Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094

December 2013 Special Anniversary Review Issue Vol. 2(12): pp. 307-314

Copyright © 2015 Global Advanced Research Journals

 

Review

Micropropagation as a tool for experimental breeding, crop production and crop improvement

1Isah Bala Ismail*, 2Yahaya Mustapha and B.S.2Aliyu

 

1Department of  Biological Sciences, Nigeria Police Academy Wudil, Kano, Nigeria.

2Department of Plant Biology, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author’s E- mail: kutamasak@yahoo.com; Tel: +2347067371893.

Accepted 17 December, 2013

 

Abstract

Biotechnology is the discipline which deals with the use of living organisms or their products. In this wide sense, also traditional Agriculture may be seen as a form of Biotechnology. Modern biotechnological techniques have rapidly expanded the horizons of plant Experimental breeding and crop improvement. Conventional Experimental breeding techniques rely on the random rearrangement of existing gene between two closely related parent plants. Now, genetic engineering has opened up new possibilities by allowing the transfer of individual known genes, even from completely unrelated organisms such as fungi or bacteria. In recent years, Biotechnology has developed rapidly as a practical means for accelerating success in Plants experimental breeding and improving economically important crops. The most important methods used to achieve these goals are: Mass propagation of scientific clones, Production of pathogens free plants, Clonal propagation of parental stock for hybrid seed production, Year round nursery production and Germplasm preservation. This paper reviews the importance of micro-propagation as a tool in biotechnology used for Experimental breeding, crop improvement and production

Keywords: micro-propagation, Experimental breeding, crop production, crop improvement.

 


 

Related Articles


Review
Umiyati Idris
Micro and Small Scale Enterprises MSEs in The Process of Developing National Economy The Empirical Study of Micro and Small Scale Enterprises in Indonesia
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. November 2015 Vol: 4(10): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (152 KB)
Original Research Articles
Dauda A. O., Salami, K.O., Oyeyinka, S.A., Esan, O.T., Arise, A.K and Asije A.R.
An Assessment of the Preservative Potentials of Soursop (Annonamuricata) Seed Oil on Plantain and Orange Juice.
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. August 2018 Vol: 7(6): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (307 KB)
Fernán Cosme Chanamé Zapata, Glodoaldo Álvarez Oré, Kenny H. Velásquez Tristán, Waldimar Pérez Torres, Arturo Rubelo Cárdenas, Juan Carlos Velásquez Mantari, James Ramos Medina, Carmen Turco Navarrete, Saúl Espinoza Molina
Improvement, Rehabilitation and Productive Management of High Andean Prairies in the Province of Churcampa - Huancavelica, Peru
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. February 2017 Vol: 6(2): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (1,194 KB)
Abdelateif Hassan Ibrahim and Siegfried Bauer
Access to Micro credit and its Impact on Farm Profit among Rural Farmers in Dryland of Sudan.
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. March 2013 Vol: 2(3): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (231 KB)
Shimaa E. Ibrahim, Entesar A. Ahmed, Heba Sh. Shehata, Reda M. El Shahat and Rawheya A. Salah El Din
Isolation of Rhizobacteria and Micro Algae from Saline Soil and Production of Plant Growth Promoters
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. April 2016 Vol: 5(3): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (580 KB)
Ochieng FO, Kwonyike JK, Tubey R and Yano KL
Impact of resource mobilization on sustaining informal women groups in Tot division, Marakwet district, Rift valley province Kenya
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Agric. Sci. November 2012 Vol: 1(8): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (201 KB)

Current Issue

Viewing Options

View Full Article - PDF
Download Full Article - PDF

Search for Articles

Isah Bala Ismail on Google Scholar
Isah Bala Ismail on Pubmed
Yahaya Mustapha on Google Scholar
Yahaya Mustapha on Pubmed
BS Aliyu on Google Scholar
BS Aliyu on Pubmed

Statistics

Viewed 1724
Printed 384
Downloaded 1539
Powered By iPortal Works