Transfer of auxinic herbicide resistance from Brassica kaber to Brassica juncea and Brassica rapa through embryo rescue

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dc.contributor.author Mithila, J.
dc.contributor.author Hall, J. Christopher
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-10T14:00:54Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-10T14:00:54Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/16632
dc.description.abstract Auxinic herbicides are widely used in agriculture to selectively control broadleaf weeds. Prolonged use of auxinic herbicides has resulted in the evolution of resistance to these herbicides in some biotypes of Brassica kaber (wild mustard), a common weed in agricultural crops. In this study, auxinic herbicide resistance from B. kaber was transferred to Brassica juncea and Brassica rapa, two commercially important Brassica crops, by traditional breeding coupled with in vitro embryo rescue. A high frequency of embryo regeneration and hybrid plant establishment was achieved. Transfer of auxinic herbicide resistance from B. kaber to the hybrids was assessed by whole-plant screening of hybrids with dicamba, a widely used auxinic herbicide. Furthermore, the hybrids were tested for fertility (both pollen and pistil) and their ability to produce backcross progeny. The auxinic herbicide-resistant trait was introgressed into B. juncea by backcross breeding. DNA ploidy of the hybrids as well as of the backcross progeny was estimated by flow cytometry. Creation of auxinic herbicide-resistant Brassica crops by non-transgenic approaches should facilitate effective weed control, encourage less tillage, provide herbicide rotation options, minimize occurrence of herbicide resistance, and increase acceptance of these crops. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11627-013-9515-y en_US
dc.rights This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject Auxinic herbicides en_US
dc.subject Embryo rescue en_US
dc.subject Dicamba en_US
dc.subject Introgression en_US
dc.title Transfer of auxinic herbicide resistance from Brassica kaber to Brassica juncea and Brassica rapa through embryo rescue en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US
dc.date.published 2013 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1007/s11627-013-9515-y en_US
dc.citation.epage 467 en_US
dc.citation.issue 4 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Plant en_US
dc.citation.spage 461 en_US
dc.citation.volume 49 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mithila en_US


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