Applications of Biotechnology in Forestry and Horticulture

  • Vibha Dhawan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Current Status of Forestry

  3. Applications of Tissue Culture in Forestry and Horticulture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Keith Redenbaugh, Steven E. Ruzin
      Pages 57-71
    3. A. F. Mascarenhas, S. S. Khuspe, R. S. Nadgauda, P. K. Gupta, E. M. Muralidharan, B. M. Khan
      Pages 73-86
    4. S. Bhaskaran, V. R. Prabhudesai
      Pages 87-107
    5. V. A. Bapat, P. S. Rao
      Pages 145-156
    6. Nirmala Amatya, S. B. Rajbhandary
      Pages 157-163
  4. Commercial Exploitation of Tissue Culture in Horticulture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. L. J. Maene
      Pages 231-243
    3. Uthai Charanasri
      Pages 245-247
    4. R. D. Lai, P. Mohan Kumar
      Pages 257-263
    5. R. K. Pachauri, Vibha Dhawan
      Pages 275-282
  5. Nitrogen Fixation Studies in Forestry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. H. S. Thapar
      Pages 297-307
  6. Genetic Engineering of Forest Species

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. H. K. Srivastava
      Pages 323-330
    3. Malathi Lakshmikumaran
      Pages 331-337
    4. Pramod K. Gupta, Abhaya M. Dandekar, D. J. Durzan
      Pages 339-347
  7. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. Vibha Dhawan
      Pages 371-373
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 375-385

About this book


Major and exciting changes have taken place recently in various aspects of bio­ technology and its applications to forestry. Even more exciting is the prospect of major innovations that the entire field of biotechnology holds for plant growth in general. The importance of these developments for the forestry sector is considerable, particu­ larly since forestry science has not received the kinds of technical and R&D inputs that, say, agriculture has received in the past few decades. Y ct the problems of defor­ estation as well as stagnation in yields and productivity of existing forests throughout the world are becoming increasingly apparent, with consequences and ecological ef­ fects that cause growing worldwide concern. Policies for application of existing knowl­ edge in biotechnology to the field of forestry and priorities for future research and development are, therefore, of considerable value, because it is only through the adop­ tion of the right priorities and enlightened policies that scientific developments will move along the right direction, leading to improvements in forestry practices through­ out the world. It was against this backdrop that the Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI) or­ ganised a major international workshop on the "Applications of Biotechnology in For­ estry and Horticulture" at New Delhi in January 1988. The present volume covers the proceedings of this international workshop.


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  • Vibha Dhawan
    • 1
  1. 1.Tata Energy Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia

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