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Mutation breeding in oil palm: a manual.

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This manual provides an introduction to mutation breeding and practical protocols on mutation induction and mutant selection in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis). Topics covered include the brief history of plant mutation breeding; health and safety considerations and guidelines in mutation induction; radio-sensitivity testing; challenges, opportunities and options for mutation breeding in oil palm; pr...

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Chapter 3 (Page no: 23)

Radio-sensitivity testing.

Before physical mutagenesis can be applied for plant breeding purposes, the optimum irradiation dose needs to be determined. This is done using a radio-sensitivity test in which a range of dose treatments are applied to the target material. After irradiation treatments, the materials are grown out and recordings made for growth reduction (RD) and survival (LD). Normally, values of RD30-60 or LD30-60 are selected. Here, the target materials for radio-sensitivity testing are germinated seed.

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Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Introduction. Author(s): Nur, F. Forster, B. P. Osei, S. A. Amiteye, S. Ciomas, J. Hoeman, S. Jankuloski, L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Health and safety considerations and guidelines. Author(s): Nur, F. Forster, B. P. Osei, S. A. Amiteye, S. Ciomas, J. Hoeman, S. Jankuloski, L.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 33) Options for mutation breeding in oil palm. Author(s): Nur, F. Forster, B. P. Osei, S. A. Amiteye, S. Ciomas, J. Hoeman, S. Jankuloski, L.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 41) Protocol for developing mutant generations for mutant selection. Author(s): Nur, F. Forster, B. P. Osei, S. A. Amiteye, S. Ciomas, J. Hoeman, S. Jankuloski, L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 53) Services in irradiation treatments. Author(s): Nur, F. Forster, B. P. Osei, S. A. Amiteye, S. Ciomas, J. Hoeman, S. Jankuloski, L.