Micropropagation of Orchids, 2 Volume Set

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-05-12
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This greatly expanded and updated edition of a classic reference work provides the user with comprehensive details of the overwhelming majority and perhaps even all procedures for propagating orchids through the culture of tissues in vitro (micropropagation). Presented in two volumes, the book opens with a detailed and illustrated historical section which covers the discoveries, developments and people which made micropropagation possible. Section 2 discusses in detail the principles and components of culture media which are used in micropropagation. The main component of the two volumes is Chapter 3. This chapter contains detailed procedures for the culture of over 100 orchid genera. Classical, established and the very latest techniques of clonal propagation through the culture in vitro of organs, tissues, and cells are presented. Every one of the listed methods includes tables of complete recipes for a wide range of culture media. This new edition will continue to be the key reference for all those interested in and involved in orchid micropropagation, growing, and production.

Author Biography

Dr Joseph Arditti majored in floriculture as an undergraduate and received his doctorate from the University of Southern California in 1965. After serving as a lecturer for one year at the University of Southern California, he accepted a faculty position at the University of California, Irvine in 1966 where he taught General Botany, Horticulture, and Plant Physiology while engaging in research on various aspects of orchid biology in the US, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Dr Arditti retired in 2001 and is now Professor Emeritus. He continues to write and travel worldwide to lecture at scientific meetings and to orchid groups. He is acknowledged to be one of the world's leading experts on orchid biology and propagation.

Table of Contents

General Outline of Techniques and Procedures
Methods for Specific Genera, Acampe to Eulophia
Methods for Specific Genera, Gastrochilus to Zygopetalum
Literature Cited
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Appendix 4
Appendix 5
Appendix 6
Index of Persons
Index of Organism Names
Subject Index
Title Page of the First Edition
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