Microspore embryogenesis: establishment of embryo identity and pattern in culture

M. Soriano, H. Li, K.A. Boutilier

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Abstract

The developmental plasticity of plants is beautifully illustrated by the competence of the immature male gametophyte to change its developmental fate from pollen to embryo development when exposed to stress treatments in culture. This process, referred to as microspore embryogenesis, is widely exploited in plant breeding, but also provides a unique system to understand totipotency and early cell fate decisions. We summarize the major concepts that have arisen from decades of cell and molecular studies on microspore embryogenesis and put these in the context of recent experiments, as well as results obtained from the study of pollen and zygotic embryo development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-196
JournalPlant Reproduction
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • brassica-napus l
  • male gametophyte development
  • l cv topas
  • scanning-electron-microscopy
  • shoot apical meristem
  • hordeum-vulgare l.
  • capsicum-annuum-l
  • in-vitro
  • pollen embryogenesis
  • arabidopsis-thaliana

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