Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Contamination control and enhanced axillary budding from mature explants of Taxus baccata ssp. Wallichiana/Anjali A. Kulkarni and K.V. Krishnamurthy. 2. Bioinformatics: an overview/Pramod Tandon and Pallavi Bhattacharjee. 3. Intellectual property rights in Biotechnology/H.S. Chawla and A.K. Singh. 4. In vivo and in vitro studies on plant tumors/U. Kant and Vidya Patni. 5. Integrated approaches of Mutagenesis and in vitro selection for crop improvement/P. Suprasanna, Meenakshi Sidha and V.A. Bapat. 6. Clonal Fidelity in micropropagated plants/Sapna Malik-Ahlawat, Alka Narula, Sandip Das and P.S. Srivastava. 7. Tissue culture of date Palm (Phoenix Dactylifera L.)--a non-conventional approach/Mangal Singh and N.S. Shekhawat. 8. Cytological analysis of nodal stem segment and Callus regenerated plantlets of Azadirachta indica A. Juss. (Neem)/Kavita Arora, Meena Sharma, Kavita Kapoor, Alka Srivastava and A.K. Sharma. 9. Establishment of an in vitro clonal propagation method for commercial exploitation from a high Biomass yielding Aloe Vera (L.) germplasm/Aparaiita Mitra and Amita Pal. 10. Unravelling the molecular basis of somatic embryogenesis/Paramjit Khurana and Bhumica Singla. 11. Doubled Haploids in crop Brassicas: retrospect and prospects/Deepak Prem, Kadambari Gupta and Abha Agnihotri. 12. Tissue culture studies on Bamboos/I.D. Arya, Reetu Sharma, Sudhir Chauhan and Sarita Arya. 13. Cloning of female plant of Simmondsia Chinensis (Link) Schneider selected for cultivation in Rajasthan/Ram K. and N.S. Shekhawat. 14. Comparative studies on somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from immature and mature zygotic embryo axes of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)/A. Roja Rani and G. Padmaja. 15. In vitro studies and micropropagation of anacyclus pyrethrum and crataeva nurvala/D. Panwar, M. Singh, M.S. Rathore and N.S. Shekhawat. 16. Micropropagation and large-scale plant regeneration of edible Bamboo dendrocalamus asper through somatic embryogenesis/Sarita Arya, Richa Satsangi, Abhinav Kant, R.N. Pandey, S.K.S. Chauhan, Sudhir Sharma and I.D. Arya. 17. Natural products of plant origin with therapeutic potentiality and their biotechnological production/K.G. Ramawat, Shaily Goyal, Narendr Kumar and K.C. Sonie. 18. Micropropagation of medicinal plants of Indian desert and aravallies/M.S. Rathore, B. Singh, Vinod Kataria and N.S. Shekhawat. 19. Morphological and biochemical changes in in vitro raised Arachis hypogaea var RG-141, under different growth regulators/Smita Chaudhry and Bhavna Pokhriyal. 20. Morphogenesis in cultured tissues of three grass species/A. Kackar and N.S. Shekhawat. 21. In vitro propagation of vigna sp/Abhijeet Singh, Kavita Mathur, C. Rajasekharan, T. Kalaivani, Navneet Sidhu and Sarika Gupta. 22. Biology and biotechnology of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)--a review/Rohini Trivedi and Sunil Dutta Purohit. 23. Propagation of chlorophytum Borivilianum San. and Fern--a review/Vidhu Aeri, Deepshika Pande and G.S. Chakraborthy. 24. Recent advances in micropropagation of Chlorophytum Borivilianum Sant. and Fern./Gayatri K. Vaidya and Vincent J. Braganza S.J. 25. Enhancement of secondary metabolites by elicitation and metabolic engineering/Deepshikha Pande Katare, Sameer Bhargava and Vidhu Aeri. 26. High frequency plant regeneration Saccharum Munja -- a useful plant of arid area/Vinod Kataria and N.S. Shekhawat. 27. Biology and biotechnology of Lasiurus Sindicus (Shewan): a valuable grass of Thar Desert/H.S. Gehlot, Poonam Agarwal, Pooja Khurana and N.S. Shekhawat. 28. Liquid culture system stimulates in vitro growth and shoot multiplication in some medicinally important plant species of Aravallis in Rajasthan/Rakhi Nagori, Praveena Rathore, Shailendra Vyas, Neelu Joshi, Manohar Singh Rao, Rajesh Suthar, Parul Mathur and Sunil Dutta Purohi. 29. In vitro approaches for plant regeneration and conservation of some potential medicinal plants/Mohammad Anis, Mohd Kashif Husain, Mohd Faisal, Anwar Shahzad, Naseem Ahmad, Iram Siddique and Hina Khan. 30. Rejuvenation of mature plant tissues/L. D'Souza, Shashikiran Nivas, Anuradha Rao, Smitha Hegde, Icy D'Silva. 31. Molecular characterization of diversity in Feronia Limonia using ISSR markers/Shailendra Vyas, Anupama Gaur, Akhilesh K. Tyagi and Sunil Dutta Purohit. 32. Molecular and morphometric diversity in relation to breeding system in Andrographis Paniculata (Burm. f.) Nees/Surrinder K. Lattoo, Rekha S. Dhar, Shabnam Khan, Shishupaul Bamotra, Maharaj K. Bhan, Autar K. Dhar and Kuldip K. Gupta. 33. An approach to determine polymorphic and sharing of genome between crops of Poaceae family (wheat, rice and sugarcane) using RAPD as genetic tool/Nandita Singh and G.K. Garg. 34. Molecular biology of fruit ripening/C.P. Malik. 35. Molecular markers -- an important and indispensable biotechnological tool for crop improvement and conservation/Deevan Julfikar Ali and Amla Batra. 36. Morphological and molecular characterization of a rare medicinal herb 'Safed Musli' (Chlorophytum Borivilianum Sant. Et Fernand.)/N. Joshi, G.J. Randhawa and S.D. Purohit. 37. Biochemical changes associated with morphogenesis in Saffron/R.K. Sharma, Ashok Ahuja, M. Sharada and C.M. Govil. 38. Insecticidal genes and their sustainable use in insect resistant transgenic crops/Suresh Kumar. 39. Gene tagging : a golden research area in agriculture biotechnology/Shivangi Mathur and P.C. Trivedi. 40. Alternative respiration may have a role in reducing oxidative stress in plants/K. Annamalainathan, N.L. Taylor, Jamesh Jacob, P.M. Finnegan and D.A. Day. 41. Tissue culture techniques in introgression of resistance to alternaria helianthi from Wild sunflowers to cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.)/M. Sujatha. 42. Virus resistance inducing proteins from plants/H.N. Verma and A.K. Singh. 43. Effect of NaCl and thermal stress on proline content and electrophoretic behaviour of protein in small-millets seedlings grown in vitro/Vidhya Laxmi, Bhana Ram Gadi and S.P. Bohra. 44. A study of systemic acquired responses to pathogen attack in certain economically important crops/Ruchi Chauhan, Ritu Sareen, Ashok Munjal and Vinay Sharma. 45. Efficient microdosing of phosphorus to pearl millet hybrids (Pennisetum americanum L.) for improved seedling establishment under nutrient-stressed environments/Ravi Valluru, Reshma Rizvi, C. Tom Hash and Vincent Vadez. Index.
"Plant tissue culture techniques help in understanding basic life processes and their proper understanding is essential for improving crop productivity. Besides, recently molecular biology has assumed great importance with respect to plant biotechnology. The present book amalgamates all three aspects into one, practical applications of various techniques being the need of the hour.
It discusses micropropagation studies on several crop plants, molecular basis of understanding various life processes including molecular basis of somatic embryogenesis and other physiological and biochemical processes having significant biotechnological applications. It also includes in vitro studies of some important plants like Aloe vera, Simmondsia chinensis, Anacyclus pyrethrum and Crataeva nurvala, Arachis hypogaea L., Phoenix dactylifera, Dendrocalamus asper, Asparagus adescendens Roxb., natural products of plant origin with their therapeutic potential and biotechnological production, genome analysis of crop plants with future applications in biotechnology etc.
The book is useful for postgraduates and researchers in plant biotechnology and related areas like plant science, biotechnology, bioscience, environmental science, food biosciences and chemistry. It will also be of interest for professionals working in the plant biotechnology industry." (jacket)