The Gentianaceae - Volume 2: Biotechnology and Applications

  • Jan J. Rybczyński
  • Michael R. Davey
  • Anna Mikuła

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Jan J. Rybczyński, Michael R. Davey, Karolina Tomiczak, Agnieszka Niedziela, Anna Mikuła
    Pages 1-44
  3. Nadia M. Drobyk, Lyudmyla R. Hrytsak, Vitaliy M. Mel’nyk, Natalia B. Kravets, Iryna I. Konvalyuk, Maryana O. Twardovska et al.
    Pages 45-79
  4. Hsin-Sheng Tsay, Sushim Kumar Gupta, Shih-Hung Huang, Chao-Lin Kuo, Fu-Sh Chueh, Hung-Chi Chang
    Pages 81-92
  5. Dijana Krstić-Milošević, Branka Vinterhalter, Teodora Janković, Dragan Vinterhalter
    Pages 93-112
  6. Milana Trifunović, Angelina Subotić, Marija Petrić, Sladjana Jevremović
    Pages 113-138
  7. Karolina Tomiczak, Anna Mikuła, Jan J. Rybczyński
    Pages 163-185
  8. Viktor A. Kunakh, Vitaliy M. Mel’nyk, Nadia M. Drobyk, Igor O. Andreev, Kateryna V. Spiridonova, Maryana O. Twardovska et al.
    Pages 199-238
  9. Masahiro Nishihara, Kei-ichiro Mishiba, Tomohiro Imamura, Hideyuki Takahashi, Takashi Nakatsuka
    Pages 239-265
  10. Anna Mikuła, Karolina Tomiczak, Lucyna Domżalska, Jan J. Rybczyński
    Pages 267-286
  11. Nadia M. Drobyk, Vitaliy M. Mel’nyk, Maryana O. Twardovska, Iryna I. Konvalyuk, Viktor A. Kunakh
    Pages 307-317
  12. Katarina Šavikin, Ivana S. Aljančić, Vlatka E. Vajs, Slobodan M. Milosavljević, Milka Jadranin, Iris Đorđević et al.
    Pages 319-347
  13. Jean-Luc Wolfender, Aurélie Urbain, Kurt Hostettmann
    Pages 349-381
  14. Ewa Skrzypczak-Pietraszek
    Pages 383-401
  15. Waldemar Buchwald, Przemysław Ł. Mikołajczak
    Pages 403-419
  16. Renata Braga Souza Lima, Gina Frausin, Stacy Brody, Lena Struwe, Adrian Martin Pohlit
    Pages 421-437
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 439-452

About this book


This book, the second of two volumes on the Gentianaceae, is devoted to aspects of biotechnology and their applications. It consists of 18 chapters and covers micropropagation by means of organogenesis or somatic embryogenesis, and single cell manipulation of various species belonging to the horticultural genera Blakstonia, Centaurium, Gentiana, Gentianalla and Swertia. Furthermore, the application of somatic cell hybridization, haploidization and genetic variation arising from tissue and organ culture for the production of plants with new horticultural traits, such as new flower colors or sizes, or with special pharmaceutical values, is treated in detail. Also discussed are molecular markers that facilitate breeding and cultivar identification, the preservation of genetic resources by cryopreservation, the postharvest physiology of cut Gentian flowers and potted plants, and different analytical methods for the evaluation of Gentians as sources of secondary metabolites, such as xanthones and flavonoids, secoiridoids and C-glucoflavonoids, and their positive impacts on human health.

This volume as well as the companion book The Gentianaceae – Volume 1: Characterization and Ecology will serve as key reference works for scientists and students in the fields of botany, plant breeding, biotechnology and horticulture, as well as professional gardeners.


Blakstonia Centaurium Cryopreservation Doubled haploid plants Gentiana Gentianella Gentians Haploid plants Micropropagation Molecular breeding Phytochemistry Plant breeding Plant organ culture Plant propagation Plant tissue culture Protoplasts Secondary metabolites Somatic cell hybridization Somatic embryogenesis Swertia

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan J. Rybczyński
    • 1
  • Michael R. Davey
    • 2
  • Anna Mikuła
    • 3
  1. 1.Botanical Garden-Center for Biological Diversity ConservationPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Plant and Crop Sciences DivisionUniversity of Nottingham School of BiosciencesLoughboroughUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Botanical Garden-Center for Biological Diversity ConservationPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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