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Automation and environmental control in plant tissue culture - Jenny Aitken-Christie

Automation and environmental control in plant tissue culture

By: Jenny Aitken-Christie (Editor), Toyoki Kozai (Editor), Mary Ann Lila Smith (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1994
ISBN: 9780792328414
Number Of Pages: 574

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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.

` .. 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

Automation in plant tissue culture. General introduction and overviewp. 1
Economic analysis of automated micropropagationp. 19
Economic aspects of somatic embryogenesisp. 29
Systems analysis and engineeringp. 65
Engineering aspects of plant propagation in bioreactorsp. 87
Mechanical engineering approaches to plant biotechnologyp. 125
Image analysis for plant cell culture and micropropagationp. 145
Image analysis for embryogenesisp. 165
Automation of the bioreactor process for mass propagation and secondary metabolismp. 187
Delivery systems for tissue culture by encapsulationp. 215
A delivery system for naked somatic embryos of interior sprucep. 245
Automated systems for organogenesisp. 257
Commercialisation of tissue culture and automated systemsp. 273
Environmental control in plant tissue culture. General introduction and overviewp. 301
Physical microenvironment and its effectsp. 319
Vessels, gels, liquid media, and support systemsp. 371
The chemical microenvironmentp. 405
Carbon nutrition in vitro. Regulation and manipulation of carbon assimilation in micropropagated systemsp. 441
Ethylenep. 473
In vitro acclimatizationp. 493
Low temperature storage of plant tissue culturesp. 517
Environmental measurement and control systemsp. 539
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ISBN: 9780792328414
ISBN-10: 0792328418
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 574
Published: 30th November 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.99