By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Life Science Research have been published. According to news reporting out of Ghent, Belgium, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "In this review we focus on recent progress in protoplast regeneration, symmetric and asymmetric hybridization and novel technology developments. Regeneration of new species and improved culture techniques opened new horizons for practical breeding in a number of crops."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Ghent University, "The importance of protoplast sources and embedding systems is discussed. The study of reactive oxygen species effects and DNA (de)condensation, along with thorough phytohormone monitoring, are in our opinion the most promising research topics in the further strive for rationalization of protoplast regeneration. Following, fusion and fragmentation progress is summarized. Genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic studies have led to better insights in fundamental processes such as cell wall formation, cell development and chromosome rearrangements in fusion products, whether or not obtained after irradiation. Advanced molecular screening methods of both genome and cytoplasmome facilitate efficient screening of both symmetric and asymmetric fusion products. We expect that emerging technologies as GISH, high resolution melting and next generation sequencing will pay major contributions to our insights of genome creation and stabilization, mainly after asymmetric hybridization."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Finally, we demonstrate agricultural valorization of somatic hybridization through enumerating recent introgression of diverse traits in a number of commercial crops."
For more information on this research see: Progress in plant protoplast research. Planta, 2013;238(6):991-1003. Planta can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; Planta - www.springerlink.com/content/0032-0935/)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T. Eeckhaut, University of Ghent, Fac Biosci Engn, Dept. of Plant Prod, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. Additional authors for this research include P.S. Lakshmanan, D. Deryckere, E. Van Bockstaele and J. Van Huylenbroeck (see also Life Science Research).
Keywords for this news article include: Ghent, Europe, Belgium, Life Science Research
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