Chromosomal studies in callus cultures

Preliminary cytological studies of root, endosperm and glume calli have shown significant variations in ploidy levels. Root calli have shown 96% of diploid cells; endosperm calli have shown 700% triploids with 9-20% diploids and 5-10% haploids. The glume calli exhibited differences in chromosome number from 11-28, with a greater frequency of hypoploids.

K. V. Rao, P. S. Prasanna and G. M. Reddy

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