Haploid production in wheat crossed with stored pearl millet pollen



Pearl millet pollen germinated at frequencies in the range of 40-50% when pollen water contents were reduced from 50-60%(fresh) to 5-7%.Dried pollen showed similar germination frequencies after the freezing process. In crosses of wheat with pearl millet pollen stored for 3months, haploid wheat embryos were obtained at frequencies of 14-29% which were comparable to those in case of crosses with fresh pollen. These results suggest that stored pearl millet pollen can be used for wheat haploid production when and where fresh pollen is not available.


Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences Biological Resources Division

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center


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INAGAKI Masanori ( Biological Resources Division )

MUJEEB-KAZI Abdul ( International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center )

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