Forestry Sciences

Molecular Biology of Woody Plants

Volume 2

Editors: Jain, S.M., Minocha, S.C. (Eds.)

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Woody plants belong to various taxonomic groups, which are heterogeneous in morphology, physiology, and geographic distribution. OtheJWise, they have neither strong evolutionruy relationships nor share a conunon habitat. They are a primaIy source of fiber and timber, and also include many edible fruit species. Their unique phenotypic behavior includes a perennial habit associated with extensive secondary growth. Additional characteristics of woody plants include: developmental juvenility and maturity with respect to growth habit, flowering time, and morphogenetic response in tissue cultures; environmental control of bud dormancy and flowering cycles; variable tolerance to abiotic stresses, wounding and pathogens; and long distance transport of water and IRltrients. Woody plants, particularly tree species, have been the focus of numerous physiological studies to understand their specialized functions, however, only recently they have become the target of molecular studies. Recent advances in our understanding of signal transduction pathways for environmental responses in herbaceous plants, including the identification and cloning of genes for proteins involved in signal transduction. should provide useful leads to undertake parallel studies with woody plants. Molecular mapping techniques, coupled with the availability of cloned genes from herbaceous plants, should provide shortcuts to cloning relevant genes from woody plants. The unique phenotypes of these plants can then be targeted for improvement through genetic engineering.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Gene Transfer Techniques and their relevance to Woody Plants

    Minocha, Subhash C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Selection of Marker-Free Transgenic Plants Using the Oncogenes (ipt, rol A, B, C) of Agrobacterium as Selectable Markers

    Ebinuma, Hiroyasu (et al.)

    Pages 25-46

  • Agrobacterium rhizogenes for rooting recalcitrant woody plants

    Häggman, Hely M. (et al.)

    Pages 47-78

  • Genetic Engineering of Conifers for Plantation Forestry Pinus radiata Transformation

    Walter, C. (et al.)

    Pages 79-104

  • Transformation of Picea Species

    Clapham, D. H. (et al.)

    Pages 105-118

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Biology of Woody Plants
Book Subtitle
Volume 2
Editors
  • S.M. Jain
  • S.C. Minocha
Series Title
Forestry Sciences
Series Volume
66
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-2313-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-2313-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6241-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5427-2
Series ISSN
0924-5480
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 516
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations
Topics