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Plant Tissue Culture Engineering

  • A unique collection of chapters that will focus attention on the interface of plant biotechnologies and engineering technologies

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

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-11
  2. Machine Vision

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Monitoring Gene Expression In Plant Tissues

      • 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. Bioengineering Aspects Of Bioreactor Application In Plant Propagation

      • Shinsaku Takayama, Motomu Akita
      Pages 83-100
    3. Design, Development, And Applications Of Mist Bioreactors For Micropropagation And Hairy Root Culture

      • Melissa J. Towler, Yoojeong Kim, Barbara E. Wyslouzil, Melanie J. Correll, Pamela J. Weathers
      Pages 119-134
    4. Types And Designs Of Bioreactors For Hairy Root Culture

      • Yong-Eui Choi, Yoon-Soo Kim, Kee-Yoeup Paek
      Pages 161-172
    5. Oxygen Transport In Plant Tissue Culture Systems

      • Wayne R. Curtis, Amalie L. Tuerk
      Pages 173-186
    6. Temporary Immersion Bioreactor

      • F. Afreen
      Pages 187-201
    7. Design And Use Of The Wave Bioreactor For Plant Cell Culture

      • Regine Eibl, Dieter Eibl
      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.

Keywords

  • Embryo
  • Tempo
  • artificial neural network
  • automation
  • biology
  • biotechnology
  • cryopreservation
  • gene expression
  • genes
  • image analysis
  • molecular biology
  • morphogenesis
  • robotics

Reviews

From the reviews:

Plant Tissue Culture Engineering brings the engineering-plant tissue culture link to a new dimension of understanding.

The editors have excelled in weaving an exquisite mosaic of plant tissue culture themes that are more than important – they are central – in the understanding of their engineering principles.

I, as a scientist constantly in need of novelties to improve my own tissue culture production systems, found this book to be of tremendous value. It brought new insights, new techniques, and most importantly new inspiration for new research ideas.

… I would not hesitate in recommending Plant Tissue Culture Engineering as an excellent supplement to a good tissue culture book. Most definitely students, researchers and professionals alike would benefit from the knowledge containted in these pages.

Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Global Plant Letters, Issue 1:2

"This volume successfully covers a broad remit, bringing together acknowledged experts and consisting of 24 chapters, structured under the headings of Machine Vision, Bioreactor Technology, Mechanised Propagation Systems, Engineering the Cultural Environment and Physical Aspects of Plant Tissue Engineering. Several chapters will be of broad interest to plant tissue culture laboratories … . is a very interesting and extensive volume, within which there are chapters of essential reading for anyone involved in either commercial plant tissue culture, or research into understanding fundamental plant developmental processes." (Steve Millam, Experimental Agriclture, Vol. 43, 2007)

"This book is the sixth volume of the series ‘Focus on Biotechnology’ edited by M. Hofman and J. Anzé. … This comprehensive book with many tables and figures can serve not only as up-to date source of information for researchers and teachers in the area of plant biotechnology but it also open up new vistas in this field." (J. Pospíšilová, Biologia Plantarum, Vol. 51 (3), 2007)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

    S. Dutta Gupta

  • Department of Biological Science, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan

    Yasuomi Ibaraki

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Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 179.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-3694-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 229.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)