The effects of different combinations and varying concentrations of growth regulators on the regeneration of selected Turkish cultivars of melon
Tekdal, Dilek and Çetiner, Selim (2013) The effects of different combinations and varying concentrations of growth regulators on the regeneration of selected Turkish cultivars of melon. In: Silva-Opps, Marina, (ed.) Current Progress in Biological Research. Agricultural and Biological Sciences. InTech, Acadia, Canada, pp. 257-275. ISBN 978-953-51-1097-2
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/55455
Cucurbits are an economically important family of plants. The majority of the vegetable production in Turkey, for example, derives from the species beloning to the family Cucurbitaceae. Despite the importance of cucurbits among vegetable crops worldwide, the development of genomic tools in these species has been rather limited. Although melon production has been improved by conventional plant breeding methods, output is still insufficient. One useful technique in overcoming such problems in melon is functional genomics’ studies, and the other one is abiotic stress resistance and improved fruit quality has been gene transfer via Agrobacterium tumefaciens mediated transformation. The availability of an optimized plant regeneration system is crucial for genetic transformation techniques as well as obtaining an entire plant. Although Hasanbey and Cinikiz in Turkey, for example, are important commercial melon cultivars used in the breeding programs and molecular biology of fruit ripening and genetic mapping of melons, there is no study to date on the regeneration of these cultivars.
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