ABSTRACT: The adoption of emerging biotechnological methods in plant breeding is presented discussing specifically the relevance of cell genetics to potato improvement. The finding and use of efficient anther plant producing strains of potato (EAPP clones) is first discussed. This is followed by the presentation of recent progress toward the obtaining of diploid potato strains producing a high percentage of monohaploids from anthers. The selection of homozygous diploid regenerants (potato ‘pure lines’) by using an RFLP approach is also presented. A summary chart is presented, containing the description of an integrated breeding procedure that may be considered for future breeding of this species.
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Section B. Biological Sciences. 12/1991; 99:11 - 21.