The key technology for biomass production of woody species is propagation via micropropagation. Recent development of in vitro culture techniques has made it possible to commercially propagate useful trees, both forest and fruit trees. In this book comprehensive information is provided on micropropagation of economically important forest and fruit trees, which is usually available in scattered literature. Topics cover a wide range, from tropical forest and fruit trees for paper or food supply, to Prunus species for local craft bark production. Micropropagation of Fagus, Eucalyptus, Acacia, Aegle and fruit trees such as grapevine, bananas, apples, avocado, papaya, pistachio, olive, kiwifruit, litchi, and tea is described. General subjects on light quality, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, pathogen elimination, molecular markers, bioreactor, photoautotrophism, thin cell layer and in vitro germplasm conservation are also described.
Preface. Section A:- 1. Effects of light quality on micropropagation of woody species; M. Stefano, M. Rosario. 2. Propagation and DNA markers characterization of Populus tremula L. and Populus alba L.; M. Angeles Bueno, A. Gomez, J.A. Manzanera. 3. Molecular DNA marker analysis to assess the genetic fidelity of micropropagated woody plants; V. Rani, S.N. Raina. 4. Micropropagation of woody trees and fruits: Pathogen elimination and contamination management; A.C. Cassells, E.A. O'Herlihy. 5. Beneficial influences of Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi on the micropropagation of woody and fruit frees; J. Taylor, L.A. Harrier. Section B:- 6. Micropropagation of tropical woody species; A.P.M. Rodriguez, W.A. Vendrame. 7. Micropropagation of Fagus spp.; A.M. Vieitez, M.C. San-Jose, M.C. Sanchez, A. Ballester. 8. Micropropagation of Eucalyptus; M.P.Watt, F.C. Blakeway, M.E.O. Mokotedi, S.M. Jain. 9. Micropropagation of Acacia species; M. Quoirin. 10. In vitro propagation of Aegle marmelos (L) Corr., a medicinal tree; S. Arumugam, A.S. Rao, M.V. Rao. Section C:- 11. Micropropagation of the grapevine (Vitis spp.); A. Bouquet, L. Torregrosa. 12. Micropropagation of bananas; K. Matsumoto, S.P. da Silva Neto. 13. Micropropagation of arid zone fruit frees of India; R. Raj Bhansali, M. Singh. 14. Micropropagation of apples (Malus sp.); Ph. Druart. 15. Micropropagation of small fruits; S.C. Debnath. 16. Micropropagation of Prunus sargentii Rehder and P. verecunda (Koidz) Koche; Y. Sasaki. 17. Micropropagation of avocado (Persea americana Mill.); A. Barcelo-Munoz, F. Pliego-Alfaro. 18. Micropropagation of Carica papaya and related species; R. Drew. 19. Micropropagation of Pistachio; A. Onay. 20. Micropropagation of Citrus; F. Carimi, F. De Pasquale. 21. Micropropagation of olive (Olea europaea L.); M. Lambardi, E. Rugini. 22. Micropropagation of kiwifruit (Actinidia spp.); E. Rugini, P. Gutierrez-Pesce. 23. Micropropagation of tea (Camellia sinensis L.); T.K. Mondal. 24. Micropropagation of litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.); N. Bhalla- Sarin, U.S. Prasad, A.S. Kantharajah, S.M. Jain. Section D:- 25. Micropropagation of woody plants using bioreactor; Paek Kee Yoeup, D. Chakrabarty. 26. Photoautotrophic micropropagation of woody and tropicai plants; T. Kozai, Q.T. Nguyen. 27. Thin cell layer (TCL) morphogenesis as a powerful tool in woody plant and fruit crop micropropagation and biotechnology, floral genetics and genetic transformation; D.T. Nhut, J.A. Teixeira da Silva, B.V. Le, K. Tran Thanh Van. 28. Application of tissue culture to the germplasm conservation of temperate broad-leaf trees; M. Lambardi, A. Dr Carlo.
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