Progress in Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology

Proceedings of the VIIth International Congress on Plant Tissue and Cell Culture, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24–29 June 1990

  • H. J. J. Nijkamp
  • L. H. W. Van Der Plas
  • J. Van Aartrijk

Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Genetic Manipulation and Propagation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W. D. Beversdorf
      Pages 3-12
    3. Brian W. W. Grout
      Pages 13-22
    4. Laudenir M. Prioli, William J. da Silva, Maro R. Söndahl
      Pages 38-43
    5. J. S. Gartland, M. R. Fowler, A. Slater, N. W. Scott, K. M. A. Gartland, M. C. Elliott
      Pages 50-55
    6. T. M. Klein, S. A. Goff, B. A. Roth, M. E. Fromm
      Pages 56-66
    7. R. R. Mendel, E. Clauss, R. Hellmund, J. Schulze, H. H. Steinbiß, A. Tewes
      Pages 73-78
    8. B. Klein, R. Töpfer, A. Sohn, J. Schell, H.-H. Steinbiß
      Pages 79-84
    9. R. L. M. Pierik
      Pages 91-101
    10. Timo Törmälä
      Pages 102-107
    11. G. J. M. De Klerk, P. Aguettaz, A. M. G. Paffen, I. Delvallee, A. J. R. Van Den Berg, A. F. Croes
      Pages 125-130

About this book


Plants are an important source of food and of valuable products for industry, agriculture and medicine. They are unique in many aspects of metabolic processes, development and reproduction. Most of these aspects can now be studied by the modern methods and technolo­ gies of molecular and cellular biology. Such studies are also encouraged as to improve plant yield and quality. During the past decade research in plant sciences has demonstrated the feasibility of plant cell and tissue culture techniques as major tools in biology and agriculture. These techniques are also essential in strategies for engineering of biological systems. The proceedings of the VII International Congress on Plant Tissue and Cell Culture in Amsterdam show that in recent years an impressive progress has been achieved. The papers of the congress, with more than 2000 participants, include the full text of plenary lectures, keynote lectures and presentations of speakers who have been selected out of more than 1400 abstracts. This combination, which provides readers with reviews as well as recent findings and future developments, captures an important part of the scientific exchange during the congress. The papers in these proceedings are a reflection of the role of plant cell and tissue culture in disciplines varying from plant breeding to molecular biology. Basic as well as applied studies in a variety of plant disciplines are presented in 4 sections: (1) Genetic manipulation and propagation, (2) Morphogenesis and metabolism, (3) Secondary metabolites and (4) Biotechnology and developing countries.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. J. J. Nijkamp
    • 1
  • L. H. W. Van Der Plas
    • 2
  • J. Van Aartrijk
    • 3
  1. 1.Free UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Agricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Bulb Research CentreLisseThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7445-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2103-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-1949
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