Androgenesis in vitro

We used androgenesis in vitro to reduce ploidy level in tetraploid hybrids (L. multiflorum × F. pratensis and L. perenne × F. pratensis) and tetraploid L. multiflorum. Obtained diploids have higher potential to be used as turf breeding material.

Kopecky, D., Lukaszewski, A.J. and Gibeault, V. (2005). Reduction of ploidy level by androgenesis in intergeneric Lolium-Festuca hybrids for turf grass breeding. Crop Science 45: 274-281.