Synthetic Seeds

Germplasm Regeneration, Preservation and Prospects

  • Mohammad Faisal
  • Abdulrahman A. Alatar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Ahmad A. Qahtan, Eslam M. Abdel-Salam, Abdulrahman A. Alatar, Qiao-Chun Wang, Mohammad Faisal
    Pages 1-20
  3. Akansha Saxena, Mukund Shukla, Praveen Saxena
    Pages 21-60
  4. Buhara Yücesan
    Pages 61-75
  5. Neelam Sharma, R. Gowthami, Ruchira Pandey
    Pages 181-216
  6. Zishan Ahmad, Anwar Shahzad
    Pages 217-231
  7. Maurizio Micheli, Carla Benelli
    Pages 233-239
  8. Hamit Ekinci, Yelda Özden Çiftçi, Jayanthi Nadarajan
    Pages 259-281
  9. Metin Kocak, Basar Sevindik, Tolga Izgu, Mehmet Tutuncu, Yesim Yalcın Mendi
    Pages 283-299
  10. Gabriela Trejo-Tapia, Yatzil León-Romero, Eridiana Beatriz Montoya-Medina, Alma Rosa López-Laredo, José Luis Trejo-Espino
    Pages 335-345
  11. Maurizio Micheli, Alvaro Standardi, Daniel Fernandes da Silva
    Pages 347-361
  12. Appakan Shajahan, Chellappan Soundar Raju, Valiyaparambath Musfir Mehaboob, Abubakker Aslam
    Pages 363-375
  13. Saber Delpasand Khabbazi, Canan Yüksel Özmen, Ali Ergül
    Pages 377-396
  14. Ravishankar Chauhan, Vikram Singh, Afaque Quraishi
    Pages 397-416
  15. Débora de Oliveira Prudente, Lucas Batista de Souza, Renato Paiva
    Pages 417-437
  16. Jean Carlos Bettoni, Ranjith Pathirana, Remi Bonnart, Ashley Shepherd, Gayle Volk
    Pages 469-482

About this book


This book introduces the reader to synthetic or artificial seeds, which refer to alginate encapsulated somatic embryos, vegetative buds or any other micropropagules that can be used as seeds and converted into plantlets after propagating under in vitro or in vivo conditions. Moreover, synthetic seeds retain their potential for regeneration even after low-temperature storage.

The production of synthetic or artificial seeds using micropropagules opens up new vistas in agricultural biotechnology. Encapsulated propagules could be used for in vitro regeneration and mass multiplication at reasonable cost. In addition, these propagules may be used for germplasm preservation of elite plant species and the exchange of plant materials between national and international laboratories. This book offers state-of-the-art findings on methods, applications and prospects of synthetic or artificial seeds.


artificial seeds germplasm preservation micropropagation cryopreservation conservation of plants seed production somatic embryogenesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Faisal
    • 1
  • Abdulrahman A. Alatar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Botany & MicrobiologyCollege of Science, King Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Botany & MicrobiologyCollege of Science, King Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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