© 1991


Technology and Application

  • P. C. Debergh
  • R. H. Zimmerman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. P. C. Debergh, P. E. Read
    Pages 1-13
  3. O. C. Mageau
    Pages 15-29
  4. R. E. A. Standaert De Metsenaere
    Pages 123-140
  5. J. Barnhill Jones, C. J. Sluis
    Pages 141-154
  6. R. H. Zimmerman, J. Barnhill Jones
    Pages 173-179
  7. P. Gavinlertvatana, P. Prutpongse
    Pages 181-189
  8. W. Handro, H. Chaverra
    Pages 199-203
  9. M. Capellades Queralt, M. Beruto, A. Vanderschaeghe, P. C. Debergh
    Pages 215-229
  10. R. E. Litz, V. S. Jaiswal
    Pages 247-263
  11. G. R. Seckinger
    Pages 265-284

About this book


Micropropagation is a technology that has developed within the past 30 years. Earlier overviews of plant tissue culture have reviewed micropropagation as just one of many tissue culture procedures in use. Since the applications of this technology have multiplied so rapidly in recent years, we decided that a specific overview of the technology was now appropriate Our book begins with a review of the general principles of tissue culture as applied to micropropagation. This review is concise since the general topic has been covered in numerous other books and reviews. The basic principles of laboratory design and construction are summarized in the second chapter. Common problems encountered in micropropagation, both during and after culture, are examined in detail in four chapters. As micropropagation developed from a laboratory curiosity to a commercial industry, different considerations became important. These are discussed in two chapters. An attempt has been made to assess the current status of commercial production around the world. This has been difficult because commercial production figures are often closely guarded and little has been done to collect statistics on this growing industry. Applications to a broad range of crops are discussed in a series of chapters. These try to report the state of the art in each area, but since applications for some crops are much more advanced than for others, the focus of these chapters varies depending upon the progress that has been made.


Embryo forestry plant plants

Editors and affiliations

  • P. C. Debergh
    • 1
  • R. H. Zimmerman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of HorticultureState University of GentBelgium
  2. 2.United State Department of Agriculture (ARS)BeltsvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Micropropagation
  • Book Subtitle Technology and Application
  • Editors P. Debergh
    Richard H. Zimmerman
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-0818-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-7923-0819-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-2075-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 484
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Sciences
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Consumer Packaged Goods


' It can be recommended to everybody involved in the in vitro cultivation. ' Biologia Plantarum 34 1992
'Overall, I found this book to be a useful "Overview" of the field of micropropagation and an excellent exhaustive compilation of the current works and future perspectives for both industrial and research tissue culture laboratories interested....' Acta Oecologica 13:5 1992