Plant Aging pp 51-63 | Cite as

Aging in Tree Species: Present Knowledge

  • Andreas Meier-Dinkel
  • Jochen Kleinschmit
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 186)


A comprehensive publication which is still relevant concerning the topic of this paper are the proceedings of the meeting on “Juvenility in woody perennials” held 14 years ago in College Park/Maryland and Berlin (ZIMMERMAN, 1976). Since that meeting, notable progress has been achieved in some applied fields of research like in vitro rejuvenation and flower induction techniques which are important for the vegetative and generative propagation of trees. Recent reviews on juvenility, aging, and rejuvenation of woody plants are those of BONGA (1982), FRANCLET (1983), HACKETT (1985, 1987), and GREENWOOD (1987).


Somatic Embryo Somatic Embryogenesis Woody Plant Adventitious Root Adventitious Shoot 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Meier-Dinkel
    • 1
  • Jochen Kleinschmit
    • 1
  1. 1.Niedersächsische Forstliche VersuchsanstaltAbt. ForstpflanzenzüchtungStaufenberg-EscherodeFederal Republic of Germany

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