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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Considering there is no scale of the main anomalies observed in banana seeds, this work aims to propose an illustrated guide to classify these anomalies aiming to assist in the selection of seeds and embryos that are most suitable for embryo rescue. The guide is subdivided into six steps.
In the past few years, the Kaohsiung research station has developed almost 70 new species through hybridization and embryo rescue technologies, including the Kdares Orange Girl, Kdares Perfume Angel, Kdares Perfume Beauty and Amenopsis Kaohsiung Magic.
torvum by using in vitro embryo rescue and increasing the fertility by chromosome doubling to overcome the interspecific incompatibility problem.
Embryo rescue places embryos containing transferred genes into tissue culture to complete their development into whole organisms.
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. Genetics and Molecular Research.
With the calculations as basis, the cost of each obtained haploid plants was almost 30$, and 9.49 $/day was paid for the worker extracting seeds from the fruit, and 18.43 $/day was paid for the ones working in embryo rescue from the seeds.
Seedless grape breeding for disease resistance by using embryo rescue. Vitis 47: 15-19.
(13.) 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).