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Date Palm Biotechnology

By: Shri Mohan Jain(Editor), Jameel M Al-Khayri(Editor), Dennis V Johnson(Editor)

666 pages, illustrations, tables


Paperback | Nov 2014 | #224662 | ISBN-13: 9789401780599
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Hardback | Jul 2011 | #191775 | ISBN-13: 9789400713178
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This important reference book Date Palm Biotechnology is the first comprehensive resource worldwide that reflects research achievements in date palm biotechnology, documenting research events during the last four decades, current status, and future outlook. It brings together the principles and practices of contemporary date palm biotechnology.

Date Palm Biotechnology is essential for researchers, policy makers, and commercial entrepreneurs concerned with date palm. It is invaluable for date palm biotechnology students and specialists. This monumental work is written by an international team of experienced researchers from both academia and industry. Each chapter contains background knowledge related to the topic, followed by a comprehensive literature review of research methodology and results including the authors' own experience and supported with illustrative tables and photographs.

In addition to an introductory chapter, Date Palm Biotechnology consists of thirty two review chapters highlighting progress and current research status covering various aspects of date palm biotechnology in five sections: A) Discuss the research development, methodology, and commercial application of micropropagation in seven chapters, B) Deal with the research development and applications of somaclonal variation and mutation in date palm, covered in seven chapters, C) Describe the status of date palm germplasm and current techniques employed in conservation and molecular characterization are described in seven chapters, D) Address research progress made in date palm genetics and breeding in eight chapters, E) Describe up-to-date progress made in metabolites and industrial biotechnology in three chapters.



Section A: Micropropagation
1. Potential of date palm micropropagation for improving small farming systems
2. Date palm tissue culture: a pathway to rural development
3. Date palm micropropagation via somatic embryogenesis
4. Date palm micropropagation via organogenesis
5. Micropropagation of date palm using inflorescence explants
6. Bioreactors and automation in date palm micropropagation
7. Commercial date palm tissue culture procedures and facility establishment

Section B: Somaclonal Variation, Mutation and Selection
8. Somaclonal variation in date palm
9. Growth abnormalities associated with micropropagation of date palm
10. Molecular detection of somaclonal variation in date palms
11. In vitroA-- selection for abiotic stress in date palm
12. Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. albedinis toxins utilization in selecting Bayoud-resistant date palm
13. Radiation induced mutations for date palm improvement
14. Magnetic field induced biochemical and growth changes in date palm seedlings

Section C: Germplasm Biodiversity and Conservation
15. Date palm germplasm
16. In vitro conservation of date palm germplasm
17. Molecular markers in date palm
18. Biodiversity in date palm: molecular markers as indicators
19. Polymorphism and genetic relationship in date palm using molecular markers
20. Date palm genome project at the kingdom of Saudi Arabia
21. Potential of arbuscular mycorrhizal technology in date palm production

Section D: Genetics and Genetic Improvement
22. Date palm genetics and breeding
23. Development of new Moroccan selected date palm varieties resistant to Bayoud
24. Molecular markers for Bayoud disease resistance in date palm
25. Towards sex determination of date palm
26. Interspecific hybridization and embryo rescue in date palm
27. In vitro flowering of date palm
28. Date palm cell and protoplast culture
29. Transgenic date palm

Section E: Metabolites and Industrial Biotechnology
30. Secondary metabolites of date palm
31. Industrial biotechnology: date palm fruit applications
32. Date palm as a source of bioethanol producing microorganisms

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