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Protocols for Micropropagation of Selected Economically-Important Horticultural Plants

Handbook / Manual

Series: Methods in Molecular Biology Volume: 1013

By: Maurizio Lambardi (Editor), Elif Aylin Ozudogru (Editor), Shri Mohan Jain (Editor)

506 pages, 88 colour & 25 b/w illustrations, 63 tables

Humana Press

Hardback | Sep 2012 | #201227 | ISBN-13: 9781627030731
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Micropropagation is a reliable technology applied commercially worldwide for large-scale plant multiplication, germplasm conservation, pathogen elimination, genetic manipulations and supply of selected plants. In Protocols for Micropropagation of Selected Economically-Important Horticultural Plants, well recognised researchers in the field compile step-wise protocols for rapid plant multiplication of economically-important horticultural species.

The book contains 35 chapters, divided into four major sections. The first three sections (Section A, B and C) contain 29 micropropagation protocols of selected fruit and nut species, indoor and outdoor ornamental plants, cut flowers, and vegetables. In addition to the detailed protocols of in vitro shoot initiation, proliferation, root induction and acclimatization, chapters also include detailed information on medium preparation, explant selection and preparation. The six chapters of Section D cover specific reviews on pivotal topics, such as in vitro rejuvenation, synthetic seed technology, thermotherapy and meristem culture in banana, genetic transformation of pineapple, flower color somaclonal variation in torenia, and cryotherapy of horticultural crops.

Moreover, as a part of the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to the respective topic, lists of necessary materials, notes, and illustrative photos. Comprehensive and well-written, Protocols for Micropropagation of Selected Economically-Important Horticultural Plants offers a useful resource for horticulturists, researchers, commercial companies, plant propagators, biotechnologists and students interested in micropropagation.


1- Micropropagation of Pear (Pyrus sp.) Barbara M. Reed, Jeanine DeNoma, Sugae Wada and Joseph Postman
2- In Vitro Propagation of Jojoba Berta E. Llorente and Nancy M. Apostolo
3- In Vitro Propagation of Olive (Olea europaea L.) by Nodal Segmentation of Elongated Shoots Maurizio Lambardi, Elif Aylin Ozudogru and Romano Roncasaglia
4- Micropropagation Systems of Feijoa (Acca sellowiana (O. Berg) Burret) Miguel Pedro Guerra, Gabriela Claudia Cangahuala-Inocente, Lirio Luiz Dal Vesco, Rosete Pescador and Clarissa Alves Caprestano
5- Micropropagation of Vaccinium sp. by In Vitro Axillary Shoot Proliferation Wojciech Litwinczuk
6- In Vitro Propagation of Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) by Shoot Tip Culture Elif Aylin Ozudogru and Ergun Kaya
7- In Vitro Propagation of Persimmon (Diospyrus kaki Thunb.) Edgardo Giordani, Mar Naval and Carla Benelli
8- Micropropagation of Citrus spp. by Organogenesis and Somatic Embryogenesis Benedetta Chiancone and Maria Antonietta Germana
9- Micropropagation of Prunus Species Relevant to Cherry Fruit Production Philippe Druart
10- Micropropagation of Peach Rootstocks and Cultivars Ildiko Balla and Lucienne Mansvelt
11- Micropropagation of Rubus and Ribes spp. Ewa Dziedzic and Joanna Jagla
12- Somatic Embryogenesis for Efficient Micropropagation of Guava (Psidium gnajava L.) Nasim Akhtar
13- Micropropagation of Chokeberry by In Vitro Axillary Shoot Proliferation Wojciech Litwinczuk

14- Micropropagation of Lavandula spp Sandra Goncalves and Anabela Romano
15- In Vitro Propagation of Acacia mangium and A. mangium x A. auriculiformisOlivier Monteuuis, Antoine Galiana and Doreen Goh
16- In Vitro Propagation of Ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) by Somatic Embryogenesis Maurizio Capuana
17- Micropropagation of Paradise Tree (Melia azedarach) by In Vitro Culture of Axillary Buds Luis A. Mroginski and Hebe Y. Rey
18- In Vitro Propagation of Hydrangea spp. Barbara Ruffoni, Ermanno Sacco and Marco Savona
19- In Vitro Propagation of Fraser Photinia Using Azospirillum-Mediated Root Development Berta E. Llorente and Ezequiel E. Larraburu
20- Micropropagation of Helleborus Through Axillary Budding Margherita Beruto, Serena Viglione and Alessandro Bisignano
21- Micropropagation of Cordyline terminalis Tui Ray, Prasenjit Saha and Satyesh C. Roy
22- Micropropagation of African Violet (Saintpaulia ionantha Wendl.) Mukund Shukla, J. Alan Sullivan, S. Mohan Jain, Susan J. Murch and Praveen K. Saxena
23- Micropropagation of Iris sp. Sladana Jevremovic, Zoran Jeknic and Angelina Subotic
24- Micropropagation of Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii Bolus) Ghani Minerva and Surinder Kumar

25- Micropropagation of Onion (Allium cepa L.) from Immature Inflorescences Pablo Marinangeli
26- In Vitro Propagation of Cauliflower Using Curd Microexplants Martin Kieffer and Michael P. Fuller
27- Micropropagation of Asparagus by In Vitro Shoot Culture Natasa Stajner
28- Micropropagation and Cryopreservation of Garlic E. R. Joachim Keller and Angelika Senula
29- Micropropagation of Globe Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus L. var. scolymus) Giovanni Iapichino

30- In Vitro Rejuvenation of Woody Species Paul E. Read and Christina M. Bavougian
31- Encapsulation of In Vitro-Derived Explants: An Innovative Tool for Nurseries Alvaro Standardi and Maurizio Micheli
32- Thermotherapy, Chemotherapy and Meristem Culture in Banana Ludivine Lassois, Philippe Lepoivre, Rony Swennen, Ines Van den Houwe and Bart Panis
33- Agrobacterium-Mediated Genetic Transformation of Pineapple (Ananas comosus L., Merr.) Minal Mhatre
34- Protocol for Inducing Flower Color Somaclonal Variation in Torenia (Torenia fournieri Lind.) Duong Tan Nhut, Nguyen Thanh Hai, Pham Thi Minh Thu, Nguyen Ngoc Thi, Truong Thi Dieu Hien, Tran Trong Tuan, Nguyen Ba Nam, Nguyen Phuc Huy, Hoang Xuan Chien and S. Mohan Jain
35- Production of Pathogen-Free Horticultural Crops by Cryotherapy of In Vitro-Grown Shoot Tips Chaohong Feng, Biao Wang, Yanli Ma, Zhibo Zhang, Zhenfang Yin, Long Chen, Mingfu Li and Qiaochun Wang

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