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Effect of culture medium and mannitol pre-treatment on durum wheat anther culture response

Lazaridou Th.B., Mavromatis A.G., Xynias I.N.


The aim of the present study is to determine the effect of culture medium, low temperature and mannitol on embryoid induction and green plant regeneration in durum wheat. To achieve that, the androgenic response of four Greek durum wheat cultivars (Sifnos, Anna, Mexicalli-81 and Elpida) was studied. Approximately 6000 anthers of the aforementioned cultivars were cultured under in-vitro conditions and three pre-treatments were applied: 0.0, 0.3 and 0.7 M mannitol for seven days at 4 C. The induction media used were a modified W14 medium supplemented with and without ethephon and the FHG medium. The regeneration medium did not differ from the induction medium in the case of FHG whereas, in the case of mW14 the 190-2 medium was used as regeneration medium. The basic MS medium was used as rooting medium. Additionally, anthers from cultivars Sifnos and Elpida, were cultured after cold pre-treatment for 20 and 35 days. Pre-treatment with mannitol had different effect on embryoid and green plant production depended on the genotype of wheat cultivar. Green plants were produced from cultivars Mexicalli-81, Elpida and Sifnos. A decisive genotypic effect on the androgenic response of durum wheat was noticed. This effect was also influenced by the growth medium and the duration of low temperature pre-treatment.

Key words: embryoid, green plant, Triticum durum, cold pre-treatment, mannitol

Tsitologiya i Genetika 2021, vol. 55, no. 6, pp. 83-85

  1. School of Agricultural Sciences, University of Western Macedonia, Terma Kontopoulou, 53 100 Florina, Greece
  2. Laboratory of Genetics and Plant Breeding, School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

E-mail: ioannis_xynias

Lazaridou Th.B., Mavromatis A.G., Xynias I.N. Effect of culture medium and mannitol pre-treatment on durum wheat anther culture response, Tsitol Genet., 2021, vol. 55, no. 6, pp. 83-85.

In "Cytology and Genetics":
Th. B. Lazaridou, A. G. Mavromatis & I. N. Xynias Effect of Culture Medium and Mannitol Pre-Treatment on Durum Wheat Anther Culture Response, Cytol Genet., 2021, vol. 55, no. 6, pp. 590597
DOI: 10.3103/S0095452721060074


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