The Gentianaceae, Volume 2, the second of two volumes on the Gentianaceae, is devoted to aspects of biotechnology and their applications. It consists of 18 chapters and covers micropropagation by means of organogenesis or somatic embryogenesis, and single cell manipulation of various species belonging to the horticultural genera Blakstonia, Centaurium, Gentiana, Gentianalla and Swertia. Furthermore, the application of somatic cell hybridization, haploidization and genetic variation arising from tissue and organ culture for the production of plants with new horticultural traits, such as new flower colors or sizes, or with special pharmaceutical values, is treated in detail. Also discussed are molecular markers that facilitate breeding and cultivar identification, the preservation of genetic resources by cryopreservation, the postharvest physiology of cut Gentian flowers and potted plants, and different analytical methods for the evaluation of Gentians as sources of secondary metabolites, such as xanthones and flavonoids, secoiridoids and C-glucoflavonoids, and their positive impacts on human health.
The Gentianaceae, Volume 2 as well as the companion book The Gentianaceae, Volume 1: Characterization and Ecology will serve as key reference works for scientists and students in the fields of botany, plant breeding, biotechnology and horticulture, as well as professional gardeners.
1 Systems of plant regeneration in gentian in vitro cultures; Jan J. Rybczyński , Michael R Davey , Karolina Tomiczak, Agnieszka Niedziela, Anna Mikula
2 In vitro manipulation and propagation of Gentiana L. species from the Ukrainian flora; Nadia M. Drobyk, Lyudmyla R. Hrytsak, Vitaliy M. Mel'nyk, Lyudmyla B. Kravets, Iryna I. Konvalyuk, Maryanna O. Twardovska, Victor A. Kunakh
3 In vitro studies and biotechnology of Taiwan native species of family Gentianaceae; Hsin-Sheng Tsay, Sushim Kumar Gupta, Shih-Hung Huang, Chao-Lin Kuo, Fu Shin Chuen, Hung-Chi Chang
4 Biotechnology and phytochemistry of Gentianella species from the central regions of the Balkan Peninsula; Dijana Krstić-Milošević, Branka Vinterhalter, Teodora Janković, Dragan Vinterhalter
5 The role of arabinogalactan proteins in Centaurium erythraea Rafn morphogenesis in vitro; Milana Trifunović, Angelina Subotić, Marija Petrić, Sladjana Jevremović
6 Somatic embryogenesis in long-term cultures of Gentiana lutea L. in the presence of osmotic stress; Irina Holobiuc
7 Protoplast culture and somatic cell hybridization of gentians; Karolina Tomiczak, Anna Mikuła, J. Rybczyński
8 Haploid and doubled haploid plants production in gentian (Gentiana spp.); Hisako Doi and Yoshihito Takahata
9 Genetic variation induced by tissue and organ culture in Gentiana species; Victor A. Kunakh, Vitaliy M. Mel'nyk, Nadia.M. Drobyk, Ivan O. Andreev, Katarina.V. Spiridonova, Maryanna.O. Twardovska, Iryna.I. Konvalyuk, Victor I. Adonin
10 Molecular breeding of Japanese gentians - Applications of genetic transformation, metabolome analyses, and genetic markers; Masahiro Nishihara, Kei-Ichiro Mishiba, Tomohiro Imamura, Hideyuki Takahashi, Takashi Nakatsuka
11 Cryopreservation of Gentianaceae: trends and applications; Anna Mikuła, Karolina Tomiczak, Lucyna Domżalska, Jan J. Rybczyński
12 Postharvest physiology of flowers from family Gentianaceae; Fisun G. Çelikel
13 Tissue and organ cultures of gentians as potential sources of xanthones and flavonoids; Nadia M. Drobyk, Vitaliy M. Mel'nyk, Maryana O. Twardovska, Iryna I. Konvalyuk, Viktor A. Kunakh
14 Bioactive secondary metabolites in several genera of the Gentianaceae species from the central region of Balkan Peninsula; Katarina Šavikin, Ivana S. Aljančić, Vlatka E. Vajs, Slobodan M. Milosavljević, Milka Jadranin, Iris Đorđević, Nebojša R. Menković
15 Profiling, isolation, chemical characterisation and distribution of Gentianaceae constituents; Jean-Luc Wolfender, Aurélie Urbain, Kurt Hostettmann
16 Phytochemistry and Biotechnological Approches; Ewa Skrzypczak-Pietraszek
17 Gentianae radix; Waldemar Buchwald, Paweł Ł. Mikołajczak
18 Gentians used in South America as antimalarial agents; Renata Braga Souza Lima, Gina Frausin, Stacy Brody, Lena Struwe, Adrian Martin Pohlit
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