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Molecular Biology of Woody Plants

Volume 2

  • S. Mohan Jain
  • Subhash C. Minocha

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 66)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Section A

    1. Subhash C. Minocha, John C. Wallace
      Pages 1-24
    2. Hiroyasu Ebinuma, Koichi Sugita, Etsuko Matunaga, Saori Endo, Takehide Kasahara
      Pages 25-46
    3. Hely M. Häggman, Tuija S. Aronen
      Pages 47-78
    4. D. H. Clapham, R. J. Newton, S. Sen, S. von Arnold
      Pages 105-118
    5. Lelu Marie-Anne, Gilles Pilate
      Pages 119-134
    6. M. R. Davey, R. Marchant, J. B. Power
      Pages 179-190
    7. Eddo Rugini, Massimo Muganu, Patricia Gutiérrez Pesce
      Pages 191-225
    8. G. A. Moore, D. Luth, F. Kaplan, M. A. Gutiérrez-E
      Pages 227-243
    9. Rugini Eddo, Biasi Rita, Muleo Rosario
      Pages 245-279
    10. F. A. Hammerschlag
      Pages 281-303
  3. Section B

    1. S. Hambleton, R. S. Currah
      Pages 351-373
    2. Richard C. Hamelin
      Pages 375-393
    3. Matthew Escobar, Abhaya M. Dandekar
      Pages 395-417
    4. Michael Wisniewski, Rajeev Arora
      Pages 419-437
    5. Danny J. Llewellyn
      Pages 439-466
    6. G. Lakshmi Sita, Anirban Bhattacharya, C. S. Sree Vidya
      Pages 467-483
  4. Section C

    1. Paul B. Thompson, Steven H. Strauss
      Pages 485-511
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 513-516

About this book

Introduction

Woody plants belong to various taxonomic groups, which are heterogeneous in morphology, physiology, and geographic distribution. OtheJWise, they have neither strong evolutionruy relationships nor share a conunon habitat. They are a primaIy source of fiber and timber, and also include many edible fruit species. Their unique phenotypic behavior includes a perennial habit associated with extensive secondary growth. Additional characteristics of woody plants include: developmental juvenility and maturity with respect to growth habit, flowering time, and morphogenetic response in tissue cultures; environmental control of bud dormancy and flowering cycles; variable tolerance to abiotic stresses, wounding and pathogens; and long distance transport of water and IRltrients. Woody plants, particularly tree species, have been the focus of numerous physiological studies to understand their specialized functions, however, only recently they have become the target of molecular studies. Recent advances in our understanding of signal transduction pathways for environmental responses in herbaceous plants, including the identification and cloning of genes for proteins involved in signal transduction. should provide useful leads to undertake parallel studies with woody plants. Molecular mapping techniques, coupled with the availability of cloned genes from herbaceous plants, should provide shortcuts to cloning relevant genes from woody plants. The unique phenotypes of these plants can then be targeted for improvement through genetic engineering.

Keywords

Moore cloning commercial value forest trees genetic transformation hevea brasiliensis insect resistance molecular characterization molecular epidemiology molecular silviculture mycorrhizas oil palm oncogenes plantation forestry transgenics plants

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Mohan Jain
    • 1
  • Subhash C. Minocha
    • 2
  1. 1.Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and AgriculturePlant Breeding and Genetics SectionViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Biology, College of Life Sciences and AgricultureUniversity of New HampshireDurhamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-2313-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5427-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2313-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1334
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