protoplast fusion


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protoplast fusion

[′prōd·ə‚plast ‚fyü·zhən]
(genetics)
A technique by which two protoplasts are fused to form hybrid cells that can grow into mature hybrid organisms; usually performed on plants.
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Intra and Inter-specific protoplast fusion was carried out by the method given by Prabavathy et al.
These lines can be further utilized for protoplast fusion, genetic transformation and as a tool for basic studies of plant biochemistry and molecular biology.
Thus, compared to the traditional protoplast fusion techniques, our genome shuffling method has the advantages of high efficiency and easy operation.
Genetic construction of potentially probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii yeast strains using intraspecific protoplast fusion. J Appl Sci 2007;3(3):209-217.
Protoplast diameter is information that can be used in hybridization studies using electriofusion so that an inverse relationship exists between protoplast diameter and the voltage necessary to promote protoplast fusion.
Production of fertile somatic hybrid plants of sunflower and Helianthus giganteus L by protoplast fusion. Plant Cell Rep., 14: 232-235.
It began some 15 years ago, when Gary Harman, a Cornell professor of horticultural science, and Tom Stasz, then a research associate, took two different strains of trichoderma that occur naturally in soil and, using protoplast fusion, bioengineered a new strain.
Using a mix of conventional and advanced breeding techniques -- such as anther culture, tissue culture, hybrid sorting, and protoplast fusion -- B&W eventually produced Y-1.
By using tissue cultures, breeders have used protoplast fusion as a non-sexual means of introducing new genetic material into specific plants.
The team is relying on a technique called protoplast fusion to move the insect-resistance trait, explains Eash.