Journal of Oil Palm Research Vol. 17 Dec  2005 Dec p.  176-180

Short communication: cytological analysis of oil palm pollen mother cells (PMC’s)

Author(s): MARIA Madon * ; HESLOP-HARRISON, J.S. ** ; SCHWARZACHER, T. ** ; MOHD RAFDI , M.H. + ; CLYDE, M.M. ++

This short paper decribes the cytological analysis of oil palm pollen mother cells (PMCs) in an effort to identify the pachytene and uninucleate microspore stages for application in other experiments. The chromosomal pachytene stage will be used in the localization of transgenes in transgenic palms while the uninucleate microspore stage will be utilized in microspore culture for haploid production.

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* Malaysian Palm Oil Board, P. O. Box 10620, 50720 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

** Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine and Biological Sciences, University of Leicester, LE1 7RH, England, United Kingdom.

+ Malaysian Institute of Food Technology, 45B Jalan SS 15/4B, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

++ School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.

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