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"Protocols for In Vitro Propagation of Ornamental Plants"

edited by S.M. Jain and S.J. Ochatt

110 pages, Hardcover, 2010
Price: $169.00 (Shipping and handling: $8.00 for U.S. delivery, $25.00 elsewhere).

While ornamental plants are produced mainly for their aesthetic value, the propagation and improvement of quality attributes such as leaf types, flower color and fragrance, longevity and form, plant shape and architecture, and the creation of novel variation are important economic goals for the expanding ornamental industry.  In Protocols for In Vitro Propagation of Ornamental Plants, leading researchers in the field compile step-wise protocols for rapid plant multiplication and in vitro storage of major commercially viable ornamental plants.  Divided into two sections, Section A contains chapters mainly on micropropagation of cut and pot flowers with detailed protocols involving in vitro culture-explants, medium preparation, detailed medium table, shoot initiation and proliferation, root induction, in vitro plant hardening, and field transfer, and Section B delves into reviews on topics such as in vitro production of sweet peas, the status of transgenics in ornamental plants, in vitro conservation, the status of floriculture in Europe, azalea phylogeny, and thin cell layers.  As part of the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials, step-by-step laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

CONTENTS:

1. Micropropagation and Organogenesis of Anthurium andreanum Lind cv. Rubrun
2. A Highly Efficient Protocol for Micropropagation of Begonia tuberous
3. Micropropagation of Vanda teres (Roxb.) Lindle
4. In Vitro Propagation Through Axillary Shoot Culture of Ranunculus asiaticus L.
5. Micropropagation of Crataeva adansonii D.C. Prodr: An Ornamental Avenue Tree
6. Strategies for the Micropropagation of Bromeliads
7. Micropropagation of Poinsettia by Organogenesis
8. Micropropagation of Phalaenopsis Blume
9. Genetic Transformation of Carnation (Dianthus caryophylus L.)
10. Matrix Supported Liquid Culture and Machine Vision Analysis of Regenerated Shoots of Gladiolus
11. In Vitro Propagation of Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.)
12. In Vitro Propagation of Jasminum officinale L.: A Woody Ornamental Vine Yielding Aromatic Oil from Flowers
13. Micropropagation of Lysionotus pauciflorus Maxim. (Gesneriaceae)
14. Micropropagation of Rhododendron
15. In Vitro Regeneration and Multiplication of Passiflora hybrid ‘Guglielmo Betto’
16. In Vitro Propagation of Rose
17. In Vitro Propagation of Chrysanthemum
18. Micropropagation of Codiaeum variegatum (L.) Blume and Regeneration Induction via Adventitous Buds and Somatic Embryogenesis
19. Methods for in vitro Propagation of Pelargonium x hortorum and Others: From Meristems to Protoplasts
20. Marigold Regeneration and Molecular Analysis of Carotenogenic Genes
21. Somatic Embryogenesis in in vitro Culture of Leucojum vernum L.
22. In Vitro Propagation of Australian Native Ornamental Plant, Scaevola
23. Micropropagation of Tulip: Production of Virus-free Stock Plants
24. In Vitro Propagation of Ornamental Myrtus (Myrtus communis)
25. Sunflower Propagation
26. Clonal Propagation of Cyclamen persicum via Somatic Embryogenesis
27. In Vitro Production of Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus L.) Via Axillary Shoots
28. In vitro Conservation and Cryopreservation of Ornamental Plants
29. Genetic Engineering of Novel Flower Colors in Floricultural Plants: Recent Advances via Transgenic Approaches
30. Azalea Phylogeny Reconstructed by Means of Molecular Techniques
31. Status of Floriculture in Europ
32. Thin Cell Layers: Power-Tool for Organogenesis of Floricultural Crops

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