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What is the importance of haploid plant production?

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  • Haploid plant production through anther and pollen culture as well as the ovary or ovum culture is of immense use in plant breeding programme carried out for improvement of crops.
  • It enables raising plants which express recessive traits.
  • It is helpful in producing genetically homozygous plants which serve as parents in crossbreeding.
  • Homozygous plants can be raised by diploidization of haploids through colchicine treatment.

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