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The application of genetic manipulation techniques to HNS (continuation of HH1106SHN). - HH1108SHN

Using initially four subjects (Buddleia, Malus and Syringa):-
1. To double chromosome number which may cause larger flowers and more compact habit in scions and greater dwarfing effect in rootstacks and which may restore fertility in sterile interspecific hybrids.
2. To produce somaclonal variants including variegated forms, which cannot be generated by conventional breeding, and forms with unusual growth habits.
3. To demonstrate successful transformation in one of the subjects, using a construct containing reporter genes.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1996

To: 1997

Cost: £35,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Horticulture Research International
Fields of Study