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Plant Propagation by Tissue Culture

Volume 1. The Background

Editors: George, Edwin F., Hall, Michael A., De Klerk, Geert-Jan (Eds.)

  • Truly encyclopaedic coverage of plant tissue culture and its applications
  • An essential work on one of the pillars of plant biotechnology
  • Merges applied aspects and basic science
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About this book

It is now more than twenty years since the first edition of this work appeared and nearly fifteen since the second. Whilst much of the information in those editions has stood the test of time, inevitably, because of the pace of research, a new edition is clearly timely. This is true, not only because many more species have been the subject of propagation studies, but because the background to the field – with which this volume deals – has changed almost out of all recognition. In particular, our knowledge of plant development, genetics physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology has expanded exponentially – often through work on mutants of Arabidopsis – and opened up many new avenues for the plant propagator to explore. Equally, the commercial significance of plant propagation has increased significantly. As an example, in the second edition there was a single chapter on plant growth regulators – in this there are three, reflecting the fact that not only is there more information on those PGRs we recognised in 1993, but that several new ones are now known. Equally, fifteen years ago we knew little of the molecular basis of plant development e. g. flower and shoot development, in this edition it has merited a whole chapter, much of which relates to discoveries in the last decade. Because of these factors, it was felt that a different approach was required for this edition.

Reviews

From the reviews of the third edition:

"This volume is organized in 13 chapters. It is an encyclopedic text for the specialists, and the number of topics is remarkable. … The volume is written at a high scientific level, and teaches us about many theoretical, practical and new aspects in the field of plant propagation in vitro. … Therefore, I believe that everyone will surely find many topics of interest in this very important handbook that can be both used for reference and read for pleasure." (Ivan Iliev, Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, Vol. 93, 2008)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Plant Tissue Culture Procedure - Background

    Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk

    Pages 1-28

  • Micropropagation: Uses and Methods

    Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk

    Pages 29-64

  • The Components of Plant Tissue Culture Media I: Macro- and Micro-Nutrients

    Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk

    Pages 65-113

  • The Components of Plant Tissue Culture Media II: Organic Additions, Osmotic and pH Effects, and Support Systems

    Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk

    Pages 115-173

  • Plant Growth Regulators I: Introduction; Auxins, their Analogues and Inhibitors

    Edwin F. George, Michael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk

    Pages 175-204

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Hardcover $369.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7252-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Propagation by Tissue Culture
Book Subtitle
Volume 1. The Background
Editors
  • Edwin F. George
  • Michael A. Hall
  • Geert-Jan De Klerk
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights In India: Panima Educational Book Agency, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5005-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5005-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5004-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7252-8
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XII, 502
Additional Information
Originally published by Exegetics, Basingstoke, UK
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