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"Protocols for Micropropagation of Selected Economically-Important Horticultural Plants"

Lambardi, Maurizio; Ozudogru, Elif Aylin; Jain, Shri Mohan (Eds.)
Hardcover, 2012, XVI, 490 p. 113 illus., 88 in color.
Price: $159.00 (Shipping and handling: $8.00 for U.S. delivery, $25.00 elsewhere).

In Protocols for Micropropagation of Selected Economically-Important Horticultural Plants, well recognised researchers in the field compile step-wise protocols for rapid plant multiplication of economically-important horticultural species. The book contains 35 chapters, divided into four major sections. The first three sections (Section A, B and C) contain 29 micropropagation protocols of selected fruit and nut species, indoor and outdoor ornamental plants, cut flowers, and vegetables. In addition to the detailed protocols of in vitro shoot initiation, proliferation, root induction and acclimatization, chapters also include detailed information on medium preparation, explant selection and preparation. The six chapters of Section D cover specific reviews on pivotal topics, such as in vitro rejuvenation, synthetic seed technology, thermotherapy and meristem culture in banana, genetic transformation of pineapple, flower color somaclonal variation in torenia, and cryotherapy of horticultural crops. Moreover, as a part of the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to the respective topic, lists of necessary materials, notes, and illustrative photos

CONTENTS

PART I PROTOCOLS FOR MICROPROPAGATION OF FRUIT AND NUT SPECIES 1 Micropropagation of Pear (Pyrus sp.) 2 In Vitro Propagation of Jojoba 3 In Vitro Propagation of Olive (Olea europaea L.) by Nodal Segmentation of Elongated Shoots 4 Micropropagation Systems of Feijoa (Acca sellowiana (O. Berg) Burret) 5 Micropropagation of Vaccinium sp. by In Vitro Axillary Shoot Proliferation 6 In Vitro Propagation of Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) by Shoot Tip Culture 7 In Vitro Propagation of Persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) 8 Micropropagation of Citrus spp. by Organogenesis and Somatic Embryogenesis 9 Micropropagation of Prunus Species Relevant to Cherry Fruit Production 10 Micropropagation of Peach Rootstocks and Cultivars 11 Micropropagation of Rubus and Ribes spp 12 Somatic Embryogenesis for Efficient Micropropagation of Guava (Psidium guajava L.) 13 Micropropagation of Chokeberry by In Vitro Axillary Shoot Proliferation PART II PROTOCOLS FOR MICROPROPAGATION OF ORNAMENTALS AND CUT FLOWERS 14 Micropropagation of Lavandula spp 15 In Vitro Propagation of Acacia mangium and A. mangium × A. auriculiformis 16 In Vitro Propagation of Ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) by Somatic Embryogenesis 17 Micropropagation of Paradise Tree (Melia azedarach) by In Vitro Culture of Axillary Buds 18 In Vitro Propagation of Hydrangea spp 19 In Vitro Propagation of Fraser Photinia Using Azospirillum-Mediated Root Development 20 Micropropagation of Helleborus through Axillary Budding 21 Micropropagation of Cordyline terminalis 22 Micropropagation of African Violet (Saintpaulia ionantha Wendl.) 23 Micropropagation of Iris sp 24 Micropropagation of Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii Bolus) PART III PROTOCOLS FOR MICROPROPAGATION OF VEGETABLES 25 Micropropagation of Onion (Allium cepa L.) from Immature Inflorescences 26 In Vitro Propagation of Cauliflower Using Curd Microexplants 27 Micropropagation of Asparagus by In Vitro Shoot Culture 28 Micropropagation and Cryopreservation of Garlic (Allium sativum L.) 29 Micropropagation of Globe Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus L. var. scolymus) PART IV APPLICATIONS OF IN VITRO PROPAGATION 30 In Vitro Rejuvenation of Woody Species 31 Encapsulation of In Vitro- Derived Explants 33 Agrobacterium-Mediated Genetic Transformation of Pineapple (Ananas comosus L., Merr.) 34 Protocol for Inducing Flower Color Somaclonal Variation in Torenia (Torenia fournieri Lind.) 35 Production of Pathogen-Free Horticultural Crops by Cryotherapy of In Vitro-Grown Shoot Tips

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