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Plant Cell Culture

Julian Coleman, David Evans, Anne Kearns
Publication Date:
August 21, 2003
Content Details:
208 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    Plant cell culture is an essential methodology in plant sciences, with numerous variant techniques depending on the cell type and organism. Plant Cell Culture provides the reader with a concise overview of these techniques, including basic plant biology for cell culture, basic sterile technique and media preparation, specific techniques for various plant cell and tissue types including applications, tissue culture in agriculture, horticulture and forestry and culture for genetic engineering and biotechnology. This book will be an essential addition to any plant science laboratory's bookshelf.


      • Coverage is comprehensive without being fragmented.
      • Covers the basics of many interdisciniplinary biological subjects so will benefit large numbers of students acorss life sciences.

  • Contents

    1. An Introduction to Plant Cell and Tissue Culture  2. Basic Plant Biology for Cell Culture  3. Tissue Culture in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry  4. Tissue Culture in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology  5. Culture Facilities, Sterile Technique and Media Preparation  6. Callus Cultures  7. Cell Suspension Cultures  8. Protoplast Culture  9. Haploid Cultures  10. Organ and Embryo Culture  11. Regeneration of Plants and Micropropagation  12. Somaclonal Variation  13. Bacterial Culture in the Plant Cell Culture Laboratory  14. Industrial Uses of Plant Cell Culture  15. Prospects and Future Challenges