Woody Plant Biotechnology

  • M. R. Ahuja

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 210)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Woody Plant Biotechnology: Perspectives and Limitations

  3. Control of Regeneration and Clonal Fidelity

  4. Juvenility, Maturation and Rejuvenation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Keith W. Hutchison, Patricia B. Singer, Michael S. Greenwood
      Pages 69-75
    3. D. M. Paton
      Pages 91-102
  5. Somatic Embryogenesis

  6. Gene Transfer and Expression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. H. D. Wilde, R. B. Meagher, S. A. Merkle
      Pages 227-232
    3. Yinghua Huang, Dong-Ill Shin, David F. Karnosky
      Pages 233-235
    4. Margareta Welander, Gowri Maheswaran
      Pages 237-246
    5. Harvey D. Bradshaw Jr., Milton P. Gordon
      Pages 265-268
    6. David D. Ellis, Dennis McCabe, Dave Russell, Brent McCown, Brian Martinell
      Pages 269-281
    7. Glenn T. Howe, Steven H. Strauss, Barry Goldfarb
      Pages 283-294
  7. Germplasm Preservation

  8. Poster Presentations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Kyoung Ho Chung, Young Woo Chun
      Pages 331-331
    3. David Ellis, Brent McCown, Darroll Skilling, Melanie Barker, Rodney Serres, Mike Ostry
      Pages 335-337
    4. Hermann Lang, Hans Willy Kohlenbach
      Pages 339-340
    5. Daniel Cornu, Christophe Geoffrion
      Pages 347-348

About this book


This volume is based on a workshop on Woody Plant Biotechnology held at the Institute of Forest Genetics, USDA Forest Service, Placerville, California, USA, 15-19 October, 1989. This workshop was organized by the IUFRO (International Union of Forestry Research Organizations) Working Party S2.04-07 - Somatic Cell Genetics -, and supported by the NATO Scientific Affairs Division, Advanced Research Workshop (ARW 692/89) Programme. This was the second workshop of the IUFRO Working Party on Somatic Cell Genetics. The first meeting of this Working Party was held at the Institute of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding, Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forest Products, Grosshansdorf, Federal Republic of Germany. The purpose of the present workshop was to bring together scientists from different countries of the world for discussions in the area of woody plant biotechnology. Tissues from woody plants, in particular forest trees, are in general difficult to grow and differentiate in vitro. However, recent advances in tissue culture technology nave­ paved the way for successful culture of organs, tissues, cells, and protoplasts of woody plants. By employing juvenile tissues, plant regeneration has been accomplished in a number of woody plant species. On the other hand, clonal propagation of mature trees, in particular conifers, is still very difficult by tissue culture.


Embryo Expression Termination biotechnology gene expression gene transfer genes genetics tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • M. R. Ahuja
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forest ProductsInstitute of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree BreedingGrosshandsdorfGermany

Bibliographic information