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||FUNDAMENTALS OF PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY, 2ND EDITION
Author: Dr. Amla Batra
Description: Changing trends in the field of science and technology have established biotechnology as an indispensable tool in crop improvement programmes. Plant tissue culture forms the basis of all these advanced technologies. In view of its immense practical applicability plant biotechnology has been introduced in the undergraduate and post graduate syllabi of the biology stream. Although a number of reference books are available on the subject, omprehensive account of the diverse constituents of biotechnology still remains to be documented. The author was thus intrigued to prepare this book. The hook is an attempt to survey various aspects/basics of biotechnology viz., Micropropagation, Somatic Embryogenesis, Haploid Plant Production, Synthetic Seeds, Genetic Engineering etc. and present them in a consolidated fashion. Thus, the book caters to the need of students providing them conceptual insight into the fundamentals of biotechnology.
Table of Content: •Plant Tissue Culture: Introduction •Laboratory Organization •Culturing Techniques and Nutrition •Micropropagation •Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seed Technology •Protoplast Isolation, Culture and Fusion •Haploid Plant production: Anther, Pollen and Embryo Culture •Somaclonal Variations •Genetic Engineering •Practical Applications of Plant Tissue Culture