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Micropropagation of Woody Trees and Fruits

Series: Forestry Sciences, Vol. 75

Jain, S.M., Ishii, Katsuaki (Eds.)

2003, X, 840 p. In 2 volumes, not available separately.

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Global warming, environmental changes, water shortage, and sustainable development are the most up-to-date issues, which have challenged mankind. Researchers worldwide are engaged in addressing some of these problems, including reduction in carbon dioxide accumulation, and enrichment of perennial woody species on the terrestrial ecosystem. About 12 million hectares of the world's forests disappear every year. By 2025, the world population will reach 7. 5 billion, and the forest area will be reduced to well below 50 % of the current area. Reforestation is an important to prevent the loss of forest resources including timber, biodiversity and water resources. Therefore, subsequent volume of reforestation over the deforested land should be followed to safeguard the forests and maintain its size, which will require a continuous supply of planting material. Similarly fruit trees, including tropical and subtropical fruit trees, are consumed both as fresh and in the processed form including juices, beverages, and dried fruits. They are an important source of nutrition e. g. rich in vitamins, sugars, aromas and flavour compounds, and raw material for food processing industries. The production, cultivation and maintenance of tree species provide highly sustainable production systems that conserve soils, microenvironment and biodiversity. Fruit trees have longjuvenile periods and large tree size. In many fruit trees e. g. avocado and others controlled crosses are difficult to make due to massive fruit drop.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » DNA - Flora - Pathogen - Woody plant - biotechnology - forest - fruit - genetic transformation - morphogenesis - olive - woody plants - woody species

Related subjects » Biochemistry & Biophysics - Forestry - Plant Sciences

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Preface. Section A:- 1. Effects of light quality on micropropagation of woody species; M. Stefano, M. Rosario. 2. Propagation and DNA markers characterization of Populus tremula L. and Populus alba L.; M. Angeles Bueno, A. Gomez, J.A. Manzanera. 3. Molecular DNA marker analysis to assess the genetic fidelity of micropropagated woody plants; V. Rani, S.N. Raina. 4. Micropropagation of woody trees and fruits: Pathogen elimination and contamination management; A.C. Cassells, E.A. O'Herlihy. 5. Beneficial influences of Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi on the micropropagation of woody and fruit frees; J. Taylor, L.A. Harrier. Section B:- 6. Micropropagation of tropical woody species; A.P.M. Rodriguez, W.A. Vendrame. 7. Micropropagation of Fagus spp.; A.M. Vieitez, M.C. San-Jose, M.C. Sanchez, A. Ballester. 8. Micropropagation of Eucalyptus; M.P.Watt, F.C. Blakeway, M.E.O. Mokotedi, S.M. Jain. 9. Micropropagation of Acacia species; M. Quoirin. 10. In vitro propagation of Aegle marmelos (L) Corr., a medicinal tree; S. Arumugam, A.S. Rao, M.V. Rao. Section C:- 11. Micropropagation of the grapevine (Vitis spp.); A. Bouquet, L. Torregrosa. 12. Micropropagation of bananas; K. Matsumoto, S.P. da Silva Neto. 13. Micropropagation of arid zone fruit frees of India; R. Raj Bhansali, M. Singh. 14. Micropropagation of apples (Malus sp.); Ph. Druart. 15. Micropropagation of small fruits; S.C. Debnath. 16. Micropropagation of Prunus sargentii Rehder and P. verecunda (Koidz) Koche; Y. Sasaki. 17. Micropropagation of avocado (Persea americana Mill.); A. Barcelo-Munoz, F. Pliego-Alfaro. 18. Micropropagation of Carica papaya and related species; R. Drew. 19. Micropropagation of Pistachio; A. Onay. 20. Micropropagation of Citrus; F. Carimi, F. De Pasquale. 21. Micropropagation of olive (Olea europaea L.); M. Lambardi, E. Rugini. 22. Micropropagation of kiwifruit (Actinidia spp.); E. Rugini, P. Gutierrez-Pesce. 23. Micropropagation of tea (Camellia sinensis L.); T.K. Mondal. 24. Micropropagation of litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.); N. Bhalla- Sarin, U.S. Prasad, A.S. Kantharajah, S.M. Jain. Section D:- 25. Micropropagation of woody plants using bioreactor; Paek Kee Yoeup, D. Chakrabarty. 26. Photoautotrophic micropropagation of woody and tropicai plants; T. Kozai, Q.T. Nguyen. 27. Thin cell layer (TCL) morphogenesis as a powerful tool in woody plant and fruit crop micropropagation and biotechnology, floral genetics and genetic transformation; D.T. Nhut, J.A. Teixeira da Silva, B.V. Le, K. Tran Thanh Van. 28. Application of tissue culture to the germplasm conservation of temperate broad-leaf trees; M. Lambardi, A. Dr Carlo.

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