Modification of centromere structure: A promising approach for haploid line production in plant breeding

Ahmet L. Tek, Robert M. Stupar, Kiyotaka Nagaki

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    Abstract

    Breeding based on doubled-haploid approaches has recently become a common tool for accelerating crop improvement in many plant species. However, many plant species do not have a reliable method for haploid induction. A promising new approach involving centromere engineering has recently been proposed to overcome this limitation. Here we provide a perspective of this novel method for the production of haploid plants, which was originally described in the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana. Centromeres, known to be critical for the accurate distribution of chromosomes in every cell division, have now become a novel target for crop improvement by enabling doubled-haploid technologies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)557-562
    Number of pages6
    JournalTurkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry
    Volume39
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 13 2015

    Keywords

    • Agronomy
    • CENP-A
    • CenH3
    • GFP
    • Histone
    • Kinetochore

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Forestry
    • Food Science
    • Ecology

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