The Methodology of Plant Genetic Manipulation: Criteria for Decision Making

Proceedings of the Eucarpia Plant Genetic Manipulation Section Meeting held at Cork, Ireland from September 11 to September 14, 1994

  • Alan C. Cassells
  • Peter W. Jones

Part of the Developments in Plant Breeding book series (DIPB, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Special Lecture

  3. Comparison of genetic transformation techniques

    1. A. Jähne, D. Becker, H. Lörz
      Pages 35-44
    2. C. Sautter, N. Leduc, R. Bilang, V. A. Iglesias, A. Gisel, X. Wen et al.
      Pages 45-51
    3. Hélène Laparra, Monique Burrus, Reiner Hunold, Brigitte Damm, Ana-Maria Bravo-Angel, Roberte Bronner et al.
      Pages 63-74
    4. J. A. Thompson, P. R. Drayton, B. R. Frame, Kan Wang, J. M. Dunwell
      Pages 75-80
    5. Anneli Ritala, Reino Aikasalo, Kristian Aspegren, Marjatta Salmenkallio-Marttila, Satu Åkerman, Leena Mannonen et al.
      Pages 81-88
    6. László Sági, Serge Remy, Bert Verelst, Bart Panis, Bruno P. A. Cammue, Guido Volckaert et al.
      Pages 89-95
    7. Simon A. Langeveld, Merel M. Gerrits, Anton F. L. M. Derks, Piet M. Boonekamp, John F. Bol
      Pages 97-100
    8. W. A. Harwood, S. J. Bean, D.-F. Chen, P. M. Mullineaux, J. W. Snape
      Pages 113-118
    9. M. Hill, K. Launis, C. Bowman, K. McPherson, J. Dawson, J. Watkins et al.
      Pages 119-123
    10. Laura Semeria, Anna Maria Vaira, Gian Paolo Accotto, Andrea Allavena
      Pages 125-130
    11. J. G. Schaart, K. J. Puite, L. Kolova, N. Pogrebnyak
      Pages 131-134
  4. Target traits for genetic manipulation

    1. Marcello Buiatti, Patrizia Bogani
      Pages 135-147
    2. T. A. Kavanagh, C. Spillane
      Pages 149-158

About this book


A range of novel techniques is available to the plant breeder today to complement classical breeding methods. The new options are based on the integration of advances in plant cell biology with those in plant molecular biology.
Plant cell, tissue and organ cultures provide efficient systems for transformation, for the achievement of wide crosses and for the production of variation through spontaneous and induced mutation, while permitting effective isolation of desired genotypes by in vitro selection.
This book presents a critical appraisal of the methodologies of plant genetic manipulation for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and plant breeders, and provides guidance on the choice of breeding options. The latter depends on the breeding system of the crop, the breeding objective and the tissue culture systems applicable to the target genotype(s).


Genotyp Mutation biology breeding plant plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan C. Cassells
    • 1
  • Peter W. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant ScienceUniversity CollegeCorkIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4159-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0357-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1381-673X
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