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Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

Volume 2 — Angiosperms

  • S. Mohan Jain
  • Pramod K. Gupta
  • Ronald J. Newton

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 44-46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. S. S. Gosal, M. I. S. Gill, H. S. Grewal
    Pages 1-21
  3. E. M. Muralidharan, A. F. Mascarenhas
    Pages 23-40
  4. Susan H. Woods, John E. Woods, Glenn B. Collins
    Pages 41-51
  5. Vladimír Chalupa
    Pages 67-87
  6. Charles H. Michler
    Pages 89-97
  7. John E. Preece, Gale H. McGranahan, Lynn M. Long, Charles A. Leslie
    Pages 99-116
  8. M. P. Carron, H. Etienne, L. Lardet, S. Campagna, Y. Perrin, A. Leconte et al.
    Pages 117-136
  9. P. S. Rao, V. A. Bapat
    Pages 153-170
  10. D. J. Gray
    Pages 191-217
  11. Lotta Grönroos
    Pages 219-234
  12. Ana M. Vieitez
    Pages 235-276
  13. A. V. Roberts, K. Yokoya, S. Walker, J. Mottley
    Pages 277-289
  14. Antonio Figueira, Jules Janick
    Pages 291-310
  15. John E. Preece, Sharon Bates
    Pages 311-325
  16. Jennet Blake, Roland Hornung
    Pages 327-340
  17. Richard E. Litz, Pamela A. Moon, Helena Mathews, Subramanian Jayasankar, Mary Joy Monsalud, Fernando Pliego-Alfaro
    Pages 341-356
  18. Shubhada Thengane, Medha Joshi, A. F. Mascarenhas
    Pages 357-374
  19. F. J. Vieitez
    Pages 375-407
  20. A. Wallin, M. Nyman, M. Svensson
    Pages 445-460
  21. Shyamala Bhaskaran, Roberta H. Smith
    Pages 461-470
  22. R. N. Trigiano, R. L. Geneve, L. G. Buckley
    Pages 471-482
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 483-513

About this book

Introduction

The quality of human life has been maintained and enhanced for generations by the use of trees and their products. In recent years, ever rising human population growth has put tremendous pressure on trees and tree products; growing awareness of the potential of previously unexploited tree resources and environmental pollution have both accelerated development of new technologies for tree propagation, breeding and improvement. Biotechnology of trees may be the answer to solve the problems which cannot be solved by conventional breeding methods. The combination of biotechnology and conventional methods such as plant propagation and breeding may be a novel approach to improving and multiplying in large number the trees and woody plants. So far, plant tissue culture technology has largely been exploited in the propagation of ornamental plants, especially foliage house plants, by com­ mercial companies. Generally, tissue culture of woody plants has been recal­ citrant. However, limited success has been achieved in tissue culture of angiosperm and gymnosperm woody plants. A number of recent reports on somatic embryogenesis in woody plants such as Norway spruce (Picea abies), Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda), Sandalwood (Santalurn album), Citrus, Mango (Mangifera indica), etc. , offer a ray of hope of: a) inexpensive clonal propa­ gation for large-scale production of plants or "emblings" or "somatic embryo plants", b) protoplast work, c) cryopreservation, d) genetic transformation, and e) artificial or manufactured seed production.

Keywords

Embryo Flora Mutation biotechnology conifers genetic transformation hevea brasiliensis molecular aspects olive woody plants

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Mohan Jain
    • 1
  • Pramod K. Gupta
    • 2
  • Ronald J. Newton
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Plant ProductionUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Weyerhaeuser Inc.TacomaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Forest ScienceTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-0491-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4220-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0491-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1334
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