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Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants

Volume 2 — Angiosperms

  • S. Mohan Jain
  • Pramod K. Gupta
  • Ronald J. Newton

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 44-46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. S. S. Gosal, M. I. S. Gill, H. S. Grewal
    Pages 1-21
  3. E. M. Muralidharan, A. F. Mascarenhas
    Pages 23-40
  4. Susan H. Woods, John E. Woods, Glenn B. Collins
    Pages 41-51
  5. Vladimír Chalupa
    Pages 67-87
  6. Charles H. Michler
    Pages 89-97
  7. John E. Preece, Gale H. McGranahan, Lynn M. Long, Charles A. Leslie
    Pages 99-116
  8. M. P. Carron, H. Etienne, L. Lardet, S. Campagna, Y. Perrin, A. Leconte et al.
    Pages 117-136
  9. P. S. Rao, V. A. Bapat
    Pages 153-170
  10. D. J. Gray
    Pages 191-217
  11. Lotta Grönroos
    Pages 219-234
  12. Ana M. Vieitez
    Pages 235-276
  13. A. V. Roberts, K. Yokoya, S. Walker, J. Mottley
    Pages 277-289
  14. Antonio Figueira, Jules Janick
    Pages 291-310
  15. John E. Preece, Sharon Bates
    Pages 311-325
  16. Jennet Blake, Roland Hornung
    Pages 327-340
  17. Richard E. Litz, Pamela A. Moon, Helena Mathews, Subramanian Jayasankar, Mary Joy Monsalud, Fernando Pliego-Alfaro
    Pages 341-356

About this book


The quality of human life has been maintained and enhanced for generations by the use of trees and their products. In recent years, ever rising human population growth has put tremendous pressure on trees and tree products; growing awareness of the potential of previously unexploited tree resources and environmental pollution have both accelerated development of new technologies for tree propagation, breeding and improvement. Biotechnology of trees may be the answer to solve the problems which cannot be solved by conventional breeding methods. The combination of biotechnology and conventional methods such as plant propagation and breeding may be a novel approach to improving and multiplying in large number the trees and woody plants. So far, plant tissue culture technology has largely been exploited in the propagation of ornamental plants, especially foliage house plants, by com­ mercial companies. Generally, tissue culture of woody plants has been recal­ citrant. However, limited success has been achieved in tissue culture of angiosperm and gymnosperm woody plants. A number of recent reports on somatic embryogenesis in woody plants such as Norway spruce (Picea abies), Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda), Sandalwood (Santalurn album), Citrus, Mango (Mangifera indica), etc. , offer a ray of hope of: a) inexpensive clonal propa­ gation for large-scale production of plants or "emblings" or "somatic embryo plants", b) protoplast work, c) cryopreservation, d) genetic transformation, and e) artificial or manufactured seed production.


Embryo Flora Mutation biotechnology conifers genetic transformation hevea brasiliensis molecular aspects olive woody plants

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Mohan Jain
    • 1
  • Pramod K. Gupta
    • 2
  • Ronald J. Newton
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Plant ProductionUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Weyerhaeuser Inc.TacomaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Forest ScienceTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants
  • Book Subtitle Volume 2 — Angiosperms
  • Editors S. Mohan Jain
    Pramod P.K. Gupta
    R.J. Newton
  • Series Title Forestry Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3070-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4220-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-0491-3
  • Series ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series E-ISSN 1875-1334
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 513
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Sciences
    Tree Biology
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