Automation and environmental control in plant tissue culture

  • Jenny Aitken-Christie
  • Toyoki Kozai
  • Mary Ann Lila Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Automation

    1. Jenny Aitken-Christie, Toyoki Kozai, Shinsaku Takayama
      Pages 1-18
    2. Robert Cervelli, Tissa Senaratna
      Pages 29-64
    3. Paul N. Walker
      Pages 65-85
    4. Petter Hieronymus Heyerdahl, Odd Arild Sollien Olsen, Anne Kathrine Hvoslef-Eide
      Pages 87-123
    5. Y. Miwa, Y. Kushihashi, T. Kozai
      Pages 125-143
    6. Kenji Kurata
      Pages 165-186
    7. R. R. Leathers, M. A. L. Smith, J. Aitken-Christie
      Pages 187-214
    8. Yuji Sakamoto, Noboru Onishi, Takayasu Hirosawa
      Pages 215-243
    9. Dane R. Roberts, Fiona B. Webster, David R. Cyr, Tim K. Edmonds, Susanna M. A. Grimes, Ben C. S. Sutton
      Pages 245-256
    10. Kenji Kurata
      Pages 257-272
  3. Environmental control

    1. Kazuhiro Fujiwara, Toyoki Kozai
      Pages 319-369
    2. Mary Ann Lila Smith, L. Art Spomer
      Pages 371-404
    3. R. R. Williams
      Pages 405-439
    4. Danny Matthys, Johan Gielis, Pierre Debergh
      Pages 473-491
    5. Meira Ziv
      Pages 493-516
    6. Brian W. W. Grout
      Pages 517-538
    7. T. Kozai, Y. Kitaya, K. Fujiwara, M. A. L. Smith, J. Aitken-Christie
      Pages 539-574

About this book


Automation and Environmental Control in Plant Tissue Culture rigorously explores the new challenges faced by modern plant tissue culture researchers and producers worldwide: issues of cost efficiency, automation, control, and optimization of the in vitro microenvironment. This book achieves a critical balance between the economic, engineering and biological viewpoints, and presents well-balanced, unique, and clearly organized perspectives on current initiatives in the tissue culture arena. Each chapter offers guidelines leading towards an exhaustive, unprecedented level of control over in vitro growth, based on emerging technologies of robotics, machine vision, environmental sensors and regulation, and systems analysis. Unlike other tissue culture books which focus on specific crops and techniques, this book spans the broad range of major tissue culture production systems, and advances evidence on how some underrated aspects of the process actually determine the status of the end product. Key researchers from industry and academia have joined to give up-to-date research evidence and analysis. The collection comprises an essential reference for industrial-scale tissue culture producers, as well as any researcher interested in optimizing in vitro production.


Assimilat Embryo automation biotechnology environment mechanical engineering robot robotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jenny Aitken-Christie
    • 1
  • Toyoki Kozai
    • 2
  • Mary Ann Lila Smith
    • 3
  1. 1.Forest Biotechnology CentreCarter Holt Harvey Forestry GroupRotoruaNew Zealand
  2. 2.Faculty of HorticultureChiba UniversityMatsudo, ChibaJapan
  3. 3.Plant Sciences LabUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4405-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8461-6
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