Orchid Biotechnology

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The diversity and specialization in orchid floral morphology have fascinated botanists and collectors for centuries. In the past 10 years, the orchid industry has been growing substantially worldwide. This interesting book focuses on the recent advances in orchid biotechnology research since the last 10 years in Taiwan. To advance the orchid industry, enhancement of basic research as well as advanced biotechnology will provide a good platform to improve the flower quality and breeding of new varieties. Important topics covered include the new knowledge of basic genome, through floral morphogenesis, floral ontology, embryogenesis, micropropagation, to functional genomics such as EST, virus-induced gene silencing, and genetic transformation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812706195
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/27/2007
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 6.39 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     v
Preface     ix
List of Contributors     xiii
Breeding and Development of New Varieties in Phalaenopsis   Ching-Yan Tang   Wen-Huei Chen     1
Embryo Development of Orchids   Yung-I Lee   Edward C Yeung   Mei-Chu Chung     23
In vitro Morphogenesis and Micro-Propagation of Orchids   Wei-Chin Chang     45
Somaclonal Variation in Orchids   Fure-Chyi Chen   Wen-Huei Chen     65
The Screening of Orchid Mycorrhizal Fungi (OMF) and their Applications   Doris C. N. Chang     77
Analysis of the Orchid Genome Size Using Flow Cytometry   Tsai-Yun Lin   Hsiao-Ching Lee     99
The Cytogenetics of Phalaenopsis Orchids   Yen-Yu Kao   Chih-Chung Lin   Chien-Hao Huang   Yi-Hsueh Li     115
Analysis of the Chloroplast Genome of Phalaenopsis aphrodite   Ching-Chun Chang   Hsien-Chia Lin   Wun-Hong Zeng     129
Analysis of Expression of Phalaenopsis Floral ESTs   Wen-Chieh Tsai   Yu-Yun Hsiao   Zhao-Jun Pan   Hong-Hwa Chen     145
Orchid MADS-Box Genes Controlling Floral Morphogenesis   Wen-Chieh Tsai   Chin-Wei Lin   Chang-Sheng Kuoh   Hong-Hwa Chen     163
Pseudobulb-Specific Gene Expression of Oncidium Orchid at the Stage of Inflorescence Initiation   Jun Tan   Heng-Long Wang   Kai-Wun Yeh     185
Application of Virus-induced Gene Silencing Technology in Gene Functional Validation of Orchids   Hsiang-Chia Lu   Hong-Hwa Chen   Hsin-Hung Yeh     211
Genetic Transformation as a Tool for Improvement of Orchids   Sanjaya Chan   Ming-Tsair Chan     225
Index     255
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