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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Keywords

Plant breeding methods, Anther culture, Plant tissues, Tissue culture, Haploids, Plant breeding, Hybridization, Barley, Wheat, Western Australia

First Page Number

48

Last Page Number

52

Abstract

The use of plant tissue culture to produce special lines called doubled haploids is reducing the time taken to breed new varieties of cereal crops by up to three years. Sue Broughton outlines what doubled haploids are, how they are produced, and why they have been able to short circuit the usual lengthy breeding process.

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