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Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants, Volume 6

Series: Forestry Sciences Volume: 67

Edited By: SM Jain, PK Gupta and RJ Newton


Hardback | Dec 2000 | #154893 | ISBN: 0792364198
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The rapid progress on somatic embryogenesis and its prospects for potential application to improving woody plants prompted us to edit this book initially in three volumes, and now an additional three more volumes. We were all convinced that such a treatise was needed and would be extremely useful to researchers and students.
This volume 6 is dedicated to Prof. Harry Waris, Helsinki, Finland, who did pioneer work on somatic embryogenesis during the time when Prof. Steward and others were actively engaged in this area. His former student Prof. Liisa Simols, University of Helsinki, Finland, has written a dedication `Harry Waris, a pioneer in somatic embryogenesis' to her teacher Prof. Waris.
This volume is divided into three sections and contains a total of 26 chapters. Section A comprises seven chapters covering topics such as: Historical insights into some contemporary problems in somatic embryogenesis (SE); Thin cell layer for somatic embryogenesis induction in woody trees; SE in tropical fruit and forest trees; SE in fruit and forest arid trees; Status of SE in Indian forest trees; SE research in fruit trees in India; Applications of SE for the improvement of tropical fruit trees.
Section B comprises 15 chapters, dealing with: SE in oil palm, hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.), pistachio (Pistacia vera L.), Araucaria angustifolia, Quercus suber, Aspidosperma polyneuron, Acacia senegal, Simmondsia chiensis, Cupressus sempervirens, pecan (Carya illinoinensis), rattan (Calamus spp.), tamarillo (Cyphomandra betacea, longan (Dimocarpus longan Lor.), Aegle marmelos, and Euonymus europaeus.
Section C comprises three chapters related to cryo-storage of citrus, conifers and rubber.
All the chapters have been peer-reviewed and revised accordingly to improve the quality of the chapters.


Section A. Dedication: Harry Waris, a pioneer in somatic embryogenesis; L. Simola. 1. Historical insights into some contemporary problems in somatic embryogenesis; A.D. Krikorian. 2. Current status of thin layer method for the induction of organogenesis or somatic embryogenesis in woody trees; K.T. Thanh Van, B. Van Le. 3. Somatic embryogenesis in tropical fruit trees; N. Akhtar, et al. 4. Somatic embryogenesis in fruit and forest trees of arid zone; R.R. Bhansali, M. Singh. 5. Status of somatic embryogenesis in Indian forest trees; P.S. Rao, et al. 6. Somatic embryogenesis research of fruit trees in India; R. Nadgauda, et al. 7. Applications of somatic embryogenesis for the improvement of tropical fruit trees; N. Akhtar, S.M. Jain. Section B. 8. Somatic embryogenesis in oil palm; A. Rival. 9. Applied and basic studies on somatic embryogenesis in hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.); R. Rodriguez, et al. 10. Somatic embryogenesis in Pistachio (Pistacia vera L.); A. Onay, C.E. Jeffree. 11. Somatic embryogenesis in pecan (Carya illinoinensis); H.Y. Wetzstein, et al. 12. Somatic embryogenesis in longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour.); Z. Lai, et al. 13. Somatic embryogenesis induction in tamarillo (Cyphomandra betacea); M.L. Lopes, et al. 14. Somatic embryogenesis in Araucaria angustifolia (Bert) O. Ktze; M.P. Guerra, et al. 15. Somatic and gametic embryogenesis in Quercus suber L.; M.A. Bueno, et al. 16. Somatic embryogenesis in Aspidosperma polyneuron Mull. Arg; L.L.F. Ribas, et al. 17. Somatic embryogenesis in a leguminous tree- Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.; S. Shahana, S.C. Gupta. 18. Somatic embryogenesis in cypress (Cupressus sempervirens L.); M. Lambardi. 19. Somatic embryogenesis in rattan (Calamus spp.); D.K.S. Goh, et al. 20. Somatic embryogenesis in jojoba (Simmondsia chiensis); V. Agrawal, et al. 21. Somatic embryogenesis in Aegle marmelos (L.) corr., a medicinal tress; A. Arumugam, M.V. Rao. 22. Environmental and biochemical factors controlling the in vitro emergence of somatic embryos European spindle tree (Euonymus europaeus L.); L.M. Bonneau. 23. Somatic embryogenesis in Quercus acutissima; K.Y. Wook. Section C. 24. Cryostorage of Citrus embryogenic cultures; R.M. Perez. 25. Cryopreservation of embryogenic cultures of conifers; H.M. Haggman, et al. 26. Cryopreservation of embryogenic calli of Heavea brasiliensis; F. Engelman, H. Etienne.

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