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Tree Biotechnology

1st Edition

Edited by Kishan Gopal Ramawat, Jean-Michel Mérillon, M. R. Ahuja

CRC Press

656 pages | 32 Color Illus. | 22 B/W Illus.

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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 understanding, and improvement through biotechnological and molecular tools.

Table of Contents

Biology and Biotechnology

Biotechnology of Trees: Chestnut, C. D. Nelson, W.A. Powell, S.A. Merkle, J.E. Carlson, F.V. Hebard, N. Islam-Faridi, M.E. Staton, and L. Georgi

In Vitro Culture: A Tool for Phytoremediation Purposes, Maurizio Capuana

Wood Formation in Trees, Mauriat Mélanie, Le Provost Grégoire, Rozenberg Philippe, Delzon Sylvain, Bréda Nathalie,Clair Bruno, Coutand Catherine, Domec Jean-Christophe, Fourcaud Thierry, Grima-PettenatiJacqueline, Herrera Raul, Leplé Jean-Charles, Richet Nicolas, Trontin Jean-François, and Plomion Christophe

COST Action FP0905: Biosafety of Forest Transgenic Trees, Cristina Vettori, Gilles Pilate, Hely Häggman, Fernando Gallardo, Lucia Ionita, Marja Ruohonen-Lehto, Boet Glandorf, Antoine Harfouche, Stefano Biricolti, Donatella Paffetti, Vassiliki Kazana, Mirjana Sijacic-Nikolic, Lambros Tsourgiannis, Fabio Migliacci, Francesca Donnarumma, Klaus Minol, and Matthias Fladung

Biology and Biotechnology of Gum Yielding Indian trees, Jaya Arora and K.G. Ramawat

An Overview on Haploid Production in Trees, Vijay Kumar Mishra and Rakhi Chaturvedi

Tree Biotechnology with special reference to species of Fragile Ecosystems and Arid Environments, N.S. Shekhawat, M.K. Rai, M. Phulwaria, J.S. Rathore, A.K. Gupta, M. Purohit, A.K. Patel, V. Kataria and Smita Shekhawat

Pinus Biotechnology: Progress and Prospects, Hiranjit Choudhury, Suman Kumaria, and Pramod Tandon

Micropropagation and Clonal Fidelity

Plant Production in Japanese Pines via Somatic Embryogenesis, Tsuyoshi E. Maruyama and Yoshihisa Hosoi

Clonal Propagation via Somatic Embryogenesis in Quercus spp., E. Corredoira, M. Toribio and A.M. Vieitez

Nuclear and organelle DNA fingerprints as the most useful markers to evaluate genetic integrity of micropropagated plants, Vijay Rani Rajpal, Sarita Sharma, Rachhaya M. Devarumath, Manju Chaudhary, Avinash Kumar, Neeraj Khare, and S.N. Raina

Genetic Transformation and Transgenics

Regulation of Transgene Expression and Containment in forest Trees, M. R. Ahuja

State and Perspectives of Genetically Modified Trees in some Western Balkan Countries, Nonić M., J. Nedeljković, U. Radojević, C. Vettori and M. Šijačić-Nikolić

Genetic Transformation of Eucalyptus– Challenges and Future Prospects, Raj Deepika Chauhan, Adri Veale,Ma Cathleen, Steven H. Strauss, Alexander A. Myburg

Biotechnological Approaches for Improvement and Conservation of Prunus Species, Eun Ju Cheong

Prospects of using a modified Ac/Ds transposon system from maize for activation tagging in the tree species Populus, Matthias Fladung

Genetics and Genomics

Tree breeding: classical to modern, P. M. Priyadarshan

Genomics of Trees, Filippos A. (Phil) Aravanopoulos

DNA Markers in Tree Improvement of Tropical Plantation Species, Modhumita Ghosh Dasgupta and R. Yasodha

Functional Genomics in Fruit Trees, Giorgio Gambino, Chiara Pagliarani, and Ivana Gribaudo

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry