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Thidiazuron: From Urea Derivative to Plant Growth Regulator

Editors: Ahmad, Naseem, Faisal, Mohammad (Eds.)

  • Elaborates on the role of TDZ in plant tissue culture, including propagation, somatic embryogenesis and genetic engineering of various recalcitrant species
  • Includes topics of interest  for the researchers as the mechanism of action of TDZ
  • Emphasizes on various DNA based molecular methods (RAPD, SSR, ISSR, DAMD) used to evaluate genetic homogeneity of tissue culture raised plants
  • Explains the production of certified plants at commercial level which can be used in pharmaceuticals industries and other agro-forestry systems
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Plant biotechnology is a most interesting branch for academicians and researchers in recent past. Now days, it becomes a very useful tool in agriculture and medicine and is regarded as a popular area of research especially in biological sciences because it makes an integral use of biochemistry, molecular biology and engineering sciences in order to achieve technological application of cultured tissues, cell and microbes.

Plant tissue culture (PTC) refers to a technique of cultivation of plant cells and other parts on artificial nutrient medium in controlled environment under aseptic conditions. PTC requires various nutrients, pH, carbon source, gelling agent, temperature, photoperiod, humidity etc. and most importantly the judicious use of plant growth regulators. Various natural, adenine and phenyl urea derivatives are employed for the induction and proliferation of different types of explants. Several phenyl urea derivatives were evaluated and it was observed that thidiazuron (n-phenyl-N”-1,2,3- thidiazol-5-ulurea) was found to be the most active among the plant growth regulators. Thidiazuron (TDZ) was initially developed as a cotton defoliant and showed high cytokinin like activity. In some examples, its activity was 100 times more than BA in tobacco callus assay and produces more number of shoots in cultures than Zeatin and 2iP. TDZ also showed major breakthrough in tissue culture of various recalcitrant legumes and woody species. For the last two decades, number of laboratories has been working on TDZ with different aspect and number of publications has come out. To the best of our knowledge, there is no comprehensive edited volume on this particular topic. Hence th,e edited volume is a deed to consolidate the scattered information on role of TDZ in plant tissue culture and genetic manipulations that would hopefully prove informative to various researches.

Thidiazuron: From Urea Derivative to Plant Growth Regulator compiles various aspects of TDZ in Plant Tissue Culture with profitable implications. The book will provides basic material for academicians and researchers who want to initiate work in this fascinating area of research.

The book will contain 26 chapters compiled by International dignitaries and thus giving a holistic view to the edited volume.

About the authors

Dr. Naseem Ahmad is working as Assistant Professor in the D/o Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (UP) India. He has also worked as Young Scientist and has more than 8 years of experience in Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular Biology. Published about 39 research papers, 01 edited Book entitled “Plant Tissue Culture: Propagation, Conservation and Crop Improvement” (Springer; 2016). He holds Life Membership of many Learned/ Scientific Societies and is a Fellow of Indian Botanical Society (FBS). He is recipient of  “Yuva Vaigiyanik Samman (2009), CST, UP; Young Scientist (2010) by NESA, N. Delhi; Rashtriya Gaurav Award (2015) by IIFS, N. Delhi and Young Scientist (2015) by  IFEE, Kolkata.  He was also a Senior Research Fellow (SRF) of CSIR, N. Delhi.

Dr. Mohammad Faisal has over 10 years of research experience in Plant Biotechnology currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Botany & Microbiology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He received his PhD degree in Botany from the Aligarh Muslim University, India.He has been the recipient of Plant Biotechnologist Award-2017 by SESR, India and Scientist of the Year Award-2015 by NESA and several National and International fellowships.He holds membership of several academic bodies/societies and Fellow of the SESR.He has published over 64 research articles, 3 book chapters and 2 books and his articles have been cited over 1395 times with Google h index of 23. He is in the editorial board of the several journals.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Thidiazuron: Modulator of Morphogenesis In Vitro

    Dinani, Elham Tavakouli (et al.)

    Pages 1-36

  • TDZ: Mode of Action, Use and Potential in Agriculture

    Nisler, Jaroslav

    Pages 37-59

  • TDZ-Induced Morphogenesis Pathways in Woody Plant Culture

    Novikova, Tatyana I. (et al.)

    Pages 61-94

  • Thidiazuron in Micropropagation of Aroid Plants

    Chen, Jianjun (et al.)

    Pages 95-113

  • Use of TDZ for Micropropagation of Some Mediterranean Crop Species

    Mazri, Mouaad Amine (et al.)

    Pages 115-137

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8004-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-8003-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thidiazuron: From Urea Derivative to Plant Growth Regulator
Editors
  • Naseem Ahmad
  • Mohammad Faisal
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8004-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8004-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8003-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 491
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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