Induced mutants from dihaploid potatoes after pollen mother cell treatment

T. Przewoźny, O. Schieder, G. Wenzel

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Microspore mother cells of dihaploid Solanum tuberosum plants were mutagenically treated during the stage of meiosis. Mutagenesis was performed either by irradiation with x- or γ-rays or by the application of nitrosomethylurethane or methylnitronitrosoguanidine. Then, by use of the anther culture technique, 913 functional plants and 442 untreated control plants were regenerated. From the exposed plants seven distinct mutants could be isolated, predominantly chlorophyll deficient lines, while from the controls no clear-cut mutants arose. One mutant turned out to be photomorphogenetic in addition to having a chlorophyll defect. In addition to the production of mutants the treatments significantly increased the frequency of multicellular structure formation from microspores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalTheoretical and Applied Genetics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - May 1980
Externally publishedYes


  • Anther culture
  • Haploids
  • Mutagenesis
  • Potato


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