Plant Cell Culture in Crop Improvement

  • S. K. Sen
  • Kenneth L. Giles

Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Papers

    1. M. R. Heble, B. D. Benjamin, P. C. Roja, M. S. Chadha
      Pages 57-64
    2. W. A. Keller, K. C. Armstrong, A. I. de la Roche
      Pages 169-183
    3. L. C. Fowke, F. Constabel
      Pages 185-200

About this book

Introduction

The current and potential importance of plant tissue culture techniques in crop improvement is hard to overemphasize. There are few areas where these techniques will have more possible im­ pact than in tropical agriculture, where the availability of high productivity varieties is sadly lacking in many species. The potential for the rapid, clonal propagation of elite individuals and the use of controlled multiline planting could have a major effect on crop yield and disease resistance in many areas of the world. This volume is a collection of papers presented at the Con­ ference on "Crop Improvement Through Tissue Culture", held at the Base Institute, Calcutta, India in December 1981. It attempts to bring together local research workers, familiar with the agri­ cultural resources of the area and tissue culture and molecular 4 level workers. It was the hope of the conference that the "cross fertilization" of ideas would lead to new approaches and activity in this area. The editors trust that this collection of papers will stimu~ late interest and research in the tissue culture and improvement of crop plants everywhere. v ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The symposium from which the papers in this book are drawn was held at Bose Institute, Calcutta on December 6 to December 10, 1981.

Keywords

agriculture cell cell culture crop improvement fertilization plant plants resistance tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • S. K. Sen
    • 1
  • Kenneth L. Giles
    • 2
  1. 1.Bose InstituteCalcuttaIndia
  2. 2.Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-4379-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-4381-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-4379-0
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