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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 3350-3358

Embryo Rescue in Horticultural Crops
Poonam Kumari1*, Thaneshwari1 and Rahul2
1Department of Horticulture, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar-144411, India
2Department of Biotechnology, Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, 133203, India
*Corresponding author

Embryo rescue is an in vitro technique that has been used to save the hybrid products of fertilization when they might otherwise degenerate. Embryo culture applied to practical problems is a tissue culture technique that has proven to be of greatest value to breeders. One of the main uses of this technique is to produce interspecific and intergeneric hybrids. Post-zygotic barriers such as endosperm abortion and embryo degeneration leading to low fertility have been overcome through the use of embryo culture and several hybrids have been developed in horticultural crops. The success of this technique depends on isolating the embryo without injury, formulating a suitable nutrient medium, and inducing continued embryogenic growth and seedling formation. Culture of embryos has been demonstrated in rose, orchids, alstroemeria, lilium, apricot, papaya, citrus, grapes, apple, capsicum, tomato, muskmelon etc.

Keywords: Embryo rescue, horticultural crops, post-zygotic barriers, tissue culture, interspecific hybrids

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Poonam Kumari, Thaneshwari and Rahul. 2018. Embryo Rescue in Horticultural Crops.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 3350-3358. doi:
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