Recovering triploid citrus hybrids from 2x × 2x sexual crosses with the aid of embryo rescue and flow cytometry in Turkey

Çimen B., Yeşiloğlu T., Dönmez D., Aka Kaçar Y., Ercişli S.

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY REPORTS, vol.1, no.1, pp.1-10, 2022 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11033-022-07555-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-10
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Turkey is one of the major exporters of mandarins in the Mediterranean region. Seedlessness in citrus, which is one of the most desired fruit quality traits, especially in fresh mandarin export markets, can be obtained via triploidy as in many fruit species. Triploid plants can be recovered by 2x × 2x hybridizations in citrus, as well as 2x × 4x and 4x × 2x crosses. Hence, we aimed to develop local triploid hybrids by using the embryo rescue technique in five crosses using eight different citrus varieties in the present study.