In vitro breeding strategies in the development of Australian native plants
Zulkarnain, Zul, Tapingkae, Tanya, & Taji, Acram (2012) In vitro breeding strategies in the development of Australian native plants. In Peter, K.V. (Ed.) Nutri Horticulture. Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, pp. 75-97.
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Plant tissue culture is a technique that exploits the ability of many plant cells to revert to a meristematic state. Although originally developed for botanical research, plant tissue culture has now evolved into important commercial practices and has become a significant research tool in agriculture, horticulture and in many other areas of plant sciences.
Plant tissue culture is the sterile culture of plant cells, tissues, or organs under aseptic conditions leading to cell multiplication or regeneration or organs and whole plants. The steps required to develop reliable systems for plant regeneration and their application in plant biotechnology are reviewed in countless books. Some of the major landmarks in the evolution of in vitro techniques are summarised in Table 5.1.
In this chapter the current applications of this technology to agriculture, horticulture, forestry and plant breeding are briefly described with specific examples from Australian plants when applicable.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Australian Plants, In Vitro Breeding, Somatic Embryogenesis, Haploid Production, Embryo Rescue|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Daya Publishing House|
|Deposited On:||04 Jul 2012 09:03|
|Last Modified:||06 Jun 2013 18:10|
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