Plant Cell Biotechnology

  • M. Salomé S. Pais
  • F. Mavituna
  • J. M. Novais

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. F. Mavituna
    Pages 1-14
  3. John D. Hamill, Edward C. Cocking
    Pages 21-41
  4. B. V. Conger, R. N. Trigiano, D. J. Gray
    Pages 49-61
  5. Silvana Castelli, Lucia A. Manzocchi, Giuseppe Torti
    Pages 63-67
  6. A. M. Vázquez, M. Candela, J. Espino, J. Rueda, M. L. Ruiz, M. I. Peláez
    Pages 69-73
  7. Larry Fowke, Inger Hakman
    Pages 75-80
  8. Guillermo Garcia-Reina, Rafael R. Romero, Angel Luque
    Pages 81-86
  9. J. H. Weil
    Pages 97-113
  10. Ricardo J. Ordás, Roberto Rodriguez, Belen Fernández, Ricardo Sanchez
    Pages 135-142
  11. Angel Luque, Rafael Robaina, Guillerma Garcia-Reina
    Pages 143-148
  12. Larry C. Fowke, Michael A. Tanchak
    Pages 153-163
  13. Michael W. Fowler, Alan H. Scragg
    Pages 165-177

About this book


A number of interdisciplinary fields related to Plant Cell Biotechnology are discussed. The two main directions are: Plant cell culture in agricultural applications for the improvement of crops and industrial applications in the production of secondary metabolites. A number of areas such as physiological and biochemical aspects of autotrophic cells, gene characterization in higher plants, transformation of plant cells, genetic stability in plant cell cultures, somatic hybridization and somatic embryogenesis are treated. Recent knowledge on somaclonal and gametoclonal variation as well as on the obtainment of protoplasts and their use for the isolation and culture of heterocaryons as tools for plant breeding are considered. Furthermore, the knowledge on biomass production in fermentor conditions and the role of immobilization for increased production and scale-up of plant cells are discussed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Salomé S. Pais
    • 1
  • F. Mavituna
    • 2
  • J. M. Novais
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Biologia VegetalFaculdade de Ciências de LisboaLisboa CodexPortugal
  2. 2.Chemical Engineering DepartmentUMISTManchesterUK
  3. 3.Laboratorio de Engenharia BioquimicaInstituto Superior Tecnico Av. Rovisco PaisLisboaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73159-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73157-0
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