Covers research achievements in the fields of developmental biology, physiology, and pathology. Chapters discuss sericulture techniques, cocoons, dormancy and hormones, clones, the apple biting silkworm, the sable mutation, separation of male and female eggs, and genetic engineering. An appendix explains the technical terminology. Numerous illustrations are included.
Production of barley doubled haploids by anther and microspore culture: L. Cistue; In vitro techniques and physical mutagens for the improvement of fruit crops: Stefano Predieri; Genetics related to double haploid induction: S.B. Anderson; Stability of novel gene expression in transgenic conifers: An issue of concern: Christian Walter; Generation of transgenic creeping bentgrass (Agrostis pahustris Iluds) plants from mature seed derived highly regenerative tissues: M.J. Chao; Chromosomal and molecular analysis of somaclonal variation in some Allium sp.: Bong Bo Seo; Studies on donor recipient fusion in Citrus for cultivar improvement: Jihong Liu; Microspore and anther culture improvement developments for wheat breeding: Pauk Janos; In vitro plant regeneration and preliminary studies on Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation of mungbean: R.H. Sarker; Induced mutations and biotechnology in improving crops: S.M. Jain and M. Maluszynski; Current strategies in molecular breeding to step up production: A.S. Islam and G. Clark; Genetic engineering to develop resistance against potato virus Y.: V.A. Bapat; Direct DNA transfer using particle gun bombardment-a potential tool for crop improvement: Susan Eapen; Comparative assessment of somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in salt tolerant and susceptible indica variety: A.B. Mandal; In vitro variability in tissue culture: A fresh look: A. Mujib; Tissue culture studies in Lentil (Lens culanaris Medik): Jacobsen; Development of transgenic chicory (Chicorium intybus L.) through agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation with osmotin gene: M.Z. Abdin; Engineering defense responses in plants for crop improvement and yield: Recent advancement in in vitro gene transfer technology: S. Ali and A. Mujib