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About this book
About this book
Procedures for plant tissue culture have been developing from ca. 1930 onwards and are now essential in many domains of science and teaching. The use of these techniques for plant propagation only began to emerge some 40 years later. The first edition of Plant Propagation by Tissue Culture by Edwin F. George appeared in 1986. A second edition consisting of two volumes appeared in 1993 and 1996. For researchers and students, George's books have become the standard works on in vitro plant propagation.
These volumes also contain a wealth of information crucial for researchers and companies working in related areas; particularly plant breeding, genetic engineering, phytopathology, production of secondary metabolites and conservation. Scientific knowledge has expanded rapidly since the second edition and it would now be a daunting task for a single author to cover all aspects adequately. Therefore, in this third edition, topics are being covered by a number of specialists in the field. However, this edition still maintains the integration that was characteristic of the previous editions. The first volume of the new edition highlights the scientific background of in vitro propagation.
Biographical Notes on Contributors.- 1.Plant Tissue Culture Procedure - Background; E.F. George.- 2.Micropropagation: Uses and Methods; E.F. George and P.C. Debergh.- 3.The Components Of Plant Tissue Culture Media I : Macro- and Micronutrients; E.F. George and G-J. de Klerk.- 4.The Components Of Plant Tissue Culture Media II : Organic supplements, Organic Acids, Osmotic and pH Effects and Support systems; T. Thorpe, C. Stasolla, E.C. Yeung, G-J. de Klerk, A. Roberts and E.F. George.- 5.Plant Growth Regulators: Introduction I: Auxins, Their Analogues And Inhibitors; I. Machakova, E. Zazimalova and E.F. George.- 6.Plant Growth Regulators II: Cytokinins, Their Analogues And Antagonists; J. van Staden, E. Zazimalova and E.F. George.- 7.Plant Growth Regulators III: Gibberellins, Ethylene, Abscisic Acid, Their Analogues And Inhibitors; Miscellaneous Compounds; I.E. Moshkov, G.V. Novikova, M.A. Hall and E.F. George.- 8.Developmental Biology; D. Chriqui.- 9.Somatic Embryogenesis; S. Von Arnold.- 10.Adventitious Regeneration; P.B. Gahan and E.F. George.- 11.Stock Plant Physiological Factors Affecting Growth and Morphogenesis; J. Preece.- 12.Effects Of The Physical Environment; E.F. George and W. Davies.- 13.The Anatomy And Morphology Of Tissue Cultured Plants; M. Ziv and J. Chen
Handbook / Manual
500 pages, Figs, tabs
From the reviews of the third edition: "This volume is organized in 13 chapters. It is an encyclopedic text for the specialists, and the number of topics is remarkable. ! The volume is written at a high scientific level, and teaches us about many theoretical, practical and new aspects in the field of plant propagation in vitro. ! Therefore, I believe that everyone will surely find many topics of interest in this very important handbook that can be both used for reference and read for pleasure." (Ivan Iliev, Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, Vol. 93, 2008)