Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants: Vol 3

Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants: Vol 3

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This text aims to provide an update to progress on somatic embryogenesis in woody plants including both angiosperms and gymnosperm trees. In the past, most of the information on this subject was scattered in proceedings volumes, journals, biotechnology books, etc. It has been difficult for the researchers and students to obtain comprehensive information on this rapidly growing subject from a single source. This book should enable readers to get a clear view of this subject on historical, anatomical, physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects, and applications including protoplasts, cryopreservation, manufactured seed (artificial seed), genetic transformation, bioreactors, mutations, and future uses in forest plantations. Each selected woody plant mentioned in the book is briefly introduced first, covering botany and genetics, importance and geographical distribution, breeding problems, and in vitro propagation and problems of each selected woody plant and then is followed by the description on the initiation and maintenance of embryogenic cultures, embryo development and germination, and field trials (if any) of these plants.
This text is designed for graduate students and researchers in forestry and horticulture as well as by biotechnologists.
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  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • United States
  • 0792329392
  • 9780792329398

Table of contents

Volume 1: General Preface. 1. Introduction; H. Kreibel. 2. Historical aspects of somatic embryogenesis in woody plants; S.C. Minocha, R. Minocha. 3. Anatomical comparison of somatic and zygotic embryogeny in conifers; R. Nagmani, A.M. Diner, S. Garton, A.E. Zipf. 4. Somatic embryogenesis in some angiosperm woody plants; S.V. Kendurkar, R.S. Nadgauda, C.H. Phake, M.M. Jana, S.V. Shirke, A.F. Mascarenhas. 5. Somatic embryogenesis in conifers; P.K. Gupta, J.B. Grob. 6. Somatic embryogenesis and rejuvenation of trees; J.N. Ruaud, M. Paques. 7. Molecular analysis of zygotic and somatic c onifer embryos; S. Mishra. 8. Progress in protoplast technology for woody angiosperms; A. Tibok, J.B. Power, M. Davey. 9. Gymnosperm protoplasts; F. Bekkaoui. T.E. Tautorus, D.I. Dunstan. 10. Genetic transformation in angiosperms; A.M. Dandekar. 11. Transformation of gymnosperms; D. Ellis. 12. Manufactured seeds of woody plants; W. Carlson, J.E. Hartle. 13. Scale-up of embryogenic plant suspension cultures in bioreactors; T.E. Tautorus, D.J. Dunstan. 14. Cryopreservation for germplasm collection in woody plants; A. Sakai. 15. The biochemistry of conifer embryo development: amino acids, polyamines and storage proteins; R. Feirer. 16. Polyamines and somatic embryogenesis in woody plants; R. Minocha, S.C. Minocha, L.K. Simola. 17. Evaluation of somaclonal variation during somatic embryogenesis; L. Deverno. 18. Mutation work with somatic embryogenic in woody plants; B. Heinze, J. Schmidt. 19. Prospects and limits of somatic embryogenesis of Picea abies; M. Paques, J. Bercetche, M. Palada. 20. Future uses of somatic embryogenesis in woody plantation species; L.W. Handley. Volume 2: 1. Somatic embryogenesis in Citrus species; S.S. Gosal, M.I.S. Gill, H. Grewal. 2. Somatic embryogenesis in Eucalyptus; E.M. Muralidharan, A.F. Mascarenhas. 3. Somatic embryogenesis in Bamboo; S.H. Woods, J.E. Woods, G.B. Collins. 4. Somatic embryogenesis of Bambusa oldhamii, B. beecheyana, and Sinocalamus latiflora; W.C. Chang. 5. Somatic embryogenesis in oak (Quercus sps.); V. Chalupa. 6. Somatic embryogenesis in Populus sps.; C.H. Michler. 7.Somatic embryogenesis in walnut (Juglans regia); J. Preece, G.H. McGranahan, L.M. Long, C.A. Leslie. 8. Somatic embryogenesis in Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis Mull. Arg.); M.P. Carron, H. Etienne, L. Lardet, S. Campagna, Y. Perrin, A. Leconte, C. Chaine. 9. Birch (Betula pendulum); V. Chalupa. 10. Somatic embryogenesis. (Part contents).
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