Trees: Propagation and Conservation

Biotechnological Approaches for Propagation of a Multipurpose Tree, Balanites aegyptiaca Del.

Authors: Varshney, Ankita, Anis, Mohammad

  • Includes ecology and conservation, tree anatomy and evolution, pathology and propagation
  • Includes synseed techniques on how to preserve the elite germplasm of the woody species
  • Emphasizes on molecular marker system to confirm the clonal integrity of the tree species for their large production in industrial and pharmaceutical uses
  • Describes numerous methods for in vitro propagation and quality protocols that help the reader to execute the experiments quickly
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About this book

Plant tissue culture is an essential component of Biotechnology which has gained unbeatable recognition in plant sciences for successful micropropagation and improvement of plant species, leading to the commercial application. A number of plant species have been investigated around the globe. This book presents current research on the application of in vitro technology in the improvement of Balanites aegyptiaca Del., a medicinal plant of semi-arid tropics. The worldwide importance of forestry, summed to the lengthy generation cycles of tree species, makes unavoidable development of new technologies that complement conventional tree breeding programmes in order to obtain improved genotypes. Recently, a new set of tools has become available in the past 20 years that combined with traditional plant breeding will allow scientists to generate products that are genetically improved varieties of the future. These set of tools come under the general title of ‘Biotechnology’. The three specific biotechnological tools have been successfully used in several programmes of plant conservation, namely, tissue culture techniques for in vitro propagation, the use of molecular markers to assess the degree of variability among population and techniques of long-term conservation such as encapsulation and cryopreservation. Plant tissue culture techniques are particularly relevant and become an alternative not only for large scale propagation of individuals that are threatened, reduce production costs and increase gains to the industry, but also to provide ecological advantages as in phytoremediation or in the establishment of artificial plantings in weed infested site. The book gives a complete documentation of the results and demonstration of Balanites aegyptiaca conducted by the authors over the past 5 years. The end-to-end approach developed through plant tissue culture techniques is reflected in the book and there has been a successful transfer of technology from lab to field. The authors hope that this information would provide valuable data and also be a reference material for future research activities in this area.

About the authors

Ankita Varshney obtained her Ph.D. degree in Botany (Plant Biotechnology) in 2012 from the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. Currently, she is working as a Young Scientist under DST-FAST TRACK scheme. Earlier, she worked as Research Associate of CSIR, New Delhi. She has published 10 research papers in journals of national and international repute. Her research focuses on in vitro regeneration, biochemical and molecular characterization of medicinal plants.

Mohammad Anis is a Professor and a Former Chairman in the Department of Botany at the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He has 26 years of teaching and research experience in cytogenetics, plant tissue culture and morphogenesis. He has published more than 150 research papers in journals of national and international repute. His current research focuses on morphogenesis and in vitro propagation of medicinal and woody plant species. He has been a Programme Coordinator of DST-FIST, DBT-HRD and UGC-DRS-I projects in the department. He has been conferred with “Vigyan Ratan Samman-2010” by the U.P. Council of Science and Technology.

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Hardcover $189.00
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Softcover $189.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-81-322-2934-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trees: Propagation and Conservation
Book Subtitle
Biotechnological Approaches for Propagation of a Multipurpose Tree, Balanites aegyptiaca Del.
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1701-5
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1701-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-1700-8
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-2934-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 116
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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