Automation and environmental control in plant tissue culture

Automation and environmental control in plant tissue culture

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Automation and Environmental Control in Plant Tissue Culture rigorously explores the new challenges faced by modern plant tissue culture researchers and producers worldwide: issues of cost efficiency, automation, control, and optimization of the in vitro microenvironment. This book achieves a critical balance between the economic, engineering and biological viewpoints, and presents well-balanced, unique, and clearly organized perspectives on current initiatives in the tissue culture arena. Each chapter offers guidelines leading towards an exhaustive, unprecedented level of control over in vitro growth, based on emerging technologies of robotics, machine vision, environmental sensors and regulation, and systems analysis. Unlike other tissue culture books which focus on specific crops and techniques, this book spans the broad range of major tissue culture production systems, and advances evidence on how some underrated aspects of the process actually determine the status of the end product. Key researchers from industry and academia have joined to give up-to-date research evidence and analysis. The collection comprises an essential reference for industrial-scale tissue culture producers, as well as any researcher interested in optimizing in vitro production.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 574 pages
  • 156 x 233.9 x 34.8mm | 997.91g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1995 ed.
  • 39 Tables, black and white; XII, 574 p.
  • 0792328418
  • 9780792328414

Table of contents

Preface. Glossary. 1. Automation in plant tissue culture -- general introduction and overview; J. Aitken-Christie, T. Kozai, S. Takayama. 2. Economic analysis of automated micropropagation; I. Chu. 3. Economic aspects of somatic embryogenesis; R. Cervelli, T. Senaratna. 4. Systems analysis and engineering; P.N. Walker. 5. Engineering aspects of plant propagation in bioreactors; P.H. Heyderdahl, O.A.S. Olsen, A.K. Hvoslef-Eide. 6. Mechanical engineering approaches to plant biotechnology; Y. Miwa, Y. Kushihashi, T. Kozai. 7. Image analysis for plant cell culture and micropropagation; M.A.L. Smith. 8. Image analysis for embryogenesis; K. Kurata. 9. Automation of the bioreactor process for mass propagation and secondary metabolism; R.R. Leathers, M.A.L. Smith, J. Aitken-Christie. 10. Delivery systems for tissue culture by encapsulation; Y. Sakamoto, N. Onishi, T. Hirosawa. 11. A delivery system for naked somatic embryos of interior spruce; D.R. Roberts, F.B. Webster, D.R. Cyr, T.K. Edmonds, S.M.A. Grimes, B.C.S. Sutton. 12. Automated systems for organogenesis; K. Kurata. 13. Commercialisation of tissue culture and automated systems; K.S. Wilson. 14. Environmental control in plant tissue culture -- General introduction and overview; T. Kozai, M.A.L. Smith. 15. Physical microenvironment and its effects; K. Fujiwara, T. Kozai. 16. Vessels, gels, liquid media, and support systems; M.A.L. Smith, L.A. Spomer. 17. The chemical microenvironment; R.R. Williams. 18. Carbon nutrition in vitro: Regulation and manipulation of carbon assimilation in micropropagated systems; Y. Desjardins, C. Hdider, J. De Riek. 19. Ethylene; D. Matthys, J. Gielis, P. Debergh. 20. In vitro acclimatization; M. Ziv. 21. Low temperature storage of plant tissue cultures; B.W.W. Grout. 22. Environmental measurement and control systems; T. Kozai, Y. Kitaya, K. Fujiwara, M.A.L. Smith, J. Aitken-Christie. Index.
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Review quote

` .. I therefore recommend this book for researchers and propagators actively involved in plant tissue culture. Discussions are thorough and references are abundant and current. Similarly, figures are plentiful and help broaden one's mental conceptualization of plant tissue culture. I would make an even greater point of sharing this volume with peers who may think that plant tissue culture has achieved an adequate stage of maturity to routinely serve applications in research science.'
Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, 1:3, 1995
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