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Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants: Volume 2 - Angiosperms / Edition 1

Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants: Volume 2 - Angiosperms / Edition 1


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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 tremendous pressure on trees and tree products; growing awareness of the potential of previously unexploited tree resources and environmental pollution have both accelerated development of new technologies for tree propagation, breeding and improvement. Biotechnology of trees may be the answer to solve the problems which cannot be solved by conventional breeding methods. The combination of biotechnology and conventional methods such as plant propagation and breeding may be a novel approach to improving and multiplying in large number the trees and woody plants. So far, plant tissue culture technology has largely been exploited in the propagation of ornamental plants, especially foliage house plants, by com­ mercial companies. Generally, tissue culture of woody plants has been recal­ citrant. 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 (Santalurn album), Citrus, Mango (Mangifera indica), etc. , offer a ray of hope of: a) inexpensive clonal propa­ gation for large-scale production of plants or "emblings" or "somatic embryo plants", b) protoplast work, c) cryopreservation, d) genetic transformation, and e) artificial or manufactured seed production.

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ISBN-13: 9780792330707
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 05/31/1995
Series: Forestry Sciences , #44
Edition description: 1995
Pages: 513
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

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 conifer embryos; S. Mishra. 8. Progress in protoplast technology for woody angiosperms; A. Tibok, J.B. Power, M. Davey. 9. Gymnosperm protoplasts; F. Bekkaoui. T.J. 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.J. Tautorus, D.I. 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 embryogenesis 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. Index. 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. Somatic embryogenesis in Birch (Betula pendulum); V. Chalupa. 10. Somatic embryogenesis in sandalwood (Santalum album L.); P.S. Rao, V.A. Bapat. 11. Somatic embryogenesis in olive (Olea europaea L.); E. Rugini. 12. Somatic embryogenesis in Grape; D.J. Gray. 13. Somatic embryogenesis in Salix; L. Grönroos. 14. Somatic embryogenesis in Camellia spp.; A.M. Vieitez. 15. Somatic embryogenesis in Rosa sps.; A.V. Roberts, K. Yokoya, S. Walker, J. Mottley. 16. Somatic embryogenesis in cacao (Theobroma cacao L.); A. Figueira, J. Janick. 17. Somatic embryogenesis in white ash (Fraxinus americana L.); J. Preece, B. Sharon. 18. Somatic embryogenesis in coconut; J. Blake, R. Hornung. 19. Somatic embryogenesis in Mangifera indica L. (Magno); R.E. Litz, P.A. Moon, H. Mathews, S. Jayasankar, M.J. Monsalud, F. Pliego-Alfaro. 20. Somatic embryogenesis in Neem (Azadirachta indica); S. Thengane, M. Joshi, A.F. Mascarenhas. 21. Somatic embryogenesis in chestnut; F.J. Vieitez. 22. Somatic embryogenesis in Horsechestnut; L. Radojevic. 23. Somatic embryogenesis in Apple (Malus); A. Wallin, M. Nyman, M. Svensson. 24. Somatic embryogenesis in Date palm; S. Bhaskaran, R.H. Smith. 25. Somatic embryogenesis in Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis); R.N. Trigiano, R.L. Geneve, L.G. Buckley. Index. Volume 3: General Preface. 1. Somatic embryogenesis in Cycadales; R.E. Litz, V.M. Chavez, P.A. Moon. 2. Somatic embryogenesis in Norway spruce (Picea abies); S. von Arnold, U. Egertsdotter, I. Ekberg, P. Gupta, H. Mo, J. Nörgaard. 3. Somatic embryogenesis in White spruce (Picea glauca), Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii), and Interior spruce (P. glauca engelmannii complex); S.M. Wilson, T.A. Thorpe. 4. Somatic embryogenesis in Picea glehnii and P. jezoensis; K. Ishii. 5. Somatic embryogenesis in Black spruce (Picea mariana); K. Klimazwaska. 6. Somatic embryogenesis in Serbian spruce (Picea omorika); R. Vujicic, S. Budimir. 7. Somatic embryogenesis in Blue spruce (Picea pungens Engelmann); J.C. Affele, K. Saxena. 8. Somatic embryogenesis in Red spruce (Picea rubens Sarg.); N. Isabel, F. Tremblay. 9. Somatic embryogenesis in Sitka spruce [(Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr]; A. John, P. Drake, C. Selby. 10. Somatic embryogenesis in Pinus caribaea; A. David, E. Laine, H. David. 11. Somatic embryogenesis in Slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm.); R.J. Newton, K.A. Marek-Swize, M.E. Magallanes-Cedeno, N. Dong, S. Sen, S.M. Jain. 12. Somatic embryogenesis in Sugarpine (Pinus lambertiana); P.K. Gupta. 13. Somatic embryogenesis in Pinus nigra arn.; T. Salajova, J. Salaj, J. Jasik, A. Kormutak. 14. Somatic embryogenesis in Maritime pine (Pinus pinaster); J. Bercetche, M. Paques. 15. Somatic embryogenesis in Pinus radiata don; S.F. Chandler, R. Young. 16. Somatic embryogenesis in Eastern White pine (Pinus strobus); K. Kaul. 17. Somatic embryogenesis in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris); A. Hohtola. 18. Somatic embryogenesis in Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda); M.R. Becwar, G.S. Pullman. 19. Somatic embryogenesis in Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii); P.K. Gupta, R. Timmis, K. Timmis, W. Carlson, E. Welty. 20. Somatic embryogenesis in Larix; J.M. Bonga, K. Klimaszewska, M.-A. Lelu, P. von Aderkas. 21. Somatic embryogenesis in Abies spp.; J.V. Norgaard, P. Krogstrop. 22. Present state of somatic embryogenesis in Sequioa semervirens; J.M. Favre, H. Tranvan, Y. Arnaud, F. Bourgkard. Index.

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