Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis of Anther-culture-derived Solanum chacoense

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  • 1 Institut de Recherche en Biologic Végétale, University de Montréal, 4101 Sherbrooke est, Montréal H1X 2B2, Canada

Using restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis, the genetic architecture of some anther-culture-derived S. chacoense Bitt. plants was studied, and their origins were elucidated. Our RFLP analyses showed that 1) several plants, even of different ploidy but otherwise genetically identical (clones), can be regenerated from callus originating from a single microspore and, conversely, that 2) some plants regenerated from single callus can have different genetic constitutions and, therefore, must have originated from two different microspore. These findings imply that previous anther culture efficiency estimates might have to be reconsidered.

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