Tree Biotechnology

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466597143
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 4/7/2014
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 1,066,759
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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

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