© 1996

Somatic Cell Genetics and Molecular Genetics of Trees

  • M. Raj Ahuja
  • Wout Boerjan
  • David B. Neale

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Somatic embryogenesis and regeneration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. K. Gupta, R. Timmis, K. A. Timmis, J. A. Grob, W. C. Carlson, D. E. Welty
      Pages 3-9
    3. M. C. Pedroso, R. Tavares, T. Lino-Neto, K. A. Roubelakis-Angelakis, M. S. Pais
      Pages 17-22
    4. M. A. Bueno, A. Gómez, O. Vicente, J. A. Manzanera
      Pages 23-28
    5. H. David, J. M. Domon, G. Neutelings, B. Dumas, Y. Meyer, A. David
      Pages 29-38
    6. A. Altman, D. Pelah, O. Yarnitsky, T. Tzfira, A. Ya’Ari, W.-X. Wang et al.
      Pages 47-56
    7. Carmen Diaz-Sala, Patricia B. Singer, Keith W. Hutchison, Michael S. Greenwood
      Pages 57-61
    8. P. Du Jardin, A. Chandelier, F. Chauveau, J. Bercetche, M. Paques
      Pages 63-68
  3. Transformation and gene expression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. W. Boerjan, H. Meyermans, C. Chen, J.-C. Leplé, J. H. Christensen, J. Van Doorsselaere et al.
      Pages 81-88
    3. M, R. Ahuja, M. Fladung
      Pages 89-96
    4. P. J. Charest, D. Lachance, Y. Devantier, C. Jones, L. Tian, B. Xue et al.
      Pages 97-104
    5. T. M. Fenning, S. S. Tymens, C. M. Brasier, J. S. Gartland, K. M. A. Gartland
      Pages 105-112
    6. Manuel Rey, Jaime M. Humara, Marian Lopez, M. Victoria Gonzalez, Roberto Rodriguez, Raffaela Tavazza et al.
      Pages 113-117

About this book


This proceedings is based on a joint meeting of the two IUFRO (International Union of Forestry Research Organizations) Working Parties, Somatic Cell Genetics (S2.04-07) and Molecular Genetics (S2.04-06) held in Gent, Belgium, 26-30 September, 1995. Although a joint meeting of the two Working Parties had been discussed in the past, this was the first such meeting that became a successful reality. In fact this meeting provided an excellent forum for discussions and interactions in forest bioteclUlology that encouraged the participants to vote for a next joint meeting. In the past decade rapid progress has been made in the somatic cell genetics and molecular genetics of forest trees. In order to cover recent developments in the broad area of biotechnology, the scientific program of the meeting was divided into several sessions. These included somatic embryogenesis, regeneration, transformation, gene expression, molecular markers, genome mapping, and biotic and abiotic stresses. The regeneration of plants, produced by organogenesis or somatic embryogenesis, is necessary not only for mass cloning of forest trees, but also for its application in genetic transformation and molecular biology. Although micropropagation has been achieved from juvenile tissues in a number of forest tree species, in vitro regeneration from mature trees remains a challenging problem in most hardwoods and conifers. The mechanisms involved in the transition from juvenile to mature phase in woody plants are poorly understood. This transition can now be investigated at the molecular level.


Bur DNA DNA sequencing Embryo Expression Glutamat agrobacterium biotechnology conifers gene expression genetic engineering genetics molecular characterization physiology water stress

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Raj Ahuja
    • 1
  • Wout Boerjan
    • 2
  • David B. Neale
    • 3
  1. 1.Federal Research Centre for Forestry and Forest ProductsInstitute of Forest GeneticsGrosshansdorfGermany
  2. 2.Laboratorium voor GeneticaFlanders Interuniversity Institute for BiotechnologyGentBelgium
  3. 3.USDA Forest ServiceInstitute of Forest GeneticsBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Somatic Cell Genetics and Molecular Genetics of Trees
  • Editors M.R. Ahuja
    Wout Boerjan
    David B. Neale
  • Series Title Forestry Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4179-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-5761-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-3983-0
  • Series ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series E-ISSN 1875-1334
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 287
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
    Plant Sciences
    Tree Biology
    Plant Physiology
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`Overall, this book provides a comprehensive update of biotechnology in an extensive range of woody plants. It is extremely informative, well written with good illustrations and includes a wide range of strategies and techniques utilised within this field. It is essential reading for all researchers involved in forest tree biotechnology and would be highly recommended to all plant science libraries.'
Plant Growth Regulation, 22 (1997)