标题：The place of asymmetric somatic hybridization in wheat breeding. (Special issue: Plant science and biotechnology in China (Volume I).)
作者：Liu ShuWei;Xia GuangMin
作者机构：[Liu, S] The Key Laboratory of Plant Cell Engineering and Germplasm Innovation, Ministry of Education, School of Life Sciences, Shandong University, J 更多
通讯作者地址：[Xia, GM]Shandong Univ, Sch Life Sci, Minist Educ, Key Lab Plant Cell Engn & Germplasm Innovat, Jinan 250100, Peoples R China.
来源：Plant Cell Reports
关键词：Asymmetric somatic hybridization;Wheat germplasm;Genomic variation;Alien introgression;Protoplast fusion
摘要：Since its first development some 40 years ago, the application of the somatic hybridization technique has generated a body of hybrid plant material involving a wide combination of parental species. Until the late 1990s, the technique was ineffective in wheat, as regeneration from protoplasts was proving difficult to achieve. Since this time, however, a successful somatic hybridization protocol for wheat has been established and used to generate a substantial number of both symmetric and asymmetric somatic hybrids and derived materials, especially involving the parental combination bread wheat and tall wheatgrass (Thinopyrum ponticum). This review describes the current state of the art for somatic hybridization in wheat and focuses on its potential application for wheat improvement.