Biopolym. Cell. 1986; 2(1):5-11.
Hybridization of somatic cells and possibilities for analysis and manipulations of cytoplasmic genes of higher plants
1Gleba Yu. Yu., 2Myashkene I. V.
  1. N. G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR
    Kiev, USSR
  2. Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Lithuanian SSR
    Vilnius, USSR


The paper deals with the available results concerning the following problems of transmission genetics of the somatic hybridization process in higher plants: the presence of cytoplasmic heterozygotes among parasexual progeny; the occurrence of selective pressure in the process of mitotic segregation of plasmagenes; the cosegregation of plasmagenes; genetic recombination of plasmagenes; the genetic diversity of cytoplasms generating via somatic cell fusion; the practical possibilities opened by genetic reconstruction of cytoplasm.


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