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Plant Tissue Culture - Theory and Techniques

A.P. Mishra (Author) Shailesh Kumar (Author) Sweta Mishra (Author)
Synopsis Biotechnology is an emerging field of science and as such the government of India is laying a large and exclusive impetus on it. Plant tissue culture is the basic and the most important aspect of Biotechnology. All the molecular biological and biotechnological findings can only be realized in material by the plant tissue culture. Therefore, plant tissue culture has been introduced as a compulsory course in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate syllabi of all the Agricultural University, ICAR institutes and other plant science related educational organizations. This book has been designed to benefit the students, the research scholars and the scientists for developing a level of self-confidence to conduct the experiments independently and can acquire the practical skills along with the basic know-how about the techniques being used. Each chapter is devoted to a separate aspect of plant tissue culture and the chapters are arranged in the order of increasing technical complexity. The opening chapters present a brief historical survey of the field of plant tissue culture, a background in sterilization techniques. Various components of the nutrient medium have been dealt in greater detail. The text deals with the experimental details of each and every technique. The protocols have been simplified legibly to include details and notes that we hope will help the user avoid unnecessary errors and confusion. All the applications of plant tissue culture have been very well discussed and the techniques associated with them described in detail. This being complete book on Plant culture will solve all types of problem of the users who will not have to use other resource books for the same purpose.
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About the authors

A.P. Mishra

A.P. Mishra, a young and dynamic scholar of philosophy, is doing research in Patna University. Mr. Mishra has written many research papers which undoubtedly prove his efficiency and knowledge in the field of oriental studies.

Shailesh Kumar

Shailesh Kumar is an Assistant Professor and in-charge, Plant tissue culture Laboratory, RAU, Pusa and has several years of experience working with plant tissue culture. He has been a meritorious student of BHU, Varanasi and IARI, New Delhi with many fellowships awarded by ICAR, CSIR and UGC. He is the Co-PI of a National medicinal Plant Board sponsored project. He has been teaching Plant Physiology and Biotechnology courses and has good research publications.

Sweta Mishra

Sweta Mishra (b. 1971) obtained her M.A. and M.Phil degrees in Political Science from the University of Delhi. Her area of specialization is public administration, rural development and grass-root democracy. Her earlier book 'Democratic Decentralisation in India: Retrospect and Prospect' published by Mittal Publications, New Delhi has been widely acclaimed. She frequently writes for professional journals on wide-ranging problems like development administration, democratic decentralization and Indian political system. Currently she is engaged in her Ph.D. thesis 'Promotion of Small-Scale Industries in India'.

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Title Plant Tissue Culture - Theory and Techniques
Format Hardcover
Date published: 07.07.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788172336028
length viii+211p., Tables; Figures; B/w Plates; Appendices; References; Glossary; Index; 22cm.