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By Richard E Litz

This publication is a accomplished reference paintings at the present prestige of biotechnology of the most important temperate, subtropical and tropical fruit and nut crop species of the area. it's a alternative of Biotechnology of Perennial Fruit plants (eds Hammerschlag and Litz, CABI, 1992) and contains insurance of extra fruit in addition to nut crop species. each one bankruptcy features a normal advent to the actual plant kinfolk, with an outline of the commercial value and capability of biotechnology for fruit and nut species in the relations, earlier than analyzing person species in additional aspect.

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Tumefaciens strains A281/ or C58/pLAN421 with an incubation time of 1 min. Co-cultivation time was also reduced to 2 days, before Agrobacterium elimination (500 ␮g/ml cefotaxime) and application of selection pressure (50 ␮g/ml kanamycin). 275% Phytagel. Explants were subcultured every 4 weeks to fresh medium with cefotaxime and kanamycin until shoots (2–5 cm) could be rooted on regeneration medium 01Bio of Fruit Nut - Chap 01 26/10/04 16:36 Page 19 Actinidia spp. 6 ␮M IAA. Rooted plants were transferred to medium with 500 mg/l cefotaxime, without selection pressure, for 1 week prior to transfer to soil.

1999) Strict paternal inheritance of chloroplast DNA and maternal inheritance of mitochondrial DNA in interspecific crosses of kiwifruit. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 99, 314–322. , Caboni, E. and Frattarelli, A. (1991) Shoot regeneration from in vitro roots of kiwi. Acta Horticulturae 289, 97–99. , Testolin, R. and Morgante, M. (1995) Paternal inheritance of plastids in interspecific hybrids of the genus Actinidia revealed by PCR-amplification of chloroplast DNA fragments. Molecular and General Genetics 247, 693–697.

The triploids were transferred to the field and were fertile. , 1993). From comparisons with other endosperm-derived plants (with chromosome numbers varying from the diploid 58 to the nearly pentaploid 146), there was no correlation between number of seeds or chromosomes and fruit size. 5. g. A. deliciosa ‘Hayward’, ‘Abbott’, lines K6, 26, A16N1, A11B2; A. chinensis, lines A14N7, A14B2; A. arguta var. arguta, var. purpurea, and cv. ‘Issaï’ (6x); A. kolomikta; A. polygama; and A. eriantha. 1). A.

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