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Embryo rescue is an in vitro culture technique used to assist in the development of an immature or weak embryo into a viable plant. The embryo rescue technique plays an important role in modern plant breeding. It has been widely used for producing interspecific and intergeneric hybrids, as well as progenies of incompatible crosses which lead to embryo abortion. Lifeasible is a specialized plant biotechnology company featured in plant tissue culture and plant breeding. We offer tailored protocols of embryo rescue for customers around the world.

Embryo culture is the most commonly used method for embryo rescue. Generally, seeds from controlled pollination plants are collected prior to the expected embryo abortion occurrence, followed by isolation and excision of embryos, which are then placed directly onto culture medium for the generation of fertile plants. Besides embryo culture, ovule and ovary culture, which are more suitable for small seeded species or very young embryos, are also utilized for embryo rescue.

Embryo rescue-pic.bmp Figure 1. An outline of the embryo rescue process of sorghum (Rizal et al., 2014)

Lifeasible not only has advanced knowledge and experience with plant tissue culture and plant breeding, but also has feasible equipments and large-capacity greenhouses and fields for the culturing and growth of plant materials. We provide you superior services with the following advantages:

  • Customized embryo rescue procedures.
  • Tailored culture conditions with optimal media, temperature, light, and humidity.
  • Efficient and high-quality services with competitive price.
  • Data collecting, analyzing, reporting and consulting.

Reference:

  1. Rizal, G., Karki, S., Alcasid, M., Montecillo, F., Acebron, K., and Larazo, N., et al. (2014). Shortening the breeding cycle of sorghum, a model crop for research. Crop Science, 54(2), 520-529.
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