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dc.contributor.author Jim M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Michael James en_US
dc.contributor.author Stephen en_US
dc.contributor.author Sri en_US
dc.contributor.author Andrew C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Devi en_US
dc.contributor.author Yuzer en_US
dc.contributor.author Adam E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Caroline S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Brian P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Peter D. S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T09:04:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T09:04:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-07 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2229-10-218 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Dunwell , J M , Wilkinson , M J , Nelson , S , Wening , S , Sitorus , A C , Mienanti , D , Alfiko , Y , Croxford , A E , Ford , C S , Forster , B P & Caligari , P D S 2010 , ' Production of haploids and doubled haploids in oil palm ' BMC Plant Biology , vol 10 , pp. Paper 218 . , 10.1186/1471-2229-10-218 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 163577 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/6918 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/6918
dc.description.abstract Background Oil palm is the world's most productive oil-food crop despite yielding well below its theoretical maximum. This maximum could be approached with the introduction of elite F1 varieties. The development of such elite lines has thus far been prevented by difficulties in generating homozygous parental types for F1 generation. Results Here we present the first high-throughput screen to identify spontaneously-formed haploid (H) and doubled haploid (DH) palms. We secured over 1,000 Hs and one DH from genetically diverse material and derived further DH/mixoploid palms from Hs using colchicine. We demonstrated viability of pollen from H plants and expect to generate 100% homogeneous F1 seed from intercrosses between DH/mixoploids once they develop female inflorescences. Conclusions This study has generated genetically diverse H/DH palms from which parental clones can be selected in sufficient numbers to enable the commercial-scale breeding of F1 varieties. The anticipated step increase in productivity may help to relieve pressure to extend palm cultivation, and limit further expansion into biodiverse rainforest. en_US
dc.relation.ispartof BMC Plant Biology en_US
dc.title Production of haploids and doubled haploids in oil palm en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en_US


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