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Special Problems and Prospects in the Propagation of Woody Species

  • Trevor A. Thorpe
  • Indra S. Harry
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 186)

Abstract

Woody plants represent a vast array of types relative to their taxonomy or use and include both angiosperms and gymnosperms. In general, these are more difficult to propagate asexually than herbaceous species, which in part is related to the phase change from juvenility to maturation that most of them undergo. Thus, with few exceptions, methods for the large-scale regeneration of true-to-type clones are limited. This is particularly true for forest trees, the woody plants discussed in this article.

Keywords

Somatic Embryogenesis Clonal Propagation Genetic Gain Globe Artichoke Somatic Cell Genetic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Trevor A. Thorpe
    • 1
  • Indra S. Harry
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Physiology Research Group, Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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