Progress in Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology: Proceedings of the VIIth International Congress on Plant Tissue and Cell Culture, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24-29 June 1990 / Edition 1

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Section A / Genetic Manipulation and Propagation.- Micropropagation in Crop Species.- Genetic Preservation in vitro.- Current Research in Biotechnology with Application to Plant Breeding.- Plant Regeneration from Embryogenic Calli, Cell Suspension Cultures and Protoplasts of Triticum aestivum L. (Wheat).- Tissue, Cell, and Protoplast Culture of Maize (Zea mays L.).- Antioxidants Influence the Plating Efficiency and Microcallus-Growth of Protoplasts in Lolium perenne L..- Enhancement of Sugar Yield: A Molecular Biological Approach.- Applications of the Particle Gun in Plant Biology.- X-Irradiation and Co-Transformation of Petunia “Mitchell” Protoplasts with Two Antibiotic Resistance Genes.- Gene Transfer to Barley.- Promoterless Reporter Genes and Their Use in Plant Gene Transformation.- Transformation of Cucumber via Agrobacterium tumefaciens.- Rejuvenation and Micropropagation.- Genotype-Phenotype Interplay in Micropropagation.- Effect of Mineral Nutrition on the Growth and Multiplication of in vitro Cultured Plants.- Rapid Regeneration of Sugarbeet (Beta vulgaris L.) Plants from in vitro Cultures.- Morphogenesis of Gladiolus Buds in Bioreactors — Implication for Scaled-Up Propagation of Geophytes.- Dormancy Development in Lily Bulblets Propagated In Vitro.- Do We Understand Somaclonal Variation?.- Gene Expression in Salt Tolerant Alfalfa Cell Cultures and the Salt Tolerant Plants Regenerated from these Cultures.- Glyphosate Resistance and Gene Amplification in Selected Daucus carota Suspension Cultures.- RFLP-Analysis of Rice Plants Regenerated from Tissue Cultures.- In vivo and in vitro Mutagenesis of a Brassica napus Acetolactate Synthase Gene for the Production of Herbicide Resistance.- Cell Culture of Alien Chromosome Addition Lines to Induce Somatic Recombination and Gene Introgression.- Antibiotic Resistant Mutants of Solanum nigrum.- Establishing a Tomato Transposon Tagging System with Heterologous Transposons.- The Use of the Polymerase Chain Reaction to Detect Specific Sequences in Transformed Plant Tissues.- Differential Expression of Agropine Synthase Gene during Morphogenesis in vitro.- Intrinsic GUS-Like Activity.- Field Testing of Cucumber Plants which express the CMV Coat Protein Gene: Field Plot Design to Test Natural Infection Pressures.- Two Years of Transgenic Flax Field Tests: What Do They Tell Us?.- From Microspore to Embryoid: Faces of the Angiosperm Pollen Grain.- Two Pathways in Pollen Protoplast Culture: Cell Divisions and Tube Growth.- Biochemical and Cytological Changes in Young Tobacco Pollen during in vitro Starvation in Relation to Pollen Embryogenesis.- Molecular and Physiological Differentiation of Pollen in vitro.- Sex Determination in the Dioecious Melandrium: The in vitro Culture Approach.- Transformation of Pollen.- In vitro Fertilization of Single, Isolated Gametes, Transmission of Cytoplasmic Organelles and Cell Reconstitution of Maize (Zea mays I.).- Anther Culture Selection to Enhance Snow Mold Disease Resistance in Winter Wheat.- Haploid Suspension and Protoplast Culture from Isolated Microspores of Maize.- Embryo Rescue of Interspecific Hybrids of Brassica spinescens X Brassica campestris and DNA Analysis.- Haploids from Unpollinated Ovaries of Allium cepa-Single Plant Screening, Haploid Determination, and Long term Storage.- Partial Genome Transfer in Interspecific Tomato Hybrids.- Transfer of Resistance to PLRV, PVX and PVY from S. brevidens to Potato by Somatic Hybridisation: Characterisation and Field Evaluation.- Transfer of Tobacco Mosaic Virus Resistance by Asymmetric Protoplast Fusion.- Improvements of the Brassica Crops by Transfer of Genes from Alien Species via Somatic Hybridization.- Section B / Morphogenesis and Metabolism.- Mechanisms of Somatic Embryogenesis in Cell Cultures — Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.- Lipid Synthesis and Transfer.- Biosynthesis of Triacylglycerols in Plant Cell and Embryo Cultures. Their Significance in the Breeding of Oil Plants.- Lipid Composition of Plasma Membrane from Crown Gall Tumour in vitro.- Intracellular Pi-Compartmentation during Phosphate Starvation-Triggered Induction of an Extracellular Ribonuclease in Tomato Cell Culture.- Aerobic Hexose Metabolism in Embryogenic Cell Lines of Daucus carota Studied by 13C NMR Using 13C-Enriched Substrates.- Are Two Localization Sites of Nitrate Reductase Responsible for the Differential Expression in Tobacco Cells during the Growth Cycle?.- Phyhrome in Plant Cell Cultures.- Blue-Light Effects on Gene Expression in Plant-Cell Cultures.- Light-Dependent Growth and Differentiation Processes in Photoautotrophic Cell Cultures.- Light Stimulated Cell Proliferation and Glyoxalase Activity in Callus Cultures of Amaranthus paniculatus.- Spatial and Temporal Expression of Regulatory Genes in Zea mays.- Developmental Mutants in Carrot.- Tissue and Cell-Specific Expression of Genes Encoding Carrot Extracellular Proteins.- Microspore-Derived Embryos: A Tool for Studies in Regulation of Gene Expression in Zygotic Embryos.- Molecular Changes Associated with the Commitment Phase of Microspore Embryogenesis.- Expression of Chimeric Genes in Developing Embryos Derived from Isolated Microspores from Transgenic Brassica napus Plants.- Detection of Androgenesis-Related Proteins in Maize.- Significant Higher Proportions of 1BL-1RS Wheat-Rye Translocation Lines Among Doubled Haploid Progenies Derived from Fl Hybrids Between Translocated and Non-Translocated Wheat Cultivars.- Differences in Responses to 2,4-Dichlorophenoxy Acetic Acid (2,4-D) Treatment between Embryogenic and Non-Embryogenic Lines of Alfalfa.- The Commitment to Embryogenesis, A Cytological Approach.- Immunocyhemical Localization of Calmodulin During Carrot Somatic Embryogenesis.- pH Control of Carrot Somatic Embryogenesis.- Somatic Embryogenesis in Celery: Induction, Control and Changes in Polyamines and Proteins.- Production and Characterization of Monoclonal Antibodies against Marker Proteins for Somatic Embryogenesis in Pea (Pisum sativum L.).- Signal Transduction at the Membrane Level of Plant Cells.- Inhibition of Polyamine Biosynthesis Affects the Rhizogenic Response in Tobacco Thin Cell Layers.- Plant Growth Regulator Manipulations in Sugar Beet.- Regulation of Cytokinin Catabolism in Tobacco Callus Cultures.- Differential Sensitivity to Auxin at the Plasma Membrane Level.- Roles of the Primary Cell Wall in Morphogenesis.- Signals Influencing Cell Elongation, Cell Enlargement, Cell Division and Morphogenesis.- Effect of A Xyloglucan-Derived Nonasaccharide on Carrot Protoplasts.- Characterization of GP57, An Auxin-Regulated and Dermal-Tissue-Localized Extracellular Glycoprotein of Carrot.- Molecular Aspects of the Cell Cycle in Catharanthus roseus Synchronous Cell Division Cultures.- Microtubules and the First Cell Cycle in Cultured Mesophyll Protoplasts of Nicotiana.- Section C / Secondary Metabolites.- Possiblilities for Improving Yields of Secondary Metabolites in Plant Cell Cultures.- The Toxic Compartment of Plant Cells.- Transport and Accumulation of Secondary Metabolites.- Accumulation of Ajmalicine and Serpentine in Vacuoles Isolated from Catharanthus roseus Cell Suspension Cultures.- Recovery of Secondary Metabolites with Minimal Loss of Cell Viability.- Cellular Aspects of Thiophene Accumulation in Relation to Root Differentiation.- Possibilities of Finding New Products from Plant Cell Cultures.- Large-Scale Production of New Biologically Active Compounds in Plant-Cell Cultures.- Terpene Production by Liverworts of in vitro Cultures.- Immobilized Ginkgo biloba Cell Cultures.- Production of Terpenes by Transformed Differentiated Shoot Cultures of Mentha piperita citrata and M. Piperita vulgaris.- Isolation and Distribution of 7ß- Hydroxyhyoscyamine in Solanaceous Plants.- Bioconversion of xenobiotics (Pesticides) in Plant Cell Cultures.- Bioconversion of Precursors Occurring in Plants and of Related Synthetic Compounds.- Bioconvention of Xenobiotics in Different Plant Systems - Cell Suspension Cultures, Root Cultures and Intact Plants.- Metobolism of Polychlorinated Biphenylis (PCBs) by Plant Tissue Cultures.- Metabolism of Metribuzin in Tomato Cell Cultures by a Glucosyltransferase.- Conversion of Glucosinolate Synthetic Precursors in Brassica Cultures.- Possibilities, Problems, and Pitfalls of Large-Scale Plant Cell Cultures.- Biosynthesis of Sanguinarine by Elicitation of Surface Immobilized Cells of Papaver somniferum L..- The Effect of Continuous High Shear Stress on Plant Cell Suspension Cultures.- Application of the Liquid-Impelled Loop Reactor for the Production of Anthraquinones by Plant Cell Cultures.- The Cultivation of Transformed Roots from Laboratory to Pilot Plant.- Production of Deacetyllanatoside C by Digitalis lanata Cell Cultures.- Use of Genetic Engineering to Improve Yields in Cell Cultures, e.g. (Anti)sense DNA Technology.- Strategies to Improve Yields of Secondary Metabolites to Industrially Interesting Levels.- Selection of High-Yielding Cell Lines of Tagetes Using Flow Cytometry.- The Effects of Over-Expressing the Yeast Ornithine Decarboxylase Gene upon the Nicotine and Polyamine Levels in Transformed Roots of Nicotiana rustica.- Semisynthetic Production of Vinblastine Involving Cell Cultures of Catharanthus roseus and Chemical Reaction.- Principles Regulating Formation and Activity of Secondary Metabolic Enzymes on Plant Tissue and Cell Cultures.- Enzymology of Alkaloid Production in Plant Cell Cultures.- Affecting Secondary Product Formation in Suspension and Hairy Root Cultures — A Comparison.- Purification of Cyhrome P-450-Dependent Geraniol-l0-Hydroxylase from a Cell Suspension Culture of Catharanthus roseus.- Molecular Cloning, and Tissue- and Cell-Specific Expression of Hyos-Cyamine 6ß-Hydroxylase.- Section D / Biotechnology and Developing Countries.- Perspectives in Plant Cell and Tissue Culture in Developing Countries.- Commercialisation of Agricultural Biotechnology in India: Opportunities, Progress and Problems.- Impact of Tissue Culture Techniques on the Development of Agribusiness in Mexico.- A Model For Comparing and Evaluating Biotechnological Innovations for Small-Scale Farmers in Developing Countries.

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