Protocol for Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

  • Editors
  • S. Mohan Jain
  • Pramod K. Gupta

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 77)

Table of contents

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

    1. Ronald J. Newton, Wei Tang, S. Mohan Jain
      Pages 1-10
    2. Christian Walter, Jens I. Find, Lynette J. Grace
      Pages 11-24
    3. Pramod K. Gupta, Diane Holmstrom
      Pages 25-34
    4. Snježana Mihaljević, Sibila Jelaska
      Pages 35-45
    5. Edward C. Yeung, Trevor A. Thorpe
      Pages 47-58
    6. F. M. Tremblay, D. Iraqi, A. El Meskaoui
      Pages 59-68
    7. David Thompson, Fiona Harrington
      Pages 69-80
    8. Salajova T., Rodríguez R., Cañal M.J., Diego L.B., Berdasco M., Radojevic L. et al.
      Pages 81-93
    9. Wei Tang, Ronald J. Newton
      Pages 95-106
    10. Catherine S. Ford, Lorna J. Fischer, Nicoletta B. Jones, Sara A. Nigro, Nokwanda P. Makunga, Johannes van Staden
      Pages 121-139
    11. Martin Vágner, Lucie Fischerová, Jaroslava Špačková, Zuzana Vondráková
      Pages 141-155
  3. Section B

    1. R.S. Nadgauda, Shilpa S. Gogate
      Pages 157-165
    2. Maximova S. N., Young A., Pishak S, Miller C., Traore A., Guiltinan M. J.
      Pages 209-227
    3. Hussain Ara, Uma Jaiswal, V. S. Jaiswal
      Pages 229-246
    4. Shyamal K. Roy, Ripon K. Debnath
      Pages 247-256

About this book


Earlier, we edited a well received series on "Somatic embryogenesis in woody trees", volumes 1 to 6. These volumes provided readers extensive reviews on somatic embryogenesis of important angiosperm and gymnosperm tree species; an excellent source of information for newcomers or those already engaged in research. However, these book volumes did not cover stepwise "detailed protocols" for inducing somatic embryogenesis. This book contains 46 chapters, divided into 4 sections: A) 12 chapters on conifers, B) 14 chapters on fruits, C) 14 chapters on angiosperms, and D) 6 chapters on histology, bioencapsulation, protoplasts, cryopreservation, double staining and thin cell layer sectioning. The book provides stepwise protocols for somatic embryogenesis of a range of selected woody plants in order to assist researchers to initiate somatic embryogenic cultures without too much alterations in protocols. Each chapter provides information on initiation and maintenance of embryogenic cultures; somatic embryo development, maturation, and germination; acclimitization and field transfer of somatic seedlings. Some chapteres include applications of somatic embryogenesis cultures, e.g. protoplasts, encapsulation, cryopreservation, genetic transformation, genetic fidelity with molecular markers, and bioreactor.


Bur Embryo conifers genetic transformation olive seedlings woody plants

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2984-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2985-1
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