Somatic Embryogenesis in Woody Plants Volume 3 - Gymnosperms

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Author : S.MOHAN JAIN, PRAMOD K. GUPTA & RONALD J. NEWTON

Published in : Springer

ISBN : 978-94-011-0960-4

File Type : pdf

File Size : 8.97 mb

Language : English


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In this Volume 3, we have 22 chapters on somatic embryogenesis in selected gymnosperm woody plants including Cycadales, Norway spruce (Picea abies), one whole chapter covers White spruce (Picea glauca), Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii) and Interior spruce (P. glauca engelmannii complex), one chapter describes both Picea glehnii and P. jezoensis, Black spruce (Picea mariana), Serbian spruce (Picea omorika), Blue spruce (Picea pungens), Red spruce (Picea rubens), Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis), Pinus caribaea, Slash pine (Pinus elliottii), Sugarpine (Pinus lambertiana), Pinus nigra, Maritime pine (Pinus pinaster), Pinus radiata, White pine (Pinus strobus), Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris), Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda), Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), Larix, Abies spp., and Sequoia semervirens. The introduction of the chapters of each plant describes botany and genetics, importance and geographical distribution, breeding problems, and in vitro propagation and problems. Some of the contributory authors did not include all the suggested spects in the introduction. The following introduction, other aspects of  embryogenesis including initiation of embryogenic cultures, culture maintenance, embryo development, embryo germination, field trials (if any), and conclusion. All the contributory authors were given full liberty to use any number of photos, figures, tables, and the length of the manuscript and were also encouraged to include their recent data.

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