Production and analysis of asymmetric hybrid plants between monocotyledon (Oryza sativa L.) and dicotyledon (Daucus carota L.)

H. Kisaka, H. Lee, M. Kisaka, A. Kanno, K. Kang, T. Kameya

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Asymmetric hybrid plants were obtained from fused protoplasts of a monocotyledon (Oryza sativa L.) and a dicotyledon (Daucus carota L.). X-ray-irradiated protoplasts isolated from a cytoplasmic malesterile (cms) carrot suspension culture were fused with iodoacetoamide-treated protoplasts isolated from a 5-methyltryptophan (5MT)-resistant rice suspension culture by electrofusion. The complementary recovered cells divided and formed colonies, which were then cultivated on regeneration medium supplemented with 25mg/l 5MT to eliminate any escaped carrot cells. Somatic hybrids were regenerated from 5 of the 5MT-resistant colonies. The morphologies of most of the regenerated plants closely resembled that of the parental carrot plants. A cytological analysis of callus cultures induced from these plants indicated that most of the cells possessed 20-22 chromosomes and were resistant to 5MT. An isozyme analysis revealed that several regenerated plants had the peroxidase isozyme patterns of both parents. A Southern hybridization analysis with non-radioactively labelled DNA fragments of the rgp1 gene showed that regenerated plants had hybridizing bands from both rice and carrot. Chloroplast (cp) and mitochondrial (mt) DNAs were also analyzed by Southern hybridization by using several probes. CpDNA patterns of the regenerated plants were indistinguishable from those of the carrot parent. However 1 of the regenerated plants had a novel band pattern of mtDNA that was not detected in either of the parents, indicating a possible recombination of mitochondrial genomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-371
Number of pages7
JournalTheoretical and Applied Genetics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Oct


  • Asymmetric hybrid plants
  • Dicotyledon Daucus carota L
  • Monocotyledon
  • Oryza sauva L

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics


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