Plants from Test Tubes

Plants from Test Tubes Author Holly Scoggins
ISBN-10 9781604695458
Release 2013-07-16
Pages 274
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Thirty years ago, in vitro propagation was a new technique for producing plants, and Lydiane Kyte’s Plants from Test Tubes became the standard work on the topic. The new fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the many advances in science and technology, including the five accepted sequential stages of micropropagation. Ten new plants have been added. This in turn has greatly expanded the already extensive bibliography. Among the new topics that have been introduced or expanded on are embryo culture for breeding, somaclonal variation, anther culture, somatic embryogenesis, cryopreservation, and genetic engineering. More ornamental plant examples are given and many new illustrations provided, including a chronology of discoveries in micropropagation.



Plants from Test Tubes

Plants from Test Tubes Author John Kleyn
ISBN-10 9781604692068
Release 2013
Pages 269
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This fully revised fourth edition features background information and instructions for growing plants from cell structure and tissue culture and is written in terms that can be easily understood by both hobby botanists and experienced commercial growers.



Plants from Test Tubes

Plants from Test Tubes Author Lydiane Kyte
ISBN-10 0881923613
Release 1996
Pages 240
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Acclaimed as the most practical guide to plant tissue culture, the book is now even better and introduces new developments in biotechnology, such as genetic engineering and cell culture.



Plants from Test Tubes

Plants from Test Tubes Author John Kleyn
ISBN-10 1604690283
Release 1996-10-28
Pages 240
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Acclaimed since its first appearance as the most practical guide to plant tissue culture and widely adopted as a textbook, this standard work is now even better. This expanded edition introduces new developments in biotechnology, such as genetic engineering and cell culture. It provides detailed recipes for propagating plants from more than 30 families. It explains clearly how to set up a propagating laboratory, from a hobbyist's kitchen to an elaborate commercial enterprise.



INTRODUCTION TO PLANT CELL TISSUE AND ORGAN CULTURE

INTRODUCTION TO PLANT CELL TISSUE AND ORGAN CULTURE Author SUNIL D. PUROHIT
ISBN-10 9788120346772
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 324
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Designed primarily as a text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, the book discusses the theoretical aspects and modern applications of plant cell, tissue and organ culture. Written with the aim of providing up-to-date information on the subject, and focused on the concept of commercialization of plant cell culture, the contents have been presented with clarity. The book not only discusses the theoretical aspects of plant tissue culture but also emphasizes the art of its practice. It also provides a systematic explanation of asepsis and methods of sterilization, plant tissue culture techniques, culture of reproductive structures, plant tissue culture in germplasm conservation, its applications in the industry and plant pathology and operation and management of greenhouse hardening unit. In addition, it discusses in vitro propagation of plants (micropropagation) with a series of case studies pertaining to tree species and horticultural crops. Besides students, the book will also prove to be useful for researchers, scholars and teachers.



Experiments in Plant Tissue Culture

Experiments in Plant Tissue Culture Author John H. Dodds
ISBN-10 0521315166
Release 1985-10-31
Pages 232
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The second edition of Experiments in Plant Tissue Culture makes available new information that has resulted from recent advances in the applications of plant tissue culture techniques to agriculture and industry. This comprehensive laboratory text takes the reader through a graded series of experimental protocols and also provides an introductory review of each topic. Topics include: a plant tissue culture laboratory, aseptic techniques, nutritional components of media, callus induction, organ formation, xylem cell differentiation, root cultures, cell suspensions, micropropagation, embryogenesis, isolation and fusion of protoplasts, haploid cultures, storage of plant genetic resources, secondary metabolite production, and quantification of procedures. This volume offers all of the basic experimental methods for the major research areas of plant tissue culture, and it will be invaluable to undergraduates and research investigators in the plant sciences.



Plant Tissue Culture Development and Biotechnology

Plant Tissue Culture  Development  and Biotechnology Author Robert N. Trigiano
ISBN-10 9781439896143
Release 2016-03-30
Pages 608
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Under the vast umbrella of Plant Sciences resides a plethora of highly specialized fields. Botanists, agronomists, horticulturists, geneticists, and physiologists each employ a different approach to the study of plants and each for a different end goal. Yet all will find themselves in the laboratory engaging in what can broadly be termed biotechnology. Addressing a wide variety of related topics, Plant Tissue Culture, Development, and Biotechnology gives the practical and technical knowledge needed to train the next generation of plant scientists regardless of their ultimate specialization. With the detailed perspectives and hands-on training signature to the authors’ previous bestselling books, Plant Development and Biotechnology and Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, this book discusses relevant concepts supported by demonstrative laboratory experiments. It provides critical thinking questions, concept boxes highlighting important ideas, and procedure boxes giving precise instruction for experiments, including step-by-step procedures, such as the proper microscope use with digital photography, along with anticipated results, and a list of materials needed to perform them. Integrating traditional plant sciences with recent advances in plant tissue culture, development, and biotechnology, chapters address germplasm preservation, plant growth regulators, embryo rescue, micropropagation of roses, haploid cultures, and transformation of meristems. Going beyond the scope of a simple laboratory manual, this book also considers special topics such as copyrights, patents, legalities, trade secrets, and the business of biotechnology. Focusing on plant culture development and its applications in biotechnology across a myriad of plant science specialties, this text uses a broad range of species and practical laboratory exercises to make it useful for anyone engaged in the plant sciences.



So You Want to Start a Nursery

So You Want to Start a Nursery Author Tony Avent
ISBN-10 9781604690187
Release 2003-07-11
Pages 340
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When Avent announced that he was quitting his job to build a specialty nursery, his former horticulture professor begged his student to reconsider, telling him he couldn't possibly make a profit "without doing something illegal." More than ten years and 20 nursery catalogs later, Avent owns a thriving national business with nearly 30 employees. He wrote So You Want to Start a Nursery to debunk myths about the ornamental-plants nursery business and what it takes to succeed, whether you're a backyard hobbyist or a wholesale grower. (And he still has a clean arrest record.) Assuming that the reader has some basic knowledge about how plants are grown, Avent focuses on the business and planning concerns of the nursery owner. While recounting humorous stories of his baptism by fire as a beginning nurseryman, Avent also provides a primer on the nursery industry as a whole, with discussions of the merits and disadvantages of retail, wholesale, mail-order, and liner operations, to name just a few. Readers of this book will obtain the tools they need to make a business plan of their own. This book is a must-read for horticulture students, industry insiders, and advanced gardeners who dream of turning their passion for plants into a job they love.



Plant Tissue Culture

Plant Tissue Culture Author Roberta H. Smith
ISBN-10 9780124159204
Release 2013
Pages 188
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Plant Tissue Culture, Third Edition builds on the classroom tested, audience proven manual that has guided users through successful plant culturing A.tumefaciens mediated transformation, infusion technology, the latest information on media components and preparation, and regeneration and morphogenesis along with new exercises and diagrams provide current information and examples. The included experiments demonstrate major concepts and can be conducted with a variety of plant material that are readily available throughout the year. This book provides a diverse learning experience and is appropriate for both university students and plant scientists. Provides new exercises demonstrating tobacco leaf infiltration to observe transient expression of proteins and subcellular location of the protein, and information on development of a customized protocol for protoplast isolation for other experimental systems Includes detailed drawings that complement both introductions and experiments Guides reader from lab setup to supplies, stock solution and media preparation, explant selection and disinfestations, and experimental observations and measurement Provides the latest techniques and media information, including A. tumefaciens mediated transformation and infusion technology Fully updated literature



Tissue Culture Techniques for Horticultural Crops

Tissue Culture Techniques for Horticultural Crops Author Kenneth C. Torres
ISBN-10 9781461597568
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 224
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This book was written for those individuals who are concerned about the techniques and practices of plant cell cultures for horticultural crops. It was designed to serve as a text and reference for students and professionals in ornamental horticulture, fruit and vegetable crop pro duction, botany, forestry, and other areas of plant science. Research during the last twenty-five years in the area of plant tissue culture has led to many developments and changes in this field. Al though the techniques involved in the manipulation of plant tissue culture are now relatively straightforward, the presentation of these techniques in a short volume for the beginner in the field is generally unavailable. In addition to describing the techniques for establishment and manipulation of specific species, several chapters in this book also provide a brief, general review of important cultural parameters. Spe cific protocols and laboratory procedures may also be found in the appendix. I hope that this presentation of information will be helpful to those individuals wanting to apply plant tissue culture techniques for horticultural crops.



Plant Genes Genomes and Genetics

Plant Genes  Genomes and Genetics Author Erich Grotewold
ISBN-10 9781118539361
Release 2015-04-27
Pages 264
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Plant Genes, Genomes and Genetics provides a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of plant gene expression. Unique in explaining the subject from a plant perspective, it highlights the importance of key processes, many first discovered in plants, that impact how plants develop and interact with the environment. This text covers topics ranging from plant genome structure and the key control points in how genes are expressed, to the mechanisms by which proteins are generated and how their activities are controlled and altered by posttranslational modifications. Written by a highly respected team of specialists in plant biology with extensive experience in teaching at undergraduate and graduate level, this textbook will be invaluable for students and instructors alike. Plant Genes, Genomes and Genetics also includes: • specific examples that highlight when and how plants operate differently from other organisms; • special sections that provide in-depth discussions of particular issues; • end-of-chapter problems to help students recapitulate the main concepts; • rich, full-colour illustrations and diagrams clearly showing important processes in plant gene expression; • a companion website with PowerPoint slides, downloadable figures, and answers to the questions posed in the book. Aimed at upper level undergraduates and graduate students in plant biology, this text is equally suited for advanced agronomy and crop science students inclined to understand molecular aspects of organismal phenomena. It is also an invaluable starting point for professionals entering the field of plant biology.



The A to Z of Plant Names

The A to Z of Plant Names Author Allen J. Coombes
ISBN-10 9781604693980
Release 2012-07-16
Pages 312
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Botanical names can be baffling to even the most experienced gardener. But a plant's botanical name is more than just a handy label—it can tell a plant's country of origin, the shape of its leaves, the color of its petals, and much more. The A to Z of Plant Names clears the confusion and allows every gardener to name plants with confidence. This comprehensive yet handy guide features the botanic names of the plants that gardeners really grow. Additional information includes suggested pronunciation, the common name, the derivation of the scientific name, the number of species currently accepted, the type of plant and the distribution. The A to Z of Plant Names helps demystify names, provides readers with the intriguing background information to naming conventions, and empowers gardeners everywhere to feel confident about naming plants.



Protocols for Micropropagation of Selected Economically Important Horticultural Plants

Protocols for Micropropagation of Selected Economically Important Horticultural Plants Author Maurizio Lambardi
ISBN-10 1627030735
Release 2012-09-25
Pages 490
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Micropropagation is a reliable technology applied commercially worldwide for large-scale plant multiplication, germplasm conservation, pathogen elimination, genetic manipulations and supply of selected plants. 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. Comprehensive and well-written, Protocols for Micropropagation of Selected Economically-Important Horticultural Plants offers a useful resource for horticulturists, researchers, commercial companies, plant propagators, biotechnologists and students interested in micropropagation.



Plant Propagation by Tissue Culture

Plant Propagation by Tissue Culture Author Edwin F. George
ISBN-10 9781402050053
Release 2007-10-24
Pages 502
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For researchers and students, George’s books have become the standard works on in vitro plant propagation. For this, the third edition of the classic work, authors with specialist knowledge have been brought on board to cover the hugely expanded number of topics in the subject area. Scientific knowledge has expanded rapidly since the second edition and it would now be a daunting task for a single author to cover all aspects adequately. However, this edition still maintains the integration that was characteristic of the previous editions. The first volume of the new edition highlights the scientific background of in vitro propagation. The second volume covers the practice of micropropagation and describes its various applications.



Botany

Botany Author James D. Mauseth
ISBN-10 9781284077537
Release 2016-07-06
Pages 808
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The Sixth Edition of Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology provides a modern and comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of botany while retaining the important focus of natural selection, analysis of botanical phenomena, and diversity.



Experiments in Microbiology Plant Pathology and Biotechnology

Experiments in Microbiology  Plant Pathology and Biotechnology Author K. R. Aneja
ISBN-10 812241494X
Release 2003
Pages 607
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Microorganisms Are Living Things Like Plants And Animals But Because Of Their Minute Size And Omnipresence, Performing Experiments With Microbes Requires Special Techniques And Equipment Apart From Good Theoretical Knowledge About Them. This Easy To Use Revised And Updated Edition Provides Knowledge About All The Three I.E., Techniques, Equipment And Principles Involved.The Notable Feature Of This Edition Is The Addition Of New Sections On Bacterial Taxonomy That Deals With The Criteria Used In Identification, Phylogeny And Current System Of Classification Of Procaryotes Based On The Second Edition Of Bergey Manual Of Systematic Bacteriology And The Section One On History Of Discovery Of Events That Covers Chronologically Important Events In Microbiology With The Contribution Of Pioneer Microbiologists Who Laid The Foundation Of The Science Of Microbiology. In The Subsequent Twenty-Two Sections, Various Microbiological Techniques Have Been Described Followed By Several Experiments Illustrating The Properties Of Microorganisms And Highlighting Their Involvement In Practically Every Sphere Of Life.Along With The Cultivation/Isolation/Purification Of Microbes, This Edition Also Contains Exercises Concerning Air, Soil, Water, Food, Dairy And AgriculturalMicrobiology, Bacterial Genetics, Plant Pathology, Plant Tissue Culture And Mushroom Production Technology. This Manual Contains 163 Experiments Spread Over 22 Different Sections. The Exercises Are Presented In A Simple Language With Explanatory Diagrams And A Brief Recapitulation Of Their Theory And Principle.The Exercises Are Selected By Keeping In Mind The Easy Availability Of Cultures, Culture Media And Equipment. Appendices At The End Of The Manual Provide A Reference To The Source For Obtaining Cultures Of Microbes, Culture Media And Preparation Of Various Stains, Reagents And Media In The Laboratory And Classification Of Procaryotes According To The First And Second Editions Of Bergey Is Manual Of Systematic Bacteriology.This Book Would Be Useful For The Undergraduate And Postgraduate Students, Teachers And Scientists In Diverse Areas Including The Biological Sciences, The Allied Health Services, Environmental Science, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Nutrition, Pharmacy And Various Other Professional Programmes Like Milk Processing Units, Diagnostic (Clinical) Microbiological Laboratories And Mushroom Cultivation At Small Or Large Scales.



Ecotoxicology Essentials

Ecotoxicology Essentials Author Donald W. Sparling
ISBN-10 9780128019610
Release 2016-04-18
Pages 500
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Ecotoxicology Essentials: Environmental Contaminants and Their Biological Effects on Animals and Plants provides a fundamental understanding of this area for students and professionals in ecotoxicology, ecology, conservation, chemistry, public health, wildlife management, fisheries, and many other disciplines. Although new chemicals and potential problems are developed every year, a basic education is essential to address these new challenges, and this work gives such training. Written with the regulatory framework in mind, the material guides readers on modelling, how to conduct assessments, and human and wildlife risk, focusing on effects on animals rather than transport of chemicals. Simple discussions of chemistry are complemented by coverage on the behavior of the animal, dynamics of the ecosystem, real-life situations like drought, and predators in the system – i.e., the natural system versus the lab setting. The book’s first section contains chapters on the principles of contaminant toxicology including a brief history of the science of ecotoxicology, basic principles of the science, testing methods, and ways of determining if animals have been exposed to either acute or chronic concentrations of contaminants. The second section deals with the primary classes of contaminants including their chemical characteristics, sources, uses, and effects on organisms. The third section focuses on more complex issues such as the regulation of pollution, population and community effects, risk assessment and modelling. Uses examples from both aquatic and terrestrial environments and species Includes a Terms to Know section and a list of study questions in each chapter, fostering a greater understanding of the issues Focuses on the effects of contaminants on wildlife while providing enough chemistry to allow a detailed understanding of the various contaminant groups Emphasizes natural examples and 'real' species, rather than laboratory studies on only a handful of organisms Features case histories, detailing actual events that include aspects of how the contamination occurred and its effects on wildlife Provides material from a wide variety of international sources