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Micropropagation of Woody Plants

Series: Forestry Sciences Volume: 41

Edited By: MR Ahuja


Hardback | Dec 1992 | #23539 | ISBN: 0792318072
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This volume covers recent advances in the vegetative propagation of woody plants by tissue culture. A wide range of topics relevant to micropropagation of woody plants are discussed by renowned international scientists. These include cellular control of morphogenesis, light regimes in tissue culture, maturation and rejuvenation, synthetic seed, genetics of micropropagated plants, haploid embryogenesis, protoplast culture, and acclimatization of ex vitro woody plants. In addition to micropropagation of selected woody plants, both gymnosperms and angiosperms, this volume also includes in vitro genetic selection, strategic planning for application of biotechnolgy for genetics and breeding, and clonal options for woody plant improvement. A balanced view of both perspectives and limitations of woody plant micropropagation is presented.


Part 1 Fundamentals: micropropagation a la carte, M.R. Ahuja; cellular control of morphogenesis, T.A. Thorpe and P.P.Kumar; light regimes used in conifer tissue culture, D.D. Ellis and D.T. Webb; haploid embryogenesis in trees, P. von Aderkas and M.D. Dawkins; advances in the protoplast culture of woody plants, J.A.Russell; maturation and rejuvenation in woody species, W.P. Hackett and J.R. Murray; synthetic seeds in forest trees, P.K. Gupta and M. Kreitlinger; genetics of micropropagated woody plants, R.M. Skirvin et al; acclimatization strategies for micropropagated plants, D.J. Donnelly and L. Tisdall. Part 2 Micropropagation: propagation in vitro of apple, O.P. Jones; regeneration and germplasm preservation in aspen-populus, M.R. Ahuja; in vitro culture of pure species non-aspen poplars, S.G. Ernst; clonal propagation in non-aspen poplar hybrids, Young Woo Chun; micropropagation of birch, M. Welander; micropropagation of teak, A.F. Mascarenhas et al; micropropagation of eucalyptus, G. Lakshmi Sita; in vitro culture of liriodendron tulipifera, S.A. Merkle et al; micropropagation of nitrogen-fixing trees, V. Dhawan; micropropagation of sandalwood (santalum album L.) and mulberry (morus indica L.), P.S. Rao and V.A. Bapat; micropropagation of pinus sylvestris, J. Zel; improved aseptic germination and controlled growth for micropropagation of palms, P.S. Rao and T.R. Ganapathi. Part 3 Tree improvement: micropropagation and clonal options in forestry, W.J. Libby and M.R. Ahuja; in vitro genetic selection for woody plant improvement, C.H. Michler; conifer micropropagation - its function in tree improvement programs, Y.S. Park and J.M. Bonga; use of biotechnology for tree improvement in populus, M.E. Ostry and C. H. Michler; strategic planning for applying biotechnology to woody plant genetics and breeding, B.E. Haissing and D.E. Riemenschneider.

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