Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Micropropagation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. L. Fki, R. Masmoudi, W. Kriaâ, A. Mahjoub, B. Sghaier, R. Mzid et al.
      Pages 47-68
    3. A. Othmani, R. Mzid, C. Bayoudh, M. Trifi, N. Drira
      Pages 119-136
    4. A. Zaid, B. El-Korchi, H. J. Visser
      Pages 137-180
  3. Somaclonal Variation, Mutation and Selection

  4. Germplasm Biodiversity and Conservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. R. R. Krueger
      Pages 313-336
    3. S. A. Bekheet
      Pages 337-360
    4. C. Cullis
      Pages 361-370
    5. S. Elshibli, H. Korpelainen
      Pages 371-406
    6. S. Zehdi-Azouzi, S. Rhouma, S. Dkkhil-Dakhlaoui, A. O. M. Salem, E. Cherif, A. Othmani et al.
      Pages 407-425
    7. X. Zhang, J. Tan, M. Yang, Y. Yin, I. S. Al-Mssallem, J. Yu
      Pages 427-448
    8. G. Shabbir, A. J. Dakheel, G. M. Brown, M. C. Rillig
      Pages 449-476
  5. Genetics and Genetic Improvement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 477-477
    2. A. El Hadrami, F. Daayf, I. El Hadrami
      Pages 479-512
    3. S. A. Bekheet, M. S. Hanafy
      Pages 551-566
    4. C. Sudhersan, Y. Al-Shayji
      Pages 567-584
    5. F. Masmoudi-Allouche, B. Meziou, W. Kriaâ, R. Gargouri-Bouzid, N. Drira
      Pages 585-604
    6. A. Assani, D. Chabane, H. Shittu, N. Bouguedoura
      Pages 605-629
    7. M. M. Saker
      Pages 631-650
  6. Metabolites and Industrial Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 651-651
    2. A. El Hadrami, F. Daayf, I. El Hadrami
      Pages 653-674
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 729-743

About this book


This important reference book is the first comprehensive resource worldwide that reflects research achievements in date palm biotechnology, documenting research events during the last four decades, current status, and future outlook.  It brings together the principles and practices of contemporary date palm biotechnology. The book is essential for researchers, policy makers, and commercial entrepreneurs concerned with date palm. It is invaluable for date palm biotechnology students and specialists. This monumental work is written by an international team of experienced researchers from both academia and industry.  Each chapter contains background knowledge related to the topic, followed by a comprehensive literature review of research methodology and results including the authors' own experience and supported with illustrative tables and photographs. In addition to an introductory chapter, the book consists of thirty two review chapters highlighting progress and current research status covering various aspects of date palm biotechnology in five sections: A) Discuss the research development, methodology, and commercial application of micropropagation  in seven chapters, B) Deal with the research development and applications of somaclonal variation and mutation in date palm, covered in seven chapters, C) Describe the status of date palm germplasm and current techniques employed in conservation and molecular characterization are described in seven chapters, D) Address research progress made in date palm genetics and breeding in eight chapters, E) Describe up-to-date progress made in metabolites and industrial biotechnology in three chapters.


Biotechnology Cell and tissue culture Date palm Phoenix dactylifera Genetic improvement Molecular biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Shri Mohan Jain
    • 1
  • Jameel M. Al-Khayri
    • 2
  • Dennis V. Johnson
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Applied BiologyUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2., Department of Agricultural BiotechnologyKing Faisal UniversityAl-HassaSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.CincinnatiUSA

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