Cell and Tissue Culture in Forestry

General Principles and Biotechnology

  • J. M. Bonga
  • Don J. Durzan

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 24-26)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction

    1. J. M. Bonga, Don J. Durzan
      Pages 1-3
  3. Media and Physical Environment

    1. B. H. Mccown, J. C. Sellmer
      Pages 4-16
    2. R. D. Teasdale
      Pages 17-49
    3. E. G. Kirby, T. Leustek, M. S. Lee
      Pages 67-88
    4. Michael R. Thompson, Trevor A. Thorpe
      Pages 89-112
    5. N. Bagni, S. Biondi
      Pages 113-124
    6. V. Chalupa
      Pages 142-151
    7. Th. Gaspar, C. Kevers, P. Debergh, L. Maene, M. Paques, Ph. Boxus
      Pages 152-166
  4. Clonal Propagation

    1. R. Timmis, M. M. Abo El-Nil, R. W. Stonecypher
      Pages 198-215
    2. W. P. Hackett
      Pages 216-231
    3. A. Franclet, M. Boulay, F. Bekkaoui, Y. Fouret, B. Verschoore-Martouzet, N. Walker
      Pages 232-248
  5. Genetic Variation and Ultrastructure

    1. M. R. Ahuja
      Pages 272-285
    2. S. S. Dhillon
      Pages 298-313
    3. Ronald Sederoff, Anne-Marie Stomp, Babette Gwynn, Elizabeth Ford, Carol Loopstra, Paul Hodgskiss et al.
      Pages 314-329
    4. T. C. Pesacreta, M. V. Parthasarathy
      Pages 353-371
    5. F. Bernard-Durix, A. Kovoor
      Pages 372-388
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 419-422

About this book


Since the first edition of our book "Tissue Culture in Fores­ try" in 1982 we have witnessed remarkable advances in cell and tissue culture technologies with woody perennials. In addition to forest biologists in government, industry, and universities, we now have molecular biologists, genetic engineers, and biochemists using cell and tissue cultures of woody species routinely. There­ fore, the time has come for an update of the earlier edition. In our present effort to cover new developments we have expanded to three volumes: 1. General principles and Biotechnology 2. Specific Principles and Methods: Growth and Development 3. Case Histories: Gymnosperms, Angiosperms and Palms The scientific barriers to progress in tree improvement are not so much lack of foreign gene expression in plants but our current inabili ty to regenerate plants in true-to-type fashion on a mas­ sive and economic scale. To achieve this in the form of an appro­ pr iate biotechnology, cell and tissue culture will increasing ly require a better understanding of basic principles in chemistry and physics that determine structural and functional relationships among molecules and macromolecules (proteins, RNA, DNA) within cells and tissues. These principles and their relationship with the culture medium and its physical environment, principles of clonal propagation, and genetic variation and ultrastructure are discussed in volume one.


Woody plant biotechnology environment forest trees genetic engineering metabolism temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • J. M. Bonga
    • 1
    • 2
  • Don J. Durzan
    • 3
  1. 1.Canadian Forestry ServiceFrederictonCanada
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaUSA
  3. 3.Canadian Forestry ServiceCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8300-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0994-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1334
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