The current status of knowledge on the cellular biology of potato

  title={The current status of knowledge on the cellular biology of potato},
  author={Eija Pehu},
  journal={Potato Research},
  • E. Pehu
  • Published 1 September 1996
  • Biology
  • Potato Research
SummaryConventional potato breeding does not make full use of the existing biodiversity within theSolanum genus. Moreover breeding at the 4x-4x level is slow. The potential for breeding at the diploid and dihaploid levels has therefore been explored. This requires use of novel techniques to overcome deviations from the desired Endosperm Balance Number.Somatic hybridization approaches include symmetric and asymmetric hybridizations and cybridization. Interesting traits have been successfully… 

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