CONTINUE READING


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