A field of research currently gaining much interest is the irradiated-pollen-induced ovule transformation in plants. The interest lies mainly in the possibility of modifying the plant genome in a quicker and more economical way. The successful demonstration of such gene transfers have been achieved in Nicotiana (Pandey, 1975; Jinks et al., 1981), Brassica (Banga et al., 1983) and Lycopersicum (Zamir, 1983) for both qualitative and metric traits.
Banga, Shashi K.; Banga, Surinder S.; and Srivastava, Manoj
"Research Notes : India : Induced parthenogenesis in soybean,"
Soybean Genetics Newsletter: Vol. 11
, Article 17.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/soybeangenetics/vol11/iss1/17