Working with Ferns

Issues and Applications

Editors: Fernández, Helena, Kumar, Ashwani, Revilla, Angeles (Eds.)

  • Features the most recent research findings rather than taking a traditional perspective
  • Collected articles in this volume incorporate most of the latest techniques now routinely used to resolve traditional questions.
  • Offers a selection of chapters, each composed by experts in their field
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Ferns existing today represent a genetic inheritance of great value as they include species of ancient vascular plants, which have direct connection with the crucial steps done in the past for settling life on Earth. Their life cycle is an example of alternation of generations, in which both a multicellular diploid organism and a multicellular haploid organism occur and give rise to the other. Spore, gametophyte and sporophyte have been studied either for basic and practical purposes. In the first case, they offer us simple and easy to grow experimental systems to investigate on plant development, and secondly, they are culture by their ornamental appeal, their environmental benefit or as source of metabolites. This timely volume brings a selection of chapters, each one composed by experts in their respective fields. The chapters included cover a broad range from the knowledge of its biology and contribution to understanding of plant development, useful protocols for propagation and conservation purposes, genetic variability as well as environmental and theurapeutical applications. This wide spectrum of the contributions gives to reader a rapid idea of the enormous potential of this plant group. The originality of this book is to expose the most recent tendencies in their investigation, which is far from the traditional perspective usually followed. The collected articles in this volume incorporate most of novel techniques used nowadays routinely to resolve traditional questions. Ashwani Kumar Professor, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. The author’s repertoire of published works spreads across 150 research articles in various national and international journals. He has an experience of over three decades in his field of research, namely, tissue culture and biochemistry, being awarded with prestigeous V. Puri Medal in 2008 for his services to advancement of Botany. Helena Fernández Associate Professor, Department of Biology of Organisms and Systems, Oviedo University, Spain. Her research focuses on micropropagation and reproduction in ferns during the two last decades. In 2002 she obtained the award “Ramón y Cajal” by The Ministry of Science and Technology, being engaged to the Oviedo University as tenurer, full time, in the Area of Plant Physiology since then. M. Angeles Revilla Plant Physioloy Assistant Professor in the Biology Faculty at the Oviedo University (Spain) since 1987. Twenty years experience in plant tissue culture. She has also worked in cryopreservation and genetic stability for the last ten years, mainly in the development of protocols for in vitro shoot apices in agronomic species.

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Ashwani Kumar Professor, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. The author’s repertoire of published works spreads across 150 research articles in various national and international journals. He has an experience of over three decades in his field of research, namely, tissue culture and biochemistry, being awarded with prestigeous V. Puri Medal in 2008 for his services to advancement of Botany. Helena Fernández Associate Professor, Department of Biology of Organisms and Systems, Oviedo University, Spain. Her research focuses on micropropagation and reproduction in ferns during the two last decades. In 2002 she obtained the award “Ramón y Cajal” by The Ministry of Science and Technology, being engaged to the Oviedo University as tenurer, full time, in the Area of Plant Physiology since then. M. Angeles Revilla Plant Physioloy Assistant Professor in the Biology Faculty at the Oviedo University (Spain) since 1987. Twenty years experience in plant tissue culture. She has also worked in cryopreservation and genetic stability for the last ten years, mainly in the development of protocols for in vitro shoot apices in agronomic species.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fernández, H.

    Pages 1-8

  • Cellular, Molecular, and Genetic Changes During the Development of Ceratopteris richardii Gametophytes

    Salmi, Mari L. (et al.)

    Pages 11-24

  • Laboratory-Induced Apogamy and Apospory in Ceratopteris richardii

    Cordle, Angela R. (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • Sexual Reproduction in Ferns

    Menéndez, V. (et al.)

    Pages 37-48

  • Gibberellic Acid and Ethylene Control Male Sex Determination and Development of Anemia phyllitidis Gametophytes

    Kaźmierczak, Andrzej

    Pages 49-65

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Hardcover $289.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Working with Ferns
Book Subtitle
Issues and Applications
Editors
  • Helena Fernández
  • Ashwani Kumar
  • Angeles Revilla
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7162-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7162-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7161-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8131-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 386
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