Woody Plant Biotechnology

  • M. R. Ahuja

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 210)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Woody Plant Biotechnology: Perspectives and Limitations

  3. Control of Regeneration and Clonal Fidelity

  4. Juvenility, Maturation and Rejuvenation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Keith W. Hutchison, Patricia B. Singer, Michael S. Greenwood
      Pages 69-75
    3. D. M. Paton
      Pages 91-102
  5. Somatic Embryogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Patrick von Aderkas, Jan Bonga, Krystyna Klimaszewska, John Owens
      Pages 139-155
    3. D. R. Roberts, F. B. Webster, B. S. Flinn, W. R. Lazaroff, S. M. McInnis, B. C. S. Sutton
      Pages 157-169

About this book


This volume is based on a workshop on Woody Plant Biotechnology held at the Institute of Forest Genetics, USDA Forest Service, Placerville, California, USA, 15-19 October, 1989. This workshop was organized by the IUFRO (International Union of Forestry Research Organizations) Working Party S2.04-07 - Somatic Cell Genetics -, and supported by the NATO Scientific Affairs Division, Advanced Research Workshop (ARW 692/89) Programme. This was the second workshop of the IUFRO Working Party on Somatic Cell Genetics. The first meeting of this Working Party was held at the Institute of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding, Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forest Products, Grosshansdorf, Federal Republic of Germany. The purpose of the present workshop was to bring together scientists from different countries of the world for discussions in the area of woody plant biotechnology. Tissues from woody plants, in particular forest trees, are in general difficult to grow and differentiate in vitro. However, recent advances in tissue culture technology nave­ paved the way for successful culture of organs, tissues, cells, and protoplasts of woody plants. By employing juvenile tissues, plant regeneration has been accomplished in a number of woody plant species. On the other hand, clonal propagation of mature trees, in particular conifers, is still very difficult by tissue culture.


Embryo Expression Termination biotechnology gene expression gene transfer genes genetics tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • M. R. Ahuja
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forest ProductsInstitute of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree BreedingGrosshandsdorfGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-7932-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-7934-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-7932-4
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