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Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seed I

  • Y. P. S. Bajaj

Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Basic and Fundamental Aspects of Somatic Embryogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. V. Nuti Ronchi, L. Giorgetti
      Pages 3-19
    3. F. Lo Schiavo
      Pages 20-29
    4. R. Kawahara, A. Komamine
      Pages 30-40
    5. H. D. Wilde, W. S. Seffens, T. L. Thomas
      Pages 41-52
    6. S. C. Minocha, R. Minocha
      Pages 53-70
    7. G. Schumann, U. Ryschka, J. Schulze, E. Klocke
      Pages 71-86
  3. Applications of Somatic Embryos; Technology of Synthetic Seed; Fluid Drilling; Micropropagation, and Genetic Transformation Through Somatic Embryos; Cryopreservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. D. J. Gray, M. E. Compton, R. C. Harrell, D. J. Cantliffe
      Pages 126-151
    3. S. L. Kitto, W. G. Pill, D. M. Molloy
      Pages 181-192
    4. P. D. Denchev, A. I. Atanassov
      Pages 193-206
    5. Y. P. S. Bajaj
      Pages 221-229
  4. Somatic Embryogenesis in Trees

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231

About this book


While working in the laboratory of Professor Dr. Jacob Reinert at the Freie Universitat Berlin (1974-1976), I had the opportunity to become deeply involved in studying the intricacies of the fascinating phenomenon of somatic embryogenesis in plant cells and protoplasts. In numerous stimu­ lating discussions with Professor Reinert on this subject, I was fully convinced that somatic embryogenesis would become one of the most important areas of study, not only regarding basic and fundamental aspects, but also for its application in crop improvement. During the last decade, we have witnessed tremendous interest and achievements in the use of somatic embryos for the production of synthetic seeds, for micro­ propagation, genetic transformation, cryopreservation, and conservation of germplasm. The en masse production of somatic embryos in the bioreactors has facilitated some of these studies. Somatic embryos have now been induced in more than 300 plant species belonging to a wide range offamilies. It was therefore felt that a compilation ofliterature/state of the art on this subject was necessary. Thus, two volumes on Somatic Embryo­ genesis and Synthetic Seed have been compiled, which contain 65 chapters contributed by International experts. Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seed I comprises 31 chapters, arranged in 3 sections: Section I Commitment of the cell to somatic embryogenesis; early events; anatomy; molecular basis; gene expression; role of polyamines; machine vision analysis of somatic embryos. Section II Applications of somatic embryos; technology of synthetic seed; fluid drilling; micropropagation; genetic transfor­ mation through somatic embryos; cryopreservation.


Biotechnologie Pflanzen Embryo Expression Magnoliaceae Papaya Samen,pflanzlich, künstlich Somatic embryogenesis Somatische Embryogenese biotechnology plants coconut gene expression oil palm olive seed plants, artificial tissue culture plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Y. P. S. Bajaj
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.A-137New Friends ColonyNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Punjab Agriculture UniversityLudhianaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seed I
  • Authors Professor Dr. Y. P. S. Bajaj
  • Series Title Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-57448-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08183-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-03091-2
  • Series ISSN 0934-943X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 473
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Agriculture
    Plant Sciences
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"This volume as the many preceding volumes of this series, contains a mass of information. Researchers in the field should make ample use of it." Euphytica