This book covers the latest developments in somatic cell genetics and molecular genetics of trees. The main topics included in this book are regeneration by organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis, gene expression and molecular physiology, molecular markers, genome mapping, gene transfer, and biotic/abiotic stress-related molecular characterizations. The papers in this book have been contributed by experts in the above-mentioned areas.
'Overall, this book provides a comprehensive update of biotechnology in an extensive range of woody plants. It is extremely informative, well written with good illustrations and includes a wide range of strategies and techniques utilised within this field. It is essential reading for all researchers involved in forest tree biotechnology and would be highly recommended to all plant science libraries.' Plant Growth Regulation, 22 (1997)
Section I: Somatic Embryogenesis and Regeneration. 1. Clonal Propagation of Conifers Via Somatic Embryogenesis; P.K. Gupta, et al. 2. Effect of Glutamine and Osmoticum on Somatic Embryo Maturation in Norway Spruce (Picea abies) (L.) Karst; T.G. Guevin, E.G. Kirby. 3. Early Events in Somatic Embryogenesis Induction; M.C. Pedroso, et al. 4. Stability in Ploidy Level During Somatic Embryogenesis in Quercus canariensis; M.A. Bueno, et al. 5. Identification of Early Markers of Embryogenesis in Pine; H. David, et al. 6. Somatic Embryogenesis and Somaclonal Variation in Norway Spruce: Cytogenetic and Molecular Approaches; J.-L. Fourre, et al. 7. Towards Water Stress-Tolerant Poplar and Pine Trees: Molecular Biology, Transformation and Regeneration; A. Altman, et al. 8. Molecular Approaches to Maturation-Caused Decline in Adventitious Rooting in Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.); C. Diaz-Sala, et al. 9. A Comparative Study of Embryogenic and Non Embryogenic Cell Cultures in Picea abies (L.) Karts. - Identification of Mitochondrial DNA Polymorphisms and Detection of Differentially Expressed Peptides; P. du Jardin, et al. 10. Priorities for Application of Biotechnology to Plantation Improvement; R.D. Teasdale. Section II: Transformation and Gene Expression. 11. Genetic Engineering of Lignin Biosynthesis in Poplar; W. Boerjan, et al. 12. Stability and Expression of Chimeric Genes in Populus; M.R. Ahuja, M. Fladung. 13. Stable Genetic Transformation in Black Spruce and Tamarack and the Transgenic Expression of Conifer Genes; P.J. Charest, et al. 14. A Strategy for the Genetic Manipulation of English Elm; T.M. Fenning, et al. 15. Foreign Gene Expression in Pinus nigra, P. radiata and P. pinea following Particle Bombardment; M. Rey, et al. 16. Plantlet Regeneration Via Somatic Embryogenesis and Investigations on Agrobacterium tumefaciens Mediated Transformation of Oak (Quercus robur); E. Wilhelm, et al. 17. Highly Efficient Transformation and Regeneration of Transgenic Aspen Plants through Shoot-Bud Formation in Root Culture, and Transformation of Pinus halepensis; T. Tzfira, et al. 18. Expression of a Proteinase Inhibitor and a Bacillus thurigiensis d-Endotoxin in Transgenic Poplars; D. Cornu, et al. 19. Lignification Genes in Eucalyptus: Characterization, Expression and Subsequent Use for Lignin Manipulation; J. Grima-Pettenati, et al. 20. Characterization of Antisense Chalcone Synthase Transgenic Microcuttings; L. Jouanin, et al. 21. Higher Extractability of Lignin in Poplar (Populus tremula x P. alba) by Reducing Cinnamyl Alcohol Dehydrogenase; M. Baucher, et al. 22. Transgene Expression in Spruce and Poplar: From the Lab to the Field; D.D. Ellis, et al. Section III: Molecular Markers and Genome Mapping. 23. Gene Discovery in Loblolly Pine Through cDNA Sequencing; C.S. Kinlaw, et al. 24. Molecular Approaches to Study Bud Dormancy in Populus; A. Rhode, et al. (Part contents)
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