Protocols for Micropropagation of Selected Economically-Important Horticultural Plants

  • Maurizio Lambardi
  • Elif Aylin Ozudogru
  • Shri Mohan Jain

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 994)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Protocols for Micropropagation of Fruit and Nut Species

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Barbara M. Reed, Jeanine DeNoma, Sugae Wada, Joseph Postman
      Pages 3-18
    3. Berta E. Llorente, Nancy M. Apóstolo
      Pages 19-31
    4. Maurizio Lambardi, Elif Aylin Ozudogru, Romano Roncasaglia
      Pages 33-44
    5. Miguel Pedro Guerra, Gabriela Claudia Cangahuala-Inocente, Lirio Luiz Dal Vesco, Rosete Pescador, Clarissa Alves Caprestano
      Pages 45-62
    6. Elif Aylin Ozudogru, Ergun Kaya, Maurizio Lambardi
      Pages 77-87
    7. Edgardo Giordani, Mar Naval, Carla Benelli
      Pages 89-98
    8. Benedetta Chiancone, Maria Antonietta Germanà
      Pages 99-118
    9. Ildikó Balla, Lucienne Mansvelt
      Pages 137-148
    10. Ewa Dziedzic, Joanna Jagła
      Pages 149-160
  3. Protocols for Micropropagation of Ornamentals and Cut Flowers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Sandra Gonçalves, Anabela Romano
      Pages 189-198
    3. Olivier Monteuuis, Antoine Galiana, Doreen Goh
      Pages 199-211

About this book


Micropropagation is a reliable technology applied commercially worldwide for large-scale plant multiplication, germplasm conservation, pathogen elimination, genetic manipulations and supply of selected plants. In Protocols for Micropropagation of Selected Economically-Important Horticultural Plants, well recognised researchers in the field compile step-wise protocols for rapid plant multiplication of economically-important horticultural species. The book contains 35 chapters, divided into four major sections. The first three sections (Section A, B and C) contain 29 micropropagation protocols of selected fruit and nut species, indoor and outdoor ornamental plants, cut flowers, and vegetables. In addition to the detailed protocols of in vitro shoot initiation, proliferation, root induction and acclimatization, chapters also include detailed information on medium preparation, explant selection and preparation. The six chapters of Section D cover specific reviews on pivotal topics, such as in vitro rejuvenation, synthetic seed technology, thermotherapy and meristem culture in banana, genetic transformation of pineapple, flower color somaclonal variation in torenia, and cryotherapy of horticultural crops. Moreover, as a part of the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to the respective topic, lists of necessary materials, notes, and illustrative photos.

Comprehensive and well-written, Protocols for Micropropagation of Selected Economically-Important Horticultural Plants offers a useful resource for horticulturists, researchers, commercial companies, plant propagators, biotechnologists and students interested in micropropagation.


In Vitro Shoot Initiation Micropropagation Vitro Rejuvenation Plant science Horticultural Plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Maurizio Lambardi
    • 1
  • Elif Aylin Ozudogru
    • 2
  • Shri Mohan Jain
    • 3
  1. 1., IVALSA/Istituto per la ValorizzazioneNational Research Council (CNR)Sesto Fiorentino, FlorenceItaly
  2. 2., Istituto per la Valorizzazione del LegnoNational Research Council (CNR)FlorenceItaly
  3. 3., Department of AgriculturalUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-073-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-074-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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