6. Male Sterility and Hybrid Plant Systems for Gene Confinement

  1. Melvin J. Oliver2 and
  2. Yi Li3
  1. Albert P. Kausch,
  2. Joel Hague,
  3. Adam Deresienski,
  4. Michael Tilelli and
  5. Kimberly Nelson

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118352670.ch6

Plant Gene Containment

Plant Gene Containment

How to Cite

Kausch, A. P., Hague, J., Deresienski, A., Tilelli, M. and Nelson, K. (2012) Male Sterility and Hybrid Plant Systems for Gene Confinement, in Plant Gene Containment (eds M. J. Oliver and Y. Li), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118352670.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    USDA-ARS, Plant Genetics Research Unit, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Rhode Island, West Kingston, RI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813803494

Online ISBN: 9781118352670



  • male sterility and hybrid plant systems for gene confinement;
  • sexual development manipulation, in plant breeding/ gene flow control;
  • sterile lines for gene flow prevention, facilitating breeding;
  • hybrid plant technologies, for yield/overall plant performance;
  • male/female sterile lines for gene flow control in transgenic;
  • genetic systems to produce male-sterile plants, controlling pollination;
  • transgenic CMS for dedicated energy crops, for gene confinement;
  • transgenic plant gene confinement, V-GURT, gene-deletor, total sterility;
  • ZFN, hybrid seed, unisexual in cosexual, stable unisexuality


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cytoplasmic Male Sterility

  • Transgenic Nuclear Male Sterility

  • Transgenic Nuclear Male Sterility for Gene Confinement

  • Male Sterility for Recovery of Wide Crosses with Gene Confinement

  • Hybrid Plant Systems

  • Seed-Based Hybrid Plant Systems

  • Gene-Deletor System

  • Male and Female Sterile Lines

  • Total Sterility

  • Stable Knockout Mutations

  • References