Tissue culture as a plant production system for horticultural crops

Conference on Tissue Culture as a Plant Production System for Horticultural Crops, Beltsville, MD, October 20–23, 1985

  • Richard H. Zimmerman
  • Robert J. Griesbach
  • Freddi A. Hammerschlag
  • Roger H. Lawson

Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introductory Lectures

  3. New Technology

    1. D. D. McCown
      Pages 53-60
    2. A. D. Krikorian, R. P. Kann, Stefania A. O’Connor, Mindy S. Fitter
      Pages 61-72
  4. Phenotypic and Genotypic Stability

    1. D. A. Evans, I. Y. E. Chu, R. D. Hartman, H. J. Swartz
      Pages 95-96
  5. Pathogen Detection and Elimination

    1. Roger H. Lawson
      Pages 97-117
    2. Wendy Oglevee-O’Donovan
      Pages 119-123
    3. Boligala C. Raju, Jane C. Trolinger
      Pages 135-138
  6. Plant Quarantine

    1. R. P. Kahn, J. Van Aartrijk, L. K. C. Clay, R. A. De Fossard, G. Hennen
      Pages 165-166
  7. Economics

  8. Fruit, Nut, and Vegetables Crops

    1. F. A. Hammerschlag
      Pages 221-236
    2. Richard E. Litz, Robert L. Jarret, Madhevan P. Asokan
      Pages 237-251
    3. Raymond P. Oglesby, John L. Griffis Jr.
      Pages 253-257
  9. Workshop

  10. Ornamental Crops

    1. Paul E. Read, Mary A. Hosier
      Pages 283-292
    2. R. D. Hartman, F. W. Zettler
      Pages 293-299
    3. Dennis P. Stimart
      Pages 301-315
    4. J. Van Aartrijk, P. C. G. Van Der Linde
      Pages 317-331
    5. R. J. Griesbach
      Pages 343-349
  11. Laboratory Design and Large Scale Production

    1. O. C. Broome
      Pages 351-364
    2. O. C. Broome, B. Briggs, R. Evans, G. Hennen
      Pages 365-366
    3. Randall A. Strode, Gerri Abner
      Pages 367-371

About this book


In 1980, a conference on tissue culture of fruit crops was held at Beltsville to summarize the current status of this technology and to stimulate interest in it among research scientists, students, and commercial producers in the U. S. Interest in that conference and the proceedings from it far exceeded the expectations of the organizing committee. Since that time, micropropagation of fruit crops in the U. S. has increased significantly, but still lags far behind applications to production of ornamental plants. Within the past two years, a number of new laboratories have been established and some of the existing laboratories have expanded to a size far larger than any previously anticipated. Creation of new laboratories capable of producing more than 400,000 plants per week will test the ingenuity of laboratory managers and the skills of marketing departments. In recent years, numerous symposia have been held on various aspects of biotechnology and genetic engineering. Although micro propagation is the key to providing large numbers of genetically engineered plants, it is a topic that has been relegated to a minor position, or ignored completely, at such meetings. Accordingly, the time seemed propitious for a conference devoted solely to all aspects of micropropagation as applicable to horticultural crops.


Fruit Genotyp Pathogen Plantation RNA orchid plant plant tissue culture plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard H. Zimmerman
    • 1
  • Robert J. Griesbach
    • 1
  • Freddi A. Hammerschlag
    • 1
  • Roger H. Lawson
    • 1
  1. 1.ARSUS Department of AgricultureBeltsvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8477-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4444-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-1949
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