Tree biotechnology / editors: K.G. Ramawat, Formerly Professor and Head, Botany Department, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India, Jean-Michel Merillon, Groupe d'Etude des Substances Vegetales a Activite Biologique, Universite de Bordeaux, Ins

  • Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2014]
  • ©2014
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Forest trees cover 30% of the earth's land surface, providing renewable fuel, wood, timber, shelter, fruits, leaves, bark, roots, and are source of medicinal products in addition to benefits such as carbon sequestration, water shed protection, and habitat for 1/3 of terrestrial species. However, the genetic analysis and breeding of trees has lagged behind that of crop plants. Therefore, systematic conservation, sustainable improvement and pragmatic utilization of trees are global priorities. This book provides comprehensive and up to date information about tree characterization, biological
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  • Front Cover; Preface; Contents; Section 1: Biology and Biotechnology; Chapter 1: Biotechnology of Trees:Chestnut; Chapter 2: In vitro Culture: A Tool forPhytoremediation Purposes; Chapter 3: Wood Formation in Trees; Chapter 4: COST Action FP0905: Biosafety of Forest Transgenic Trees; Chapter 5: Biology and Biotechnology of Gum Yielding Indian Trees; Chapter 6: An Overview on Haploid Production in Trees; Chapter 7: Tree Biotechnology with Special Reference to Species of Fragile Ecosystems and Arid Environments; Chapter 8: Pinus Biotechnology:Progress and Prospects
  • Section 2: Micropropagation and Clonal FidelityChapter 9: Plant Production in Japanese Pines via Somatic Embryogenesis; Chapter 10: Clonal Propagation via Somatic Embryogenesis in Quercus spp.; Chapter 11: Nuclear and Organelle DNA Fingerprints as the Most Useful Markers to Evaluate Genetic Integrity of Micropropagated Plants; Section 3: Genetic Transformation and Transgenics; Chapter 12: Regulation of Transgene Expression and Containment in Forest Trees; Chapter 13: State and Perspectives of Genetically Modified Trees in Some Western Balkan Countries
  • Chapter 14: Genetic Transformation of Eucalyptus-Challenges and Future ProspectsChapter15: Biotechnological Approaches for Improvement and Conservation of Prunus Species; Chapter 16: Prospects of Using a Modified Ac/Ds Transposon System from Maize for Activation Tagging inthe Tree Species Populus; Section 4: Genetics and Genomics; Chapter 17: Tree Breeding: Classical toModern; Chapter 18: Genomics of Trees; Chapter 19: DNA Markers in Tree Improvement of Tropical Plantation Species; Chapter 20: Functional Genomicsin Fruit Trees; Color Plate Section; Back Cover
  • 0-429-16989-2
  • 1-4665-9715-1
  • 10.1201/b16714
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