Evidence for somatic embryogenesis during plant regeneration from seedling-derived callus of dodder (Cuscuta trifolii Bab. et Gibs)

Á Bakos, T. Borsics, O. Toldi, K. Babos, M. Lados

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In this paper comparative histological studies of embryo-like structures originating from callus cultures, and zygotic embryos originating from sexual seeds of Cuscuta trifolii are reported. The embryos of somatic cell and zygote origin showed similar morphological and anatomical features, such as a complete lack of cotyledon development and the differentiation of a developmentally unique root primordium specialised for water storage. Based on these findings, the regeneration of C. trifolii from callus cultures is shown to proceed along the pathway of somatic embryogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-528
Number of pages4
JournalPlant Cell Reports
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000



  • Cuscuta trifolii
  • Parasitic weed
  • Plant regeneration
  • Somatic embryogenesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science

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