Somatic Embryogenesis and Alternative In Vitro Techniques



Genetic engineering through in vitro manipulation of the cell seems to be an additional tool for overcoming some of the problems of tea breeding. The prerequisite step for such a technology is an efficient in vitro plant regeneration system. Somatic embryogenesis is considered to be the most efficient regeneration system of tea. In the present chapter, a detail account of various factors that influences somatic embryogenesis as well as its wild species are described. Importantly, origin, morphological, anatomical and biochemical changes of tea and other Camellia secondary embryogenesis are also described along with their hardening and field transfer protocol. Besides a state-of-art of various others in vitro techniques such as suspension culture, embryo rescue, synthetic seeds, caulogenesis, secondary metabolites, cryopreservation etc of tea and other Camellia species are described.


Somatic Embryo Somatic Embryogenesis Secondary Embryogenesis Embryogenic Competence Secondary Embryo 
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  1. 1.Division of Genomic ResourcesNational Bureau of Plant Genetic ResourcesDelhiIndia

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