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From the PublisherThe Editors are to be complimented on bringing together the views of so many of the World's current experts in this field. ... The Editors tried to assign each Chapter to one or a group of experts in the field. This has ensured broad/in-depth coverage of the various topics selected. Section I ... outlines what they wished to achieve with this valuable contribution. ... [Section II] is invaluable for those students and/or researchers wishing to enter this field. ... The use of protoplasts, haploid culture, embryo rescue, somaclonal variation, cryopreservation, gene expression regulation and the production of natural products are expertly covered in [Section IV]. These Chapters form an integrated unit indicating that much time and effort has gone into its compilation. ... I found this Book very comprehensive with much to offer the students, teachers and researchers. It is a valuable contribution to possess and it will remain of value for a very long time. It would be advisable for all Libraries to have copies on their shelves.
—J. Van Staden, Research Centre for Plant Growth and Development, School of Biological and Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, in South African Journal of Botany, 2011, Vol. 77, Issue 3
... some interesting and well-referenced articles are included ... . The book also comes with a DVD of Powerpoint presentations and 'movie' presentations of lab work which will be useful to many readers. There are some good mini-reviews with the chapter on molecular approaches a particularly useful overview. There are also some excellent introductory chapters (notably a chapter on the proper use of microscopes) which would be of great value to students and teachers. ... The final chapter on The Business of Biotechnology is ... a useful addition. This is an extensive volume ... as a general work covering plant biotechnology would provide useful information to plant scientists.
—S. Millam, in Experimental Agriculture, 2011, Vol. 47, Issue 3