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Plant Development and Biotechnology

Edited By: Robert N Trigiano and Dennis J Gray

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #146484 | ISBN: 0849316146
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Biotechnology revolutionized traditional plant breeding programs. This rapid change produced new discussions on techniques and opportunities for commerce, as well as a fear of the unknown. Plant Development and Biotechnology addresses the major issues of the field, with chapters on broad topics written by specialists. The book applies an informal style that addresses the major aspects of development and biotechnology with minimal references, without sacrificing information or accuracy.

Divided into five primary parts, this volume explores how the field emerged from its early theoretical base to the technical discipline of today. It also covers progress being made with genetically engineered plants, providing a snapshot of the field's controversial present. Part III discusses methods for preparing media, creating solutions and dilutions, and accomplishing sterile culture work. It investigates common methods for visualizing and documenting studies, and quantifying responses of tissue culture in research.

Part IV delivers the essential foundation of plant tissue culture, introducing the three types of commonly used culture regeneration systems. Part V integrates propagation techniques with other methodologies for the modification and manipulation of germplasm.

Part VI concludes with special sections. Subjects include in vitro plant pathology, recent research into genetic and phenotypic variation, the mechanics of commercial plant production, and the importance of clean cultures and problems associated with maintaining in vitro cultures. The final chapter analyzes entrepreneurship in the field and outlines the do's and don'ts to consider when launching an enterprise.


Introduction; Dennis J. Gray and Robert N. TrigianoHISTORY OF PLANT TISSUE CULTUREHistory of Plant Tissue and Cell Culture; James D. Caponetti, Dennis J. Gray, and Robert N. TrigianoSUPPORTING METHODOLOGIESGetting Started with Tissue Culture: Media Preparation, Sterile Technique, and Laboratory Equipment; Caula A. BeylHistological Techniques; Robert N. Trigiano, Kathleen R. Malueg, Kimberly A. Pickens, Zong-Ming Cheng, and Effin T. Graham Photographic Methods for Plant Cell and Tissue Culture; Dennis J. GrayElements of In Vitro Research ; Michael E. ComptonA Brief Introduction to Plant Anatomy; Robert N. Trigiano and Dennis J. GrayPlant Growth Regulators in Plant Tissue Culture and Development; Victor P. GabSoftware and Databases as Tools for Analyzing Nucleic Acid and Protein Sequences; Zhijian T. LiMolecular Approaches to the Study of Plant Development; Albrecht G. von Arnim PROPAGATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONCEPTSShoot Culture Procedures; Michael E. KanePropagation from Nonmeristematic Tissues: Organogenesis; Otto J. Schwarz, Anjuna R. Sharma, and Robert M. Beaty Molecular Aspects of In Vitro Shoot Organogenesis; Shibo Zhang and Peggy G. LemauxPropagation from Nonmeristematic Tissues: Nonzygotic Embryogenesis; Dennis J. GraySome Developmental and Molecular Aspects of Somatic Embryogenesis (Nonzygotic Embryogenesis); Andreas Mordhorst, Erika Charbit, and Sacco C. de VriesCROP IMPROVEMENT TECHNIQUESUse of Protoplasts for Plant ImprovementRichard E. Veilleux, Michael E. Compton, and James A. SaundersHaploid Cultures; Sandra M. ReedEmbryo Rescue; Sandra M. ReedGenetic Engineering Technologies; Zhijian T. Li and Dennis J. GrayGenetically Modified Plant Controversies: Sensational Headlines versus Pragmatic Research; Harry A. Richards, Laura C. Hudson, Matthew D. Halfhill, and Charles N. Stewart, Jr.Construction and Use of a Simple Gene Gun for Particle Bombardment; Dennis J. Gray, Michael E. Compton, Ernest Hiebert, Chia Min Lin,and Victor P. GabaA Simple Illumination System for Visualizing Green Fluorescent Protein; Dennis J. Gray, Subramanian Jayasankar, and Zhijian T. LiGermplasm Preservation; Leigh E. TowillValuable Secondary Products from In Vitro Culture; Mary Ann LilaIn Vitro Plant Pathology; Subramanian Jayasankar and D. J. GraySPECIAL TOPICSVariation in Tissue Culture; Subramanian Jayasankar Commercial Laboratory Production; Gayle R. L. SuttleIndexing for Plant Pathogens; Alan C. Cassells and Barbara M. DoyleEntrepreneurship for Biotechnology Ventures: From Bench to Bag; David W. Altman

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