Plant Propagation by Tissue Culture

Volume 1. The Background

  • Edwin F. George
  • Michael A. Hall
  • Geert-Jan De Klerk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk
    Pages 1-28
  3. Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk
    Pages 29-64
  4. Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk
    Pages 65-113
  5. Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk
    Pages 175-204
  6. Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk
    Pages 205-226
  7. Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk
    Pages 283-333
  8. Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk
    Pages 335-354
  9. Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk
    Pages 355-401
  10. Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk
    Pages 403-422
  11. Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk
    Pages 423-464
  12. Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk
    Pages 465-477
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 479-501

About this book

Introduction

It is now more than twenty years since the first edition of this work appeared and nearly fifteen since the second. Whilst much of the information in those editions has stood the test of time, inevitably, because of the pace of research, a new edition is clearly timely. This is true, not only because many more species have been the subject of propagation studies, but because the background to the field – with which this volume deals – has changed almost out of all recognition. In particular, our knowledge of plant development, genetics physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology has expanded exponentially – often through work on mutants of Arabidopsis – and opened up many new avenues for the plant propagator to explore. Equally, the commercial significance of plant propagation has increased significantly. As an example, in the second edition there was a single chapter on plant growth regulators – in this there are three, reflecting the fact that not only is there more information on those PGRs we recognised in 1993, but that several new ones are now known. Equally, fifteen years ago we knew little of the molecular basis of plant development e. g. flower and shoot development, in this edition it has merited a whole chapter, much of which relates to discoveries in the last decade. Because of these factors, it was felt that a different approach was required for this edition.

Keywords

Embryo Plant propagation Tissue culture breeding conservation genetic engineering morphogenesis morphology plant breeding

Editors and affiliations

  • Edwin F. George
    • 1
  • Michael A. Hall
    • 2
  • Geert-Jan De Klerk
    • 3
  1. 1.Merriott, SomersetUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institute of Biological SciencesUniversity of Wales, AberystwythUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Plant Research InternationalWageningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5005-3
  • Copyright Information springer 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5004-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5005-3
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