Edited By: M Laimer and W Rücker
150 pages, 70 Illus
In 2002 the 100th anniversary of the publication on "Culturversuche mit isolierten Pflanzenzellen" by Gottlieb Haberlandt was celebrated. Haberlandt's vision of the totipotency of plant cells represents the actual beginning of tissue culture. This book pays homage to a great Austrian scientist and the further development of his ideas. The first part of the book contains a facsimile of the original paper which is a true artistic masterpiece and its first translation into English from 1969. The second and third parts describe Haberlandt's life and work and early historical aspects of the development of plant tissue culture.The fourth part of the book contains an overview of important topics of plant tissue culture with the most promising areas of application to date and an outlook into the future. Areas range from micropropagation, production of pharmaceutically interesting compounds, plant breeding, genetic engineering of crop plants, including trees, and cryopreservation of valuable germplasm.
Original publications: Culturversuche mit isolierten Pflanzenzellen (G. Haberlandt); Plant cell and tissue cultures: The role of Haberlandt (A. D. Krikorian/D. L. Berquam).- Gottlieb Haberlandt: the man and the scientist: G. Haberlandt (1854?1945): a portrait (O. Hartel); Cellular ?elementary organisms? in vitro: The early vision of Gottlieb Haberlandt and its realization (E. Hoxtermann).- Early developments of plant tissue culture: The developmental potentials of isolated mesophyll cells and protoplasts (H. W. Kohlenbach); Plant tissue culture: the history (R. J. Gautheret).- Applications of plant tissue culture: Micropropagation of ornamental plants (W. Preil); The in-vitro conservation of valuable genetic resources (G. Mix-Wagner/H. M. Schumacher); Production of natural products by plant cell biotechnology: results, problems and perspectives (A. W. Alfermann/M. Petersen/E. Fuss); Genetic engineering technology against malnutrition (P. Lucca, I. Potrykus); Somatic embryogenesis ? the gate to biotechnology in conifers (K. Zoglauer et al.); Tissue culture of broad-leafed forest tree species (E. Wilhelm); The development of transformation of temperate woody fruit crops (M. Laimer).- Colored figures
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