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Synthetic Seeds

Germplasm Regeneration, Preservation and Prospects

Editors: Faisal, Mohammad, Alatar, Abdulrahman A. (Eds.)

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  • Offers a timely introduction to synthetic seed production
  • Written by respected international experts
  • Includes a wealth of case studies 
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This book introduces the reader to synthetic or artificial seeds, which refer to alginate encapsulated somatic embryos, vegetative buds or any other micropropagules that can be used as seeds and converted into plantlets after propagating under in vitro or in vivo conditions. Moreover, synthetic seeds retain their potential for regeneration even after low-temperature storage.

The production of synthetic or artificial seeds using micropropagules opens up new vistas in agricultural biotechnology. Encapsulated propagules could be used for in vitro regeneration and mass multiplication at reasonable cost. In addition, these propagules may be used for germplasm preservation of elite plant species and the exchange of plant materials between national and international laboratories. This book offers state-of-the-art findings on methods, applications and prospects of synthetic or artificial seeds.



About the authors

Dr. Mohammad Faisal has over 12 years of research experience in Plant Biotechnology and is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Botany & Microbiology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He received the Plant Biotechnologist Award from the SESR, India (2017), the Scientist of the Year Award-2015 from NESA (2015), and several national and international fellowships. He is a member of several academic bodies/societies and Fellow of the SESR. He has published over 70 research articles, 3 book chapters and 4 books, and serves on the editorial board of several reputed journals. 

Dr. Abdulrahman Alatar is a Professor at the Department of Botany & Microbiology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is also serving as a consultant for human resources and management at the Ministry of Higher Education, Saud Arabia. He has been the PI and Co-I on various projects. Further, he has published more than 60 scientific articles and 2 books.​

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • An Introduction to Synthetic Seeds: Production, Techniques, and Applications

    Pages 1-20

    Qahtan, Ahmad A. (et al.)

  • Synthetic Seeds: Relevance to Endangered Germplasm Conservation In Vitro

    Pages 21-60

    Saxena, Akansha (et al.)

  • Synseed: A New Trend in Seed Technology

    Pages 61-75

    Yücesan, Buhara

  • Synthetic Seeds: An Alternative Approach for Clonal Propagation to Avoiding the Heterozygosity Problem of Natural Botanical Seeds

    Pages 77-112

    Ghosh, Biswajit (et al.)

  • Insight View of Topical Trends on Synthetic Seeds of Rare and Endangered Plant Species and Its Future Prospects

    Pages 113-154

    Nandini, B. (et al.)

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eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24631-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-24630-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Synthetic Seeds
Book Subtitle
Germplasm Regeneration, Preservation and Prospects
Editors
  • Mohammad Faisal
  • Abdulrahman A. Alatar
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24631-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24631-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24630-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 482
Number of Illustrations
36 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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