Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seed I

  • Y. P. S. Bajaj

Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Basic and Fundamental Aspects of Somatic Embryogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. V. Nuti Ronchi, L. Giorgetti
      Pages 3-19
    3. F. Lo Schiavo
      Pages 20-29
    4. R. Kawahara, A. Komamine
      Pages 30-40
    5. H. D. Wilde, W. S. Seffens, T. L. Thomas
      Pages 41-52
    6. S. C. Minocha, R. Minocha
      Pages 53-70
    7. G. Schumann, U. Ryschka, J. Schulze, E. Klocke
      Pages 71-86
  3. Applications of Somatic Embryos; Technology of Synthetic Seed; Fluid Drilling; Micropropagation, and Genetic Transformation Through Somatic Embryos; Cryopreservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. D. J. Gray, M. E. Compton, R. C. Harrell, D. J. Cantliffe
      Pages 126-151
    3. S. L. Kitto, W. G. Pill, D. M. Molloy
      Pages 181-192
    4. P. D. Denchev, A. I. Atanassov
      Pages 193-206
    5. Y. P. S. Bajaj
      Pages 221-229
  4. Somatic Embryogenesis in Trees

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. A. M. Nuutila, U. Kurtén, R. Puupponen-Pimiä, J. Hämäläinen, L. Mannonen, V. Kauppinen
      Pages 246-259
    3. H. Kunitake, M. Mii
      Pages 280-298
    4. J. L. Verdeil, J. Buffard-Morel
      Pages 299-317
    5. B. Berros, M. Rey, C. Díaz-Sala, M. Albuerne, R. Rodríguez
      Pages 318-334
    6. Y. Duval, F. Engelmann, T. Durand-Gasselin
      Pages 335-352
    7. M. P. Carron, H. Etienne, N. Michaux-Ferriere, P. Montoro
      Pages 353-369
    8. W. Tulecke, G. H. McGranahan, C. A. Leslie
      Pages 370-377
    9. P. Von Aderkas, R. G. Thompson, M. Zaki, L. Benkrima
      Pages 378-387
    10. E. Rugini, A. Pezza, M. Muganu, G. Caricato
      Pages 404-414
    11. S. von Arnold, D. Clapham, U. Egertsdotter, I. Ekberg, H. Mo, H. Yibrah
      Pages 415-430
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 469-473

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 propagation, 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.


Biotechnologie Pflanzen Embryo Expression Magnoliaceae Papaya Samen,pflanzlich, künstlich Somatic embryogenesis Somatische Embryogenese biotechnology plants coconut gene expression oil palm olive seed plants, artificial tissue culture plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Y. P. S. Bajaj
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.A-137New Friends ColonyNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Punjab Agriculture UniversityLudhianaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08183-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03091-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0934-943X
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