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High frequencies of haploid production in wheat (Triticum aestivum) by chromosome elimination

Naturevolume 256pages410411 (1975) | Download Citation



THE production of haploid plants from hybrids, followed by chromosome doubling, provides the plant breeder with a means of accelerating the development of desirable true breeding lines. This could be advantageous in breeding programmes particularly among some of the cereals where many generations, taking many years, may be required before an acceptable pure line variety can be obtained.

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  1. Plant Breeding Institute, Cambridge, UK

    • I. R. BARCLAY


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