Forestry Sciences

Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

Volume 2 — Angiosperms

Editors: Jain, S. Mohan, Gupta, Pramod P.K., Newton, R.J. (Eds.)

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The quality of human life has been maintained and enhanced for generations by the use of trees and their products. In recent years, ever rising human population growth has put tremendous pressure on trees and tree products; growing awareness of the potential of previously unexploited tree resources and environmental pollution have both accelerated development of new technologies for tree propagation, breeding and improvement. Biotechnology of trees may be the answer to solve the problems which cannot be solved by conventional breeding methods. The combination of biotechnology and conventional methods such as plant propagation and breeding may be a novel approach to improving and multiplying in large number the trees and woody plants. So far, plant tissue culture technology has largely been exploited in the propagation of ornamental plants, especially foliage house plants, by com­ mercial companies. Generally, tissue culture of woody plants has been recal­ citrant. However, limited success has been achieved in tissue culture of angiosperm and gymnosperm woody plants. A number of recent reports on somatic embryogenesis in woody plants such as Norway spruce (Picea abies), Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda), Sandalwood (Santalurn album), Citrus, Mango (Mangifera indica), etc. , offer a ray of hope of: a) inexpensive clonal propa­ gation for large-scale production of plants or "emblings" or "somatic embryo plants", b) protoplast work, c) cryopreservation, d) genetic transformation, and e) artificial or manufactured seed production.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Somatic embryogenesis in Citrus species

    Gosal, S. S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Somatic embryogenesis in Eucalyptus

    Muralidharan, E. M. (et al.)

    Pages 23-40

  • Somatic embryogenesis in bamboo

    Woods, Susan H. (et al.)

    Pages 41-51

  • Somatic embryogenesis of Bambusa oldhamii, Bambusa beecheyana and Sinocalamus latiflora

    Chang, Wei-Chin

    Pages 53-65

  • Somatic embryogenesis in oak (Quercus spp.)

    Chalupa, Vladimír

    Pages 67-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants
Book Subtitle
Volume 2 — Angiosperms
Editors
  • S. Mohan Jain
  • Pramod P.K. Gupta
  • R.J. Newton
Series Title
Forestry Sciences
Series Volume
44-46
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-0491-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-0491-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3070-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4220-8
Series ISSN
0924-5480
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 513
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