Trees II

  • Y. P. S. Bajaj

Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Angiosperm Trees

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. G. M. Skene, M. Barlass
      Pages 3-12
    3. K. Wakasa
      Pages 13-29
    4. S. Singha
      Pages 30-41
    5. M. Duron, L. Decourtye, Ph. Druart
      Pages 42-58
    6. R. E. Litz, J. L. Griffis Jr.
      Pages 59-67
    7. M. Barghchi, P. G. Alderson
      Pages 68-98
    8. R. Rodriguez, A. Revilla, M. Albuerne, C. Perez
      Pages 99-126
    9. R. Rodriguez, A. Rodriguez, A. Gonzalez, C. Perez
      Pages 127-160
    10. R. L. Branton, J. Blake
      Pages 161-175
    11. L. H. Jones, W. A. Hughes
      Pages 176-202
    12. V. C. Pence
      Pages 203-221
    13. M.-P. Carron, F. Enjalric, L. Lardet, A. Deschamps
      Pages 222-245
    14. M. F. Morselli
      Pages 246-286
    15. E. G. Sutter
      Pages 287-299
    16. G. C. Douglas
      Pages 300-323
    17. B. H. McCown
      Pages 324-341
    18. S. Venketeswaran
      Pages 342-358
    19. D. W. Burger
      Pages 359-369

About this book

Introduction

'frees contribute a major part of fuel, fodder and fruit, and are an im­ of bioenergy. They are now needed in large numbers more portant source than ever before for afforestation and social forestry, so that fast-grow­ ing and multipurpose trees assume great importance. After extensive in­ discriminate deforestation and rapid depletion of genetic stocks, efforts are now being made to evolve methods for clonal mass propagation of improved and elite trees. Production of short-duration trees with a rapid turnover of biomass, and induction of genetic variability through in vitro manipulation for the production of novel fruit and forest trees, which are high-yielding and resistant to pests and diseases, and trees which display increased photosynthetic efficiency are in demand. These objectives are well within the realm of horticultural and forest biotech­ nology. Some of the recent advances, such as the regeneration of com­ plete trees from isolated protoplasts, somatic hybridization, and the Agrobacterium-mediated transformation in various tree species have opened new vistas for the genetic engineering of fruit and forest trees. This book is a continuation of the earlier volume Trees I, and presents 31 chapters on fruit, forest, nut and ornamental trees, such as avocado, pineapple, crabapple, quince, pistachio, walnut, hazelnut, date palm, oil palm, cacao, rubber, maple, sweet-gum, poplars, birches, Chinese tallow, willows, oaks, paper mulberry, rhododendrons, Scots pine, Calabrian pine, Douglas-fir, redwood, ginkgo, cycads and some flowering trees.

Keywords

Viren biotechnology forest paper tissue tree

Editors and affiliations

  • Y. P. S. Bajaj
    • 1
  1. 1.New Friends ColonyNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-61535-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64862-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61535-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0934-943X
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