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Title: Enhanced protoplast division by encapsulation in droplets: An advance towards somatic hybridisation in recalcitrant white lupin
Authors: Sinha, A.
Caligari, P.D.S.
Keywords: agarose
Lupinus albus
Issue Date: Jul-2005
Publisher: Association of Applied Biologists
Citation: Annals of Applied Biology 146 (4): 441-448
Abstract: Lupins are highly nutritious fodder and pulse crops but the greatest challenge in their genetic enhancement is the difficulty in obtaining hybrids through conventional sexual approaches. To bypass this, a procedure for the culture of hitherto recalcitrant lupin protoplasts is now being developed so that the somatic hybrids can be regenerated. This study provides a basis for a regime to culture lupin protoplasts. Cotyledonary protoplasts of white lupin (Lupinus albus) were plated in two diverse media for the evaluation of various plating regimes. The protoplasts divided in agarose as well as in Gelrite (TM) but embedding in agarose at 6 g L-1 concentration resulted in a higher rate of mitosis. Sodium alginate embedding inhibited protoplast division. Protoplast plating in the form of liquid suspension was significantly inferior to embedding. A filter paper substratum was clearly noxious to protoplast division. Vis-a-vis other designs of plating, a 400% improvement in protoplast elongation and division was achieved by plating in the form of 25 mu L droplets at the base of 60 mm x 15 mm Nunclon (TM) dish and overlaying with liquid medium. Better results in terms of protoplast elongation and division were obtained with K8p medium as compared to the AS medium. This report on lupin protoplast culture represents a significant breakthrough in the genus in which morphogenesis has not been described to date.
Description: Caligari, P.D.S. Instituto de Biologia Vegetal y Biotecnologia, Universidad de Talca, 2 Norte 685, Talca, Chile
URI: http://dspace.utalca.cl/handle/1950/1526
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