Micropropagation of Woody Trees and Fruits

  • S. Mohan Jain
  • Katsuaki Ishii

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 75)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Section A

  3. Section B

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Adriana Pinheiro Martinelli Rodriguez, Wagner Aparecido Vendrame
      Pages 153-179
    3. A. M. Viéitez, M. C. San-José, M. C. Sánchez, A. Ballester
      Pages 181-215
    4. M. P. Watt, F. C. Blakeway, M. E. O. Mokotedi, S. M. Jain
      Pages 217-244
    5. Marguerite Quoirin
      Pages 245-268
    6. S. Arumugam, A. S. Rao, M. V. Rao
      Pages 269-315
  4. Section C

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Alain Bouquet, Laurent Torregrosa
      Pages 319-352
    3. Kazumitsu Matsumoto, Sebastiáo Pedro da Silva Neto
      Pages 353-380
    4. R. Raj Bhansali, Manjit Singh
      Pages 381-432
    5. Ph. Druart
      Pages 433-463
    6. Samir C. Debnath
      Pages 465-506
    7. A. Barceló-Muñoz, F. Pliego-Alfaro
      Pages 519-542
    8. Ahmet Onay
      Pages 565-588
    9. Francesco Carimi, Fabio De Pasquale
      Pages 589-619
    10. Maurizio Lambardi, Eddo Rugini
      Pages 621-646
    11. Eddo Rugini, Patricia Gutiérrez-Pesce
      Pages 647-669
    12. Tapan Kumar Mondal
      Pages 671-719
    13. Neera Bhalla-Sarin, U. S. Prasad, A. S. Kantharajah, S. Mohan Jain
      Pages 721-731
  5. Section D

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 733-733
    2. Paek Kee Yoeup, Debasis Chakrabarty
      Pages 735-755
    3. Toyoki Kozai, Quynh Thi Nguyen
      Pages 757-781

About this book


Global warming, environmental changes, water shortage, and sustainable development are the most up-to-date issues, which have challenged mankind. Researchers worldwide are engaged in addressing some of these problems, including reduction in carbon dioxide accumulation, and enrichment of perennial woody species on the terrestrial ecosystem. About 12 million hectares of the world's forests disappear every year. By 2025, the world population will reach 7. 5 billion, and the forest area will be reduced to well below 50 % of the current area. Reforestation is an important to prevent the loss of forest resources including timber, biodiversity and water resources. Therefore, subsequent volume of reforestation over the deforested land should be followed to safeguard the forests and maintain its size, which will require a continuous supply of planting material. Similarly fruit trees, including tropical and subtropical fruit trees, are consumed both as fresh and in the processed form including juices, beverages, and dried fruits. They are an important source of nutrition e. g. rich in vitamins, sugars, aromas and flavour compounds, and raw material for food processing industries. The production, cultivation and maintenance of tree species provide highly sustainable production systems that conserve soils, microenvironment and biodiversity. Fruit trees have longjuvenile periods and large tree size. In many fruit trees e. g. avocado and others controlled crosses are difficult to make due to massive fruit drop.


DNA Flora Pathogen Woody plant biotechnology forest fruit genetic transformation morphogenesis olive woody plants woody species

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Mohan Jain
    • 1
  • Katsuaki Ishii
    • 2
  1. 1.FAO/IAEA Joint DivisionInternational Atomic AgencyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Forestry and Forest Products Research InstituteTsukubaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3964-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0125-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1334
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