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The Efficiency of Chromosome Doubling in Haploids Derived from Wheat X Maize Crossing

Javed Ahmad and Muhammad Aslam Chowdhry
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A significant effect of the plant development stage on fertility was observed at the time of colchicine treatment. Plants at the 5-7 tillers stage showed improved plant fertility and reduced plant mortality than those treated at the 2-3 tillers stage. The addition of colchicine to media resulted not only in higher plant fertility than did conventional methods, but furthermore led to a huge increase in the number of doubled-haploid seeds.

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Javed Ahmad and Muhammad Aslam Chowdhry , 2005. The Efficiency of Chromosome Doubling in Haploids Derived from Wheat X Maize Crossing. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 8: 1707-1711.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2005.1707.1711



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