Forestry Sciences

Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

Volume 5

Editors: Jain, S.M., 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 a tremendous pressure on trees and tree products; growing awareness of the potential of previously unexploited tree resources; and environmental pollution have both accelerated the development of new technologies for tree propagation, breeding and improvement. Biotechnology of trees may be the answer to solve the problems which can not be solved by conventional breeding methods. The combination of biotechnology and conventional methods such as plant propagation and breeding could become a novel approach to improving and multiplying a large number of the trees and woody plants. So far, plant tissue culture technology has largely been exploited by commercial companies in propagation of ornamentals, especially foliage house plants. Generally, tissue culture of woody plants has been recalcitrant. 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 (Santalum album), Citrus and mango (Mangifera indica), offer a ray of hope for inexpensive clonal propagation for large-scale production of plants or 'emblings' or somatic seedlings; protoplast work; cryopreservation; genetic transformation; and synthetic or artificial or manufactured seed production.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Somatic Embryogenesis of Ocotea catharinensis: An Endangered Tree of the Mata Atlantica (S. Brazil)

    Viana, A. M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-30

  • Somatic Embryogenesis in Linden (Tilia spp.)

    Chalupa, V.

    Pages 31-43

  • Somatic Embryogenesis in Big-leaf Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King)

    Maruyama, E. (et al.)

    Pages 45-62

  • Somatic Embryogenesis in Eucalyptus grandis and E. dunni

    Watt, M. P. (et al.)

    Pages 63-78

  • Somatic Embryogenesis in Gnetum ula

    Augustine, A. C. (et al.)

    Pages 79-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants
Book Subtitle
Volume 5
Editors
  • S.M. Jain
  • Pramod P.K. Gupta
  • R.J. Newton
Series Title
Forestry Sciences
Series Volume
59
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4774-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4774-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5553-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6006-6
Series ISSN
0924-5480
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 339
Topics