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Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants : Volume 5 - S. Mohan Jain

Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

Volume 5

By: S. Mohan Jain (Editor), Pramod P. K. Gupta (Editor), R. J. Newton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1999
ISBN: 9780792355533
Number Of Pages: 339

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The quality of human life has been maintained and enhanced for generations by the use of trees and their products. In recent years, ever rising human population growth has put a tremendous pressure on trees and tree products; growing awareness of the potential of previously unexploited tree resources; and environmental pollution have both accelerated the development of new technologies for tree propagation, breeding and improvement. Biotechnology of trees may be the answer to solve the problems which can not be solved by conventional breeding methods. The combination of biotechnology and conventional methods such as plant propagation and breeding could become a novel approach to improving and multiplying a large number of the trees and woody plants. So far, plant tissue culture technology has largely been exploited by commercial companies in propagation of ornamentals, especially foliage house plants. Generally, tissue culture of woody plants has been recalcitrant. However, limited success has been achieved in tissue culture of angiosperm and gymnosperm woody plants. A number of recent reports on somatic embryogenesis in woody plants such as Norway spruce (Picea abies), Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda), Sandalwood (Santalum album), Citrus and mango (Mangifera indica), offer a ray of hope for inexpensive clonal propagation for large-scale production of plants or 'emblings' or somatic seedlings; protoplast work; cryopreservation; genetic transformation; and synthetic or artificial or manufactured seed production.

General Preface
Introduction
Historical aspects of somatic embryogenesis in woody plants
Anatomical comparison of somatic and zygotic embryogeny in conifers
Somatic embryogenesis in some angiosperm woody plants
Somatic embryogenesis in conifers
Somatic embryogenesis and rejuvenation of trees
Molecular analysis of zygotic and somatic conifer embryos
Progress in protoplast technology for woody angiosperms
Gymnosperm protoplasts
Genetic transformation in angiosperms
Transformation of gymnosperms
Manufactured seeds of woody plants
Scale-up of embryogenic plant suspension cultures in bioreactors
Cryopreservation for germplasm collection in woody plants
The biochemistry of conifer embryo development: amino acids, polyamines and storage proteins
Polyamines and somatic embryogenesis in woody plants
Evaluation of somaclonal variation during somatic embryogenesis
Mutation work with somatic embryogenesis in woody plants
Prospects and limits of somatic embryogenesis of Picea abies
Future uses of somatic embryogenesis in woody plantation species
Index
Volume 2
Somatic embryogenesis in Citrus species
Somatic embryogenesis in Eucalyptus
Somatic embryogenesis in Bamboo
Somatic embryogenesis of Bambusa oldhamii, B. beecheyana, and Sinocalamus latiflora
Somatic embryogenesis in oak (Quercus sps.)
Somatic embryogenesis in Populus sps.
Somatic embryogenesis in walnut (Juglans regia)
Somatic embryogenesis in Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis Mull. Arg.)
Somatic embryogenesis in Birch (Betula pendulum)
Somatic embryogenesis in sandalwood (Santalum album L.)
Somatic embryogenesis in olive (Olea europaea L.)
Somatic embryogenesis in Grape
Somatic embryogenesis in Salix
Somatic embryogenesis in Camellia spp.
Somatic embryogenesis in Rosa sps.
Somatic embryogenesis in cacao (Theobroma cacao L.)
Somatic embryogenesis in white ash (Fraxinus americana L.)
Somatic embryogenesis in coconut
Somatic embryogenesis in Mangifera indica L. (Magno)
Somatic embryogenesis in Neem (Azadirachta indica)
Somatic embryogenesis in chestnut
Somatic embryogenesis in Horsechestnut
Somatic embryogenesis in Apple (Malus)
Somatic embryogenesis in Date palm
Somatic embryogenesis in Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
Index
General Preface
Somatic embryogenesis in Cycadales
Somatic embryogenesis in Norway spruce (Picea abies)
Somatic embryogenesis in White spruce (Picea glauca), Engelmann spruce (P
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ISBN: 9780792355533
ISBN-10: 0792355539
Series: Forestry Sciences : Book 5
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 339
Published: 31st May 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.48