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Title: Periclinal chimeras as a strategy for cultivar development
Authors: Nassar, N.A.
Fernandes, N.N.B.
Freitas, D.Y.H.
Gradziel, T.M.
Janick, J.
Date: 2016
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Nassar, N. A., Fernandes, N. N. B., Freitas, D. Y. H., & Gradziel, T. M. (2016). Interspecific Periclinal Chimeras as a Strategy for Cultivar Development. Plant Breeding Reviews, 40, 235-269.
Abstract: The recovery of periclinal chimeras in which tissue from different interspecific or intergeneric origins is combined in a single clonal plant, has wide-ranging but largely unexploited potential for crop improvement. Periclinal chimeras allow a discrete replacement of strategic tissues such as the plant epidermis for improved resistance and plant performance. Once synthesized, vegetative propagation allows immediate grower access to these value-added clonal cultivars, as well as almost indefinite maintenance of the economically valuable chimera arrangements that would otherwise be lost if propagated by seed. The increased use of vegetative propagation for traditionally seed-propagated crops such as tomato and melons for greenhouse production has recently expanded opportunities for cultivar development using chimeras. Essential components targeted for improvement include chimera induction, selection efficiency, histogen identification, characterization, and stabilization. This chapter reviews the interspecific chimeras with emphasis to species of the Brassicaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Rutaceae, and Solanaceae.
ISBN: 978-1-119-27968-6
Project Number: 790022
Project Title: Wild Cassava (Brazil)
Cassava Germ Plasm (Brazil)
Access: IDRC Only
Copyright: Wiley-Blackwell
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