Accessibility navigation

Aspects of isolation underpinning mitotic behaviour in lupin protoplasts

Sinha, A. and Caligari, P.D.S. (2004) Aspects of isolation underpinning mitotic behaviour in lupin protoplasts. Australian Journal of Botany, 52 (5). pp. 669-676. ISSN 0067-1924

Full text not archived in this repository.

It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from this work. See Guidance on citing.

To link to this item DOI: 10.1071/BT03153


This study reports on the influence of critical isolation factors on the subsequent culture of protoplasts of Lupinus albus L. Protoplasts were isolated from in vitro seedling cotyledons of five early maturing accessions in which protoplast yields and division frequencies appeared to be correlated as a high protoplast yield corresponded with a high division frequency. The overall difference among the accessions for mitosis was non- significant, although the highest yield and division frequency were observed in accession LA132, with Alban giving a significantly lower level. Accession Lucrop produced the lowest number of protoplasts, all of which collapsed during culture. Of the enzyme types used for tissue maceration, Pectolyase Y23, was significantly inferior to Macerase in terms of giving way to mitosis. The extent of division in Macerase- isolated protoplast population was 266% higher than that in the Pectolyase Y23- isolated one. The physiological maturity level of the explant, expressed in terms of developmental age, was optimal when 14 - 18- day- old seedling cotyledons were used for protoplast production and culture, rather than more mature ones, despite higher protoplast yields in the latter. On K8p medium, the protoplast division frequency was 129% greater when 18- day- old seedling cotyledons were used, than that with any other treatment. This work on protoplast culture of the potentially important lupin species, which is a pulse rich in dietary protein, oil and fibre, allows a further understanding of the biology, with an aim to advance lupin biotechnology.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
ID Code:10618
Uncontrolled Keywords:cell- wall regeneration, Glycine - Max L, plant - regeneration, mesophyll protoplasts, Brassica - napus, somatic embryogenesis, culture media, division, cotyledons, cycle

University Staff: Request a correction | Centaur Editors: Update this record

Page navigation