Somatic Cell Genetics and Molecular Genetics of Trees

  • M. Raj Ahuja
  • Wout Boerjan
  • David B. Neale

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Somatic embryogenesis and regeneration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. K. Gupta, R. Timmis, K. A. Timmis, J. A. Grob, W. C. Carlson, D. E. Welty
      Pages 3-9
    3. M. C. Pedroso, R. Tavares, T. Lino-Neto, K. A. Roubelakis-Angelakis, M. S. Pais
      Pages 17-22
    4. M. A. Bueno, A. Gómez, O. Vicente, J. A. Manzanera
      Pages 23-28
    5. H. David, J. M. Domon, G. Neutelings, B. Dumas, Y. Meyer, A. David
      Pages 29-38
    6. A. Altman, D. Pelah, O. Yarnitsky, T. Tzfira, A. Ya’Ari, W.-X. Wang et al.
      Pages 47-56
    7. Carmen Diaz-Sala, Patricia B. Singer, Keith W. Hutchison, Michael S. Greenwood
      Pages 57-61
    8. P. Du Jardin, A. Chandelier, F. Chauveau, J. Bercetche, M. Paques
      Pages 63-68
  3. Transformation and gene expression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. W. Boerjan, H. Meyermans, C. Chen, J.-C. Leplé, J. H. Christensen, J. Van Doorsselaere et al.
      Pages 81-88
    3. M, R. Ahuja, M. Fladung
      Pages 89-96
    4. P. J. Charest, D. Lachance, Y. Devantier, C. Jones, L. Tian, B. Xue et al.
      Pages 97-104
    5. T. M. Fenning, S. S. Tymens, C. M. Brasier, J. S. Gartland, K. M. A. Gartland
      Pages 105-112
    6. Manuel Rey, Jaime M. Humara, Marian Lopez, M. Victoria Gonzalez, Roberto Rodriguez, Raffaela Tavazza et al.
      Pages 113-117
    7. D. Cornu, J. C. Leplé, M. Bonadé-Bottino, A. Ross, S. Augustin, A. Delplanque et al.
      Pages 131-136
    8. J. Grima-Pettenati, D. Goffner, C. Teulieres, A-M. Boudet
      Pages 137-145
    9. L. Jouanin, C. El Euch, M. Pastuglia, P. Capelli, P. Doumas, C. Jay-Allemand
      Pages 147-151
    10. M. Baucher, B. Chabbert, J. Van Doorsselaere, G. Pilate, D. Cornu, M. Petit-Conil et al.
      Pages 153-158
    11. D. D. Ellis, J. Rintamaki-Strait, K. Francis, K. Kleiner, K. Raffa, B. McCown
      Pages 159-163
    12. L. A. Sheppard, A. M. Brunner, W. H. Rottmann, R. Meilan, S. H. Strauss
      Pages 165-172
  4. Molecular markers and genome mapping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. C. S. Kinlaw, T. Ho, S. M. Gerttula, E. Gladstone, D. E. Harry, L. Quintana et al.
      Pages 175-182
    3. A. Rohde, M. Van Montagu, W. Boerjan
      Pages 183-188
    4. Angel Garcia-Gutierrez, Fernando Gallardo, Francisco R. Canton, Remedios Crespillo, Francisco M. Canovas
      Pages 189-195
    5. Santosh Misra, Malinee Chatthai, Timothy J. Tranbarger, Benjamin S. Forward, Karia H. Kaukinen
      Pages 197-204
    6. M.-T. Cervera, J. GusmãO, M. Steenackers, V. Storme, A. Vanden Broeck, M. Van Montagu et al.
      Pages 205-210
    7. A. Arcade, P. Faivre Rampant, B. Le Guerroue, L. E. Paques, D. Prat
      Pages 211-216
    8. H. Steinkellner, S. Fluch, E. Turetschek, R. Streiff, A. Kremer, K. Burg et al.
      Pages 217-222
    9. C. Plomion, N. Bahrman, C.-E. Durel, D. M. O’Malley, A. Kremer
      Pages 223-231
    10. M. Morgante, A. Pfeiffer, A. Costacurta, A. M. Olivieri, W. Powell, G. G. Vendramin et al.
      Pages 233-238
    11. M. C. Goué-Mourier, P. Faivre-Rampant, B. Le Guerroué, F. Lefèvre, M. Villar
      Pages 249-254
  5. Stress-related gene expression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. A. Lönneborg, P. Sharma
      Pages 257-264
    3. J. Kangasjärvi, R. Pellinen, J. Tuomainen, R. Julkunen-Tiitto, M. Kiiskinen
      Pages 265-271
    4. D. Ernst, I. Liegl, J.-P. Schnitzler, T. P. Jungblut, C. Zinser, M. Köfferlein et al.
      Pages 273-276
    5. J. Cairney, D. K. Villalon, S. Chang, M. A. D. L. Dias, R. J. Newton
      Pages 277-283
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 285-291

About this book


This proceedings is based on a joint meeting of the two IUFRO (International Union of Forestry Research Organizations) Working Parties, Somatic Cell Genetics (S2.04-07) and Molecular Genetics (S2.04-06) held in Gent, Belgium, 26-30 September, 1995. Although a joint meeting of the two Working Parties had been discussed in the past, this was the first such meeting that became a successful reality. In fact this meeting provided an excellent forum for discussions and interactions in forest bioteclUlology that encouraged the participants to vote for a next joint meeting. In the past decade rapid progress has been made in the somatic cell genetics and molecular genetics of forest trees. In order to cover recent developments in the broad area of biotechnology, the scientific program of the meeting was divided into several sessions. These included somatic embryogenesis, regeneration, transformation, gene expression, molecular markers, genome mapping, and biotic and abiotic stresses. The regeneration of plants, produced by organogenesis or somatic embryogenesis, is necessary not only for mass cloning of forest trees, but also for its application in genetic transformation and molecular biology. Although micropropagation has been achieved from juvenile tissues in a number of forest tree species, in vitro regeneration from mature trees remains a challenging problem in most hardwoods and conifers. The mechanisms involved in the transition from juvenile to mature phase in woody plants are poorly understood. This transition can now be investigated at the molecular level.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Raj Ahuja
    • 1
  • Wout Boerjan
    • 2
  • David B. Neale
    • 3
  1. 1.Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forest ProductsInstitute of Forest GeneticsGrosshansdorfGermany
  2. 2.Laboratorium voor GeneticaFlanders Interuniversity Institute for BiotechnologyGentBelgium
  3. 3.USDA Forest ServiceInstitute of Forest GeneticsBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5761-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3983-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1334
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