Plan Tissue Culture Engineering

  • S. Dutta Gupta
  • Yasuomi Ibaraki

Part of the Focus on Biotechnology book series (FOBI, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-11
  2. Machine Vision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. John J. Finer, Summer L. Beck, Marco T. Buenrostro-Nava, YU-TSEH CHI, PETER P. LING
      Pages 31-46
  3. BioReactor Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Shinsaku Takayama, Motomu Akita
      Pages 83-100
    3. Melissa J. Towler, Yoojeong Kim, Barbara E. Wyslouzil, Melanie J. Correll, Pamela J. Weathers
      Pages 119-134
      Pages 161-172
    5. Wayne R. Curtis, Amalie L. Tuerk
      Pages 173-186
    6. F. Afreen
      Pages 187-201
      Pages 203-227
  4. Mechanized Micropropagation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
  5. Engineering Cultural Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273

About this book


It is my privilege to contribute the foreword for this unique volume entitled: “Plant Tissue Culture Engineering,” edited by S. Dutta Gupta and Y. Ibaraki. While there have been a number of volumes published regarding the basic methods and applications of plant tissue and cell culture technologies, and even considerable attention provided to bioreactor design, relatively little attention has been afforded to the engineering principles that have emerged as critical contributions to the commercial applications of plant biotechnologies. This volume, “Plant Tissue Culture Engineering,” signals a turning point: the recognition that this specialized field of plant science must be integrated with engineering principles in order to develop efficient, cost effective, and large scale applications of these technologies. I am most impressed with the organization of this volume, and the extensive list of chapters contributed by expert authors from around the world who are leading the emergence of this interdisciplinary enterprise. The editors are to be commended for their skilful crafting of this important volume. The first two parts provide the basic information that is relevant to the field as a whole, the following two parts elaborate on these principles, and the last part elaborates on specific technologies or applications.


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Editors and affiliations

  • S. Dutta Gupta
    • 1
  • Yasuomi Ibaraki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural and Food EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Biological ScienceYamaguchi UniversityYamaguchiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3594-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3694-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1569-268X
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