Plant Tissue Culture, Volume 19

1st Edition

Applications and Limitations

Editors: S.S. Bhojwani
Print ISBN: 9780444888839
eBook ISBN: 9780444598479
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 11th December 1990
Page Count: 470
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During the past decade, Plant Tissue Culture (PTC) has attracted considerable attention because of its vital role in plant biotechnology. PTC offers novel approaches to plant production, propagation, and preservation. Some in vitro techniques are being applied on a commercial scale while many others hold great potential. Consequently, the literature in this area has grown rapidly.

This book deals with recent developments in plant tissue culture, and presents a critical assessment of the proven and potential applications of the various in vitro techniques, it also highlights current problems limiting the application of tissue culture, and projects the future lines of research in this field.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. The current status of plant tissue culture (Trevor A. Thorpe). 2. Organogenic differentiation (K. Tran Thanh Van and T.H. Trinh). 3. Somatic embryogenesis (M. Terzi and F. LoSchiavo). 4. Applications of somatic embryogenesis and embryo cloning (S.A. Merkle, W.A. Parrott and E.G. Williams). 5. Role of artificial seeds in alfalfa breeding (Keith Redenbaugh and Keith Walker). 6. Regulation of genes in differentiation (L.D. Owens and A.C. Smigocki). 7. Tissue culture in relation to ornamental plants (P. Debergh, J. Roggemans and R. Standaert-De Metsenaere). 8. Clonal multiplication of woody perennials (K. Paranjothy, S. Saxena, M. Banerjee, V.S. Jaiswal and S.S. Bhojwani). 9. Anther and pollen culture (R.S. Sangwan and B.S. Sangwan-Norreel). 10. In vitro gynogenesis (H.Y. Yang and C. Zhou). 11. Production of industrial compounds (Y. Fujita). 12. Cytogenetics of plant cell cultures (V. Nuti Ronchi). 13. Application of tissue culture variability to crop improvement (J. Semal and P. Lepoivre). 14. Somatic hybridization and cybridization (Y.Y. Gleba and L.R. Shlumukov). 15. Genetic engineering of crop plants (D.S. Brar and H. Uchimiya). 16. Zygotic embryo culture (M. Monnier). 17. In vitro conservation of germplasm (Brian W.W. Grout). 18. Expectations of plant breeders from tissue culture (G.S. Khush, S.S. Virmani and D.S. Brar). 19. Plant tissue culture in the twenty-first century (Kenneth L. Giles and David D. Songstad). Author Index.


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About the Editor

S.S. Bhojwani

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Botany, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007, India


@qu:The book will certainly be a good source work for (post)graduates and research workers in the field of biotechnology. Also teachers on in vitro culture will find a number of chapters to be very helpful. @source:Scientia Horticulturae