Plant Propagation by Tissue Culture: Volume 1. The Background by Edwin F. GeorgePlant Propagation by Tissue Culture: Volume 1. The Background by Edwin F. George

Plant Propagation by Tissue Culture: Volume 1. The Background

byEdwin F. GeorgeEditorMichael A. Hall, Geert-Jan De Klerk

Hardcover | November 20, 2007

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It is now more than twenty years since the first edition of this work appeared and nearly fifteen since the second. Whilst much of the information in those editions has stood the test of time, inevitably, because of the pace of research, a new edition is clearly timely. This is true, not only because many more species have been the subject of propagation studies, but because the background to the field - with which this volume deals - has changed almost out of all recognition. In particular, our knowledge of plant development, genetics physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology has expanded exponentially - often through work on mutants of Arabidopsis - and opened up many new avenues for the plant propagator to explore. Equally, the commercial significance of plant propagation has increased significantly. As an example, in the second edition there was a single chapter on plant growth regulators - in this there are three, reflecting the fact that not only is there more information on those PGRs we recognised in 1993, but that several new ones are now known. Equally, fifteen years ago we knew little of the molecular basis of plant development e. g. flower and shoot development, in this edition it has merited a whole chapter, much of which relates to discoveries in the last decade. Because of these factors, it was felt that a different approach was required for this edition.
Title:Plant Propagation by Tissue Culture: Volume 1. The BackgroundFormat:HardcoverDimensions:502 pagesPublished:November 20, 2007Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1402050046

ISBN - 13:9781402050046

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Table of Contents

Biographical Notes on Contributors.- 1.Plant Tissue Culture Procedure - Background; E.F. George.- 2.Micropropagation: Uses and Methods; E.F. George and P.C. Debergh.- 3.The Components Of Plant Tissue Culture Media I : Macro- and Micronutrients; E.F. George and G-J. de Klerk.- 4.The Components Of Plant Tissue Culture Media II : Organic supplements, Organic Acids, Osmotic and pH Effects and Support systems; T. Thorpe, C. Stasolla, E.C. Yeung, G-J. de Klerk, A. Roberts and E.F. George.- 5.Plant Growth Regulators: Introduction I: Auxins, Their Analogues And Inhibitors; I. Machakova, E. Zazimalova and E.F. George.- 6.Plant Growth Regulators II: Cytokinins, Their Analogues And Antagonists; J. van Staden, E. Zazimalova and E.F. George.- 7.Plant Growth Regulators III: Gibberellins, Ethylene, Abscisic Acid, Their Analogues And Inhibitors; Miscellaneous Compounds; I.E. Moshkov, G.V. Novikova, M.A. Hall and E.F. George.- 8.Developmental Biology; D. Chriqui.- 9.Somatic Embryogenesis; S. Von Arnold.- 10.Adventitious Regeneration; P.B. Gahan and E.F. George.- 11.Stock Plant Physiological Factors Affecting Growth and Morphogenesis; J. Preece.- 12.Effects Of The Physical Environment; E.F. George and W. Davies.- 13.The Anatomy And Morphology Of Tissue Cultured Plants; M. Ziv and J. Chen

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews of the third edition:"This volume is organized in 13 chapters. It is an encyclopedic text for the specialists, and the number of topics is remarkable. . The volume is written at a high scientific level, and teaches us about many theoretical, practical and new aspects in the field of plant propagation in vitro. . Therefore, I believe that everyone will surely find many topics of interest in this very important handbook that can be both used for reference and read for pleasure." (Ivan Iliev, Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, Vol. 93, 2008)