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"Micropropagation Systems and Techniques 2002-2006""

Volume 10 of Recent Advances in Plant Tissue Culture

by Edwin B. Herman, Editor, Agricell Report

"Micropropagation Systems and Techniques 2002-2006" is the tenth in a series, based on articles published in Agricell Report, that reports recent developments in plant tissue culture. This volume includes information on micropropagation of approximately 200 plant species.

Unlike most plant tissue culture books, which have a long publication delay, the Recent Advances in Plant Tissue Culture series is updated within one month of the book’s publication date. None of the material in this book has been published in previous volumes of the series.

In order to make it easy for the reader to obtain further information on material covered  in  the  book,  a  directory  consisting  of  full  addresses  of  cited  authors  is included. The directory includes e-mail addresses when available. The book also includes a list of recent meetings and symposia in which plant tissue culture-related papers were presented, and a taxonomic index.

CONTENTS:

CHAPTER 1. MICROPROPAGATION SYSTEMS - I. Photoautotrophic Micropropagation: Artemisia annua, Potato, Sugarcane, Raintree, Sweetpotato. II. A Combined Photoautotrophic-heterotrophic System. III. Liquid Culture Micropropagation. A. Novel Bioreactors for Liquid Culture Micropropagation. B. Liquid Culture using Leaf Sheath Segments. C. Automated Balloon-type Bubble Reactor. D. Temporary Immersion Micropropagation: Phalaenopsis, Apple, Peach, Cherry, and Plum, Olive, Eucalyptus, Aspen, Coffee, Ginseng, Banana, Plantain, and Pineapple, Guava, Echinacea, Blackberry, Myrtle, and Strawberry tree, Apple, Hosta, Hemerocallis. E. Anchored Plant System. F. Agitated Thin-film Liquid System. G. Nylon Bag Culture System . IV. Solid-Liquid Systems. V. Lighting Systems. VI. Combination of Micropropagation and Hydroponic Growth. VII. Micropropagation Without Growth Regulators. VIII.Combined In Vitro and Ex Vitro Multiplication. IX. Barcode-supported Labelling System. X. Viron — A New Micropropagation Vessel. XI. Comparison of Micropropagation Systems: Charybdis numidica, Chrysanthemum, Banana, Turmeric, Austrian Pine, Artemisia judaica, Lily.

CHAPTER 2. MICROPROPAGATION TECHNIQUES - I. Preparation of Explants. II. Regeneration From Leaf Primordia-free Shoot Apical Domes. III. Converting Embryos to Plantlets. A. Carbohydrates and Osmotic Agents. B. Oligosaccharides. C. Amino Acids. D. Anti-auxins. E. Slow Desiccation. F. Improved Desiccation Tolerance. G. Maturation Medium Based on In Vivo Plant Values. H. Omission of B5 Vitamins and 2,4-D. I. Reduced Glutathione. J. Exogenous Abscisic acid. K. Effect of Sealing Materials. L. Cold Treatment. M. Alginate Encapsulation. N. Enhancement of Synthetic Seed Conversion. O. Use of Antiauxins. IV. Regeneration from Long-term Cultures. A. Heat Shock. B. Dehydration and Spermidine. C. Low Temperature and Desiccation Stress. D.Continuous Long-term Somatic Embryogenesis. E. Induction and Disorganization of Somatic Embryos. F. Effects of Cyclin-dependent Kinases. V. In Vitro Seed Germination. VI. In Vitro Rooting: A. Efect of Wood Vinegar. B. Effect of Agrobacterium rhizogenes. C. Rooting in Static Liquid Medium. D. Effect of Phenolic Compounds. E. Effect of Nitric Oxide. F. Effect of Medium Darkening. G. Inversion in the Culture Medium. H. One-step Germination and Rooting Somatic Embryos. I. Effect of Flavonoids. J. Effect of Paclobutrazol and Auxin. K. Nonhormonal Phenylurea Derivatives. L. Effect of Phloroglucinol. M. Culture Medium Aeration. N. Effect of Chelating Agents. O. In Vitro Rooting of Micropropagated Walnut P. Influence of NH4NO3, pH, and IBA on Rooting and Ex Vitro Survival. Q. Effect of Copper Compounds. R. Rooting Medium Based on Leaf Nutrient Levels. VII. Ex Vitro Rooting. VIII. In Vitro Tuberization. IX. Direct Sowing of Somatic Embryos. X. Ventilation Systems. XI. Use of Genetic Transformation: rol Genes, Citrate Synthase Gene. XII. In Vitro Flowering. XIII. Foliar Nutrition. XIV. Irradiated Chitosan Treatment. XV. Early Detection of Off-types. XVI. Control of Shoot-tip Necrosis. XVII. In Vitro Mutagenesis. XVIII. Production of Polyploid Plants from Petal Explants. XIX. Predicting Leaf Color Variation During Micropropagation.

CHAPTER 3. ACCLIMATIZATION OF MICROPROPAGULES - I. Techniques for Improving Acclimatization. A. In Vitro RH Reduction. B. Role of Aromatic Cytokinins. C. Magnetically Treated Water. D. Transparent Plastic Membranes. E. High CO2 and Light. F. Adapting Temperate Plants to Hot Conditions. G. Air Exchanges. H. Hydroponic Acclimatization. I. Abiotic Priming. J. Biotic Priming. II. Post-acclimatization Growth. III. Control of Hyperhydricity. A. Silver Nitrate. B. Temporary Immersion Micropropagation. C. Effectiveness of Anti-hyperhydricity Agents. D. Hormones and Organic Components. E. Ethylene Scrubber. F. Manipulation of Culture Vessel Ventilation. G. Is Hyperhydricity Caused by Abnormal DNA? H. Establishment of Hyperhydric Plants in Soil. IV. Fungi that Improve Growth and Acclimatization. A. Mycorrhizal Fungi. B. Endophytic Fungi. C. Fusarium oxysporum.

CHAPTER 4. MICROPROPAGATION OF SPECIFIC PLANTS - I. Orchids: Photoautotrophic Micropropagation, Mycorrhization of Orchid Roots, Effect of Polyamines, Phaleanopsis, Cymbidium and Dendrobium, Paphiopedilum delenati, Cypripedium macranthose, Pterostylis sanguinea, Doritaenopsis, Vanda teres, Oncidium. II. Other Ornamental Plants: Alstromeria, Dwarf Iris. III. Oil-producing Plants: Oil Palm, Canola, Sunflower, Safflower. IV. Woody Plants: Pine, Grapevine, Blueberry and Lingonberry. V. Cereal Plants: Barley, Wheat, Pearl Millet, Finger Millet, Rice. VI. Cotton. VII. Flax. VIII. Plantain and Banana. IX. Spinach. X. Medicinal Plants: Taxus, Withania somnifera, Mucuna pruriens, Ginseng. XI. Myrtle. XII. Brassica napus. XIII. Field Testing of Micropropagated Plants: Red Raspberry, Marigold.

CHAPTER 5. OTHER APPLICATIONS OF MICROPROPAGATION - I. Study of Weed Allelopathy. II. Phytoplasma Detection in Rose. III. On-farm Use of Plant Tissue Culture Technology IV.Virus Elimination. V. All Hermaphrodite Papaya Plants. VI. Micropropagationomics. VII. Induction of Stress Tolerance.

RESEARCH DIRECTORY.

MEETINGS AND SYMPOSIA.

TAXONOMIC INDEX

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