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Now divided into three volumes, Micropropagation of Orchids Third Edition retains the exhaustive list of micropropagation protocols for many genera and updates each section to include new and/or revised information about:
- Culture media and vessels
- Techniques and procedures for both orchids which were previously cultured and for those which were not
- Plant hormones and growth regulators
- Media components
- Methods for tissue decontamination
- Historical information
- Procedures for the cultivation for plantlets which have been removed from flasks
- Sources of light and illumination methods
Written by two globally acknowledged experts in the field, the third edition of this definitive text on the micropropagation of orchids is a detailed and comprehensive collection of procedures and methods for multiplying orchids, including organ, tissue, and cell culture techniques in vitro and is intended for researchers in plant science and propagation, professional and amateur orchid growers, and plant breeding professionals. Much of the general information about techniques and procedures can be applied to plants other than orchids.
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Chapter 1: History
Chapter 2: General Outline of Techniques and Procedures
Chapter 3: Methods for Specific Genera
Chapter 4: Summary
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
Appendix 9: Media
Appendix 10: ASCII Codes
" [...] 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