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Somatic Embryogenesis: Fundamental Aspects and Applications

  • Leading scientists review the state of the art of somatic embryogenesis

  • Explains key concepts, techniques and applications

  • Highlights somatic embryogenesis as a powerful tool in plant transformation

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (28 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Somatic Embryogenesis. An Overview

    • Víctor M. Loyola-Vargas, Neftalí Ochoa-Alejo
    Pages 1-8
  3. Basic Aspects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9
    2. The History of Somatic Embryogenesis

      • Víctor M. Loyola-Vargas
      Pages 11-22
    3. The Many Ways of Somatic Embryo Initiation

      • Attila Fehér, Dóra Bernula, Katalin Gémes
      Pages 23-37
    4. Transcriptome Profile of Somatic Embryogenesis

      • José E. Cetz-Chel, Víctor M. Loyola-Vargas
      Pages 39-52
    5. Transcription Factors in the Regulation of Somatic Embryogenesis

      • Katarzyna Nowak, Małgorzata D. Gaj
      Pages 53-79
    6. Epigenetic Advances in Somatic Embryogenesis in Sequenced Genome Crops

      • Fátima Duarte-Aké, Clelia De-la-Peña
      Pages 81-102
    7. The Current Status of Proteomic Studies in Somatic Embryogenesis

      • Martín Mata Rosas, Francisco Quiroz-Figueroa, Laura M. Shannon, Eliel Ruiz-May
      Pages 103-119
    8. Plant Fidelity in Somatic Embryogenesis-Regenerated Plants

      • Hervé Etienne, Romain Guyot, Thierry Beulé, Jean-Christophe Breitler, Estelle Jaligot
      Pages 121-150
    9. The Relationship Between Stress and Somatic Embryogenesis

      • Geovanny I. Nic-Can, Johny R. Avilez-Montalvo, Randy N. Aviles-Montalvo, Ruth E. Márquez-López, Erika Mellado-Mojica, Rosa M. Galaz-Ávalos et al.
      Pages 151-170
    10. The Role of the Auxins During Somatic Embryogenesis

      • Geovanny I. Nic-Can, Víctor M. Loyola-Vargas
      Pages 171-182
  4. Somatic Embryogenesis of Basic Models and Industrial and Agronomical Crops

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183
    2. Somatic Embryogenesis in Arabidopsis

      • Barbara Wójcikowska, Małgorzata D. Gaj
      Pages 185-199
    3. Maize Somatic Embryogenesis: Agronomic Features for Improving Crop Productivity

      • Verónica Garrocho-Villegas, Erika Almeraya, Estela Sánchez de Jiménez
      Pages 201-211
    4. Somatic Embryogenesis in Annatto (Bixa orellana L.)

      • Elyabe Monteiro de Matos, Andréa Dias Koehler, Daniele Vidal Faria, Ludmila Nayara de Freitas Correia, Viviane Santos Moreira, Ana Claudia Ferreira da Cruz et al.
      Pages 213-231
    5. Somatic Embryogenesis in Capsicum spp.

      • Neftalí Ochoa-Alejo
      Pages 233-240
    6. Somatic Embryogenesis in Coffea spp.

      • Víctor M. Loyola-Vargas, Johny R. Avilez-Montalvo, Randy N. Avilés-Montalvo, Ruth E. Márquez-López, Rosa M. Galaz-Ávalos, Erika Mellado-Mojica
      Pages 241-266
    7. Somatic Embryogenesis in Agave spp.

      • Benjamín Rodríguez-Garay
      Pages 267-282
    8. Somatic Embryogenesis in Agave: An Overview

      • Kelly Maribel Monja-Mio, Manuel L. Robert
      Pages 283-296

About this book

This book discusses basic and applied aspects of somatic embryogenesis, one of the most powerful tools in plant biotechnology. It is divided into three parts; Part I includes topics such as the history of this research field, how differentiated plant cells can (re)acquire totipotency, molecular features, as well as the epigenetics and proteomics of somatic embryogenesis. Part II covers the somatic embryogenesis of different crops, such as Agave spp. maize, Cocos nucifera, Bixa orellana, Capsicum spp., Coffea spp., Musa spp., Pinus spp., and Arabidopsis thaliana. Various applications, like scale-up propagation and genetic engineering are discussed in detail in Part III. The book will appeal to plant scientists, plant breeders and experts working in industry. 

Keywords

  • Plant embryo
  • Totipotency
  • Plant transformation
  • In vitro culture
  • Plant growth regulators
  • Mass propagation
  • Plant breeding
  • Genetic transformation
  • Micropropagation
  • Temporary immersion bioreactors
  • Cell culture

Editors and Affiliations

  • Unidad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Plantas, Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, Mérida, Mexico

    Víctor M Loyola-Vargas

  • Departamento de Ingeniería Genética de Plantas, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Irapuato, Mexico

    Neftalí Ochoa-Alejo

About the editors

Víctor Manuel Loyola-Vargas
Unidad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Plantas, Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán, Calle 43 No. 130, Col. Chuburná de Hidalgo, Mérida CP 97200, Yucatán, México
Neftalí Ochoa-Alejo
Departamento de Ingeniería Genética de Plantas, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N (Cinvestav)-Unidad Irapuato, Km 9.6 Libramiento Norte, Carretera Irapuato-León, 36821-Irapuato, Gto., México

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eBook USD 219.00
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  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 279.99
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  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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