FURTHER STUDIES ON THE ANTHER CULTURE OF STRAWBERRY
Further studies on the anther culture of strawberry were conducted on the basis of previous experiments. We detected viruses with the indicator plants of Fragaria vesca, clones EMC and UC-5, and found that not all lines of the anther-derived plants were virus free. These results were different with that of Sioutac, et al., in which all anther-derived plants were virus free. We did not find that anther-derived plants of ten strawberry cultivars were polyhaploids. The chromosome number in root tip cells in some lines varied considerably, and the cells of 2n=56 were in the majority. The biological characters of the anther-derived were stable in most lines with exception of an off-type line of the cultivar Chang-hong No.1, the fruit of which was soft and mealy and the fruit shape and leaf shape also showed variation.
Mingqin, D., Jianyuan, H. and Jiajun, L. (1993). FURTHER STUDIES ON THE ANTHER CULTURE OF STRAWBERRY. Acta Hortic. 348, 440-440