Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seed II

  • Y. P. S. Bajaj

Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Somatic Embryogenesis in Cereal and Grasses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. G. Carman
      Pages 3-13
    3. T. J. Jones, T. L. Rost
      Pages 14-23
    4. A. M. C. Emons, H. Kieft
      Pages 24-39
    5. A. M. Vázquez, R. Linacero
      Pages 40-52
    6. P. P. Bregitzer, S. K. C. Milach, H. W. Rines, D. A. Somers
      Pages 53-62
    7. B. V. Conger, R. N. Trigiano, D. J. Gray, J. K. McDaniel
      Pages 70-80
    8. E. Guiderdoni, B. Mérot, T. Eksomtramage, F. Paulet, P. Feldmann, J. C. Glaszmann
      Pages 92-113
  3. Somatic Embryogenesis in Vegetables and Fruits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. A. Levi, K. C. Sink
      Pages 117-124
    3. J. Vasseur, J. Dubois, J. L. Hilbert, J. P. Couillerot
      Pages 125-137
    4. P. P. Chee
      Pages 138-150
    5. H. Wake, H. Umetsu, T. Matsunaga
      Pages 170-182
  4. Somatic Embryogenesis in Legumes and in Oilseed Crops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. W. A. Parrott, R. E. Durham, M. A. Bailey
      Pages 199-227
    3. N. J. Gawel, C. D. Robacker
      Pages 256-266
  5. Ornamental, Medicinal, and Miscellaneous Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. A. D. Krikorian, R. P. Kann, D. L. Smith
      Pages 285-293
    3. L. Wang, B. Huang
      Pages 294-305
    4. B. L. Nadel, A. Altman, M. Ziv
      Pages 306-322
    5. S. Ke, Y. Gui, R. M. Skirvin
      Pages 323-333
    6. R. R. Chen, J. T. Zhang, B.-Ping Li, S. S. Guo, J. P. Hao, X. M. Zhou
      Pages 334-342
    7. Y. Shoyama, X. X. Zhu, H. Matsushita, H. Kishira
      Pages 343-356
    8. J. Trémouillaux-Guiller, J. C. Chénieux
      Pages 357-370
    9. B. Huang, M. M. Yeoman
      Pages 371-384
    10. M. Nešković, Lj. Ćulafić, R. Vujičić
      Pages 412-427
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 441-444

About this book


While working in the laboratory of Professor Dr. Jacob Reinert at the Freie Universitat Berlin (1974-1976), I had the opportunity to become deeply involved in studying the intricacies of the fascinating phenomenon of somatic embryogenesis in plant cells and protoplasts. In numerous stimu­ lating discussions with Professor Reinert on this subject, I was fully convinced that somatic embryogenesis would become one of the most important areas of study, not only regarding basic and fundamental aspects, but also for its application in crop improvement. During the last decade, we have witnessed tremendous interest and achievements in the use of somatic embryos for the production of synthetic seeds, for micro prop a­ gation, genetic transformation, cryopreservation, and conservation of germplasm. The en masse production of somatic embryos in the bioreactors has facilitated some of these studies. Somatic embryos have now been induced in more than 300 plant species belonging to a wide range offamilies. It was therefore felt that a compilation ofliterature/state of the art on this subject was necessary. Thus, two volumes on Somatic Embryo­ genesis and Synthetic Seed have been compiled, which contain 65 chapters contributed by International experts. Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seed I comprises 31 chapters, arranged in 3 sections: Section I Commitment of the cell to somatic embryogenesis; early events; anatomy; molecular basis; gene expression; role of polyamines; machine vision analysis of somatic embryos. Section II Applications of somatic embryos; technology of synthetic seed; fluid drilling; micropropagation; genetic transfor­ mation through somatic embryos; cryopreservation.


Embryo biotechnology botanics plant plant breeding plants rice wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • Y. P. S. Bajaj
    • 1
  1. 1.New DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78645-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78643-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0934-943X
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