embryo rescue

embryo rescue

[′em·brē·ō ′res·kyü]
(genetics)
A technique for crossing wild and domestic species of plants in which the wild species is used as the male parent, and the embryos are excised approximately one month after pollination and placed on an artificial medium, where a small fraction survive.
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Embryo rescue places embryos containing transferred genes into tissue culture to complete their development into whole organisms.
Interspecific hybridization in the genus Lens applying in vitro embryo rescue.
Abnormal embryo sacs or abortive ovules were observed in the ovary suggesting that the same cellular mechanisms might act in somatic as well as in embryo rescue and embryogenesis induction.
Breeding new seedless grape by means of in vitro embryo rescue.
Embryo rescue as a method to develop and multiply a backcross population of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) from an interspecific cross of Manihot esculenta ssp.
Seedless grape breeding for disease resistance by using embryo rescue.
Nicholas Tonti-Filippini, 'The Embryo Rescue Debate".
To develop a successful new grape, these scientists carefully select parent grape plants, cross (also known as "hybridize") them, then apply embryo rescue tactics (see box at right) to produce healthy seedlings.
Not only that, he advocates the perennialization of existing annuals by embryo rescue which he describes in the following way.
This hypothesis was refuted by the results obtained from embryo rescue experiments using MS medium lacking myo-inositol because the germination rates were not significantly lower than those previously obtained with the myo-inositol containing MS medium (data not shown).
Frozen embryo rescue would be an interesting project for the Sisters of Life, the antichoice order of nuns founded by the late John Cardinal O'Connor.
Methods for callus induction and differentiation of Lathyrus sativus and embryo rescue in interspecific crosses by tissue culture.