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Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants, Volume 5

Series: Forestry Sciences Volume: 59

Edited By: S Mohan Jain, Pramod K Gupta and Ronald J Newton

352 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #97543 | ISBN: 0792355539
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About this book

The rapid progress made on somatic embryogenesis and its prospects for potential applications in improving woody plants prompted us to edit this book initially in three volumes, and now to add two more volumes. The editors were all convinced that such a treatise was needed and would be extremely useful to researchers and students. This Volume 5 has been divided into four sections and contains 18 chapters. Section A contains eleven chapters covering topics such as somatic embryogenesis in Ocotea catharinensis, Tilia spp., Swiententia macrophylla, Eucalyptus grandii and E. dunni, Gnetum ula, Araujia sericifera, Aralia elata, Hoheria angustifolia, Robinia pseudoacacia, and Indian tree legumes. Section B contains three chapters dealing with somatic embryogenesis in selected fruit trees, including kiwi fruit (Actinida sp.), avocado (Persea americana), and Prunus spp. Section C comprises two chapters related to somatic embryogenesis in commercial plantation crops such as tea (Camellia sinensis) and coffee. Section D has two chapters on genetic transformation of conifers, and somatic embryos of fruit trees and grapevine. All the chapters have been peer-reviewed and revised accordingly to improve their quality.


1. Somatic Embryogenesis of Ocotea catharinensis: An Endangered Tress of the Mata Atlantica (S. Brazil); A.M. Viana, S.H. Mantell. 2. Somatic Embryogenesis in Linden (Tilia spp.); V. Chalupa. 3. Somatic Embryogenesis in Big-Leaf Mahogany (Swietentia macrophylla King); E. Maruyama, K. Ishii. 4.Somatic Embryogenesis in Eucalyptus grandis and E. dunni; M.P. Watt, et al. 5.Somatic Embryogenesis in Gnetum ula; A.C. Augustine, L. D'Souza. 6. Somatic Embryogenesis in Rosewood and Other Indian Tree Legumes; G. Lakshmi Sita. 7. Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Somatic Embryogenesis in Araujia sericifera; J.M. Torne, et al. 8. Somatic Embryogenesis from Winter Buds of 10-Year-Old Aralia elata; H.K. Moon, Y. Youn. 9. Somatic Embryogenesis in Hoheria angustifolia; H.E. Darrow, et al. 10. Somatic Embryogenesis in Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.); K.H. Han, Y.G. Park. 11. Direct Somatic Embryogenesis from Leaves of Camellia japonica; M.C. Pedroso, M.S. Pais. Section B: 12. Somatic Embryogenesis in Kiwifruit (Actinida sp.); M.M. Oliveira. 13. Somatic Embryogenesis of Avocado (ersea americana Mill.); Witjaksono, et al. 14. Somatic Embryogenesis in Prunus Species; Ph. Druart. Section C: 15. Somatic Embryogenesis in Tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze.; A. Akula, C. Akula. 16. Somatic Embryogenesis of Coffee; M. Berthouly, H. Etienne. Section D: 17. Genetic Transformation in Conifers; S.C. Minocha, R. Minocha. 18. Transformation of Somatic Embryos of Fruit Trees and Grapevine; C. Srinivasan, R. Scorza.

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