1560 pages, 500 b/w illustrations
This greatly expanded and updated edition of a classic reference work comprises two volumes offering a compendium of methods for multiplying orchids through micropropagation.
- A detailed collection of procedures and methods for multiplying orchids, including organ, tissue, and cell culture techniques in vitro
- Presents classic techniques that have been in the forefront of orchid propagation since they were first developed in 1949
- Detailed procedures are appended with tables and complete recipes for a large number of culture media
- Includes many illustrations, chemical formulas, historical vignettes, and seldom seen illustrations of people, orchids, apparatus and tools
" [...] an excellent resource like its predecessor, [...] both informative and captivating, and served as a reminder of why we go to such extremes in our quest to propagate these plants. [...] The book lives up to its billing as a useful resource strictly dedicated to micropropagation [...] .Secure a copy for your personal library before it is out of print once and for all."
– American Orchid Society, 2009
" [...] in the sense of its universal value and importance, this Second Edition will undoubtedly be considered a classic, if only because it will serve as a sole and invaluable resource on the subject."
– Plant Science Bulletin, 2009
"It contains a great amount of information including the most up to date scientific results. Micropropagation of Orchids, 2nd edition, is a valuable book of reference for people working in the area of orchid cultivation and for all who are enthusiastic with orchids."
– Thaiszia Journal of Botany, 2010
"This title comes as two separate hardcover volumes, attractively housed together within a 5-sided cardboard casing that matches the volume covers. This second edition expands and updates material registered in the first edition, which was published in 1993 by Wiley and Sons and covered orchid micropropagation methods published between 1974 and 1990 within 682 pages. The second edition boasts another 878 pages, accounting for the large increase in methods published across the years 1990 and 2000. Reviewers' comments indicate that this publication continues to be a primary resource for this discipline."
– Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 2010
"My minor worries do not stop me wholeheartedly recommending people actively involved in orchid micropropagation and institutional librarians to purchase the second edition of what will, I am sure, be the standard work on the subject for years to come."
– Annals of Botany, April 2010
Preface to the First Edition
Origins of Orchid Micropropagation
Culture of Tissues and Organs
First Micropropagation of Orchids
The Second Aseptic Culture of an Orchid Explant
Plant Diseases and Meristems
The Third Aseptic Culture of an Orchid Explant
The Fourth Aseptic Culture of an Orchid Explant
Who Pioneered Micropropagation?
Flower Buds, Flowers, Floral Segments, and Reproductive Organs
Theft in Vitro
Darkening of Culture Media
Cell and Protoplast Culture
Flowering in Vitro
2. General Outline of Techniques and Procedures
State of the Medium
Preparation of the Medium
Placing Plant Material in Culture
Enzymes for Protoplast Isolation
3. Methods for Specific Genera
Applications of Orchid Tissue Culture
Negative Aspects of Micropropagation
Appendix 1: General Information on Supplies, Equipment, Terms, and Reagents
Appendix 2: Sources of Supplies and Equipment
Appendix 3: Some Sites of Interest on the World Wide Web
Appendix 4: Light
Appendix 5: Formulary
Appendix 6: Atomic Weights, Concentrations, Exponents, Greek and Roman Letters, Ions, Measurements, Molecular Weights, Prefixes, Valences, Units, and Solutions
Appendix 7: Additional Information
Appendix 8: Plant Preservative Mixture
Title Page of the First Editio
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Dr Joseph Arditti majored in floriculture as an undergraduate and received his doctorate from the University of Southern California in 1965. After serving as a lecturer for one year at the University of Southern California, he accepted a faculty position at the University of California, Irvine in 1966 where he taught General Botany, Horticulture, and Plant Physiology while engaging in research on various aspects of orchid biology in the US, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Dr Arditti retired in 2001 and is now Professor Emeritus. He continues to write and travel worldwide to lecture at scientific meetings and to orchid groups. He is acknowledged to be one of the world's leading experts on orchid biology and propagation.