In vitro gynogenesis in red beet (Beta vulgaris L.): effects of ovule culture conditions

Rafał Barański


In this paper the influence of factors affecting gynogenic response of red beet ovules is discussed. The ovule response frequencies were the highest in the following conditions: N6 (Chu 1975) mineral salts, 0.5 mg/l IAA, 0.2 mg/l BA, 27 or 32oC. The influence of genotype of donor plants was confirmed and it was found that the ovules excised from cultivar plants have a greater gynogenic ability than the ovules of hybrids or inbred lines.


Beta vulgaris; gynogenesis; haploid; in vitro ovule culture

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