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Floriculture: Role of Tissue Culture and Molecular Techniques

S.K. Datta (Editor) D. Chakrabarty (Editor)
Synopsis Today, floriculture is recognized as most remunerative profession with a much higher potential for returns per unit area than most fields and even some other horticultural crops. All over the world, the floricultural sector can nowadays be characterized as a sector experiencing rapid changes. Lack of correct information is one of the major constraints in the growth of floriculture industry. Recent advances in micropropagation and biotechnology offers new and exciting challenges for advancement of floriculture. There was necessary to compile worldwide activities on these subjects with special reference to their application on floricultural crops. This book "Floriculture : Role of Tissue Culture and Molecular Techniques" contains 13 articles on different areas of tissue culture and molecular techniques with special emphasis of their application on floricultural crops. The topic covers mass propagation of ornamentals using bioreactor and micropropagation, biochemical and molecular basis of flower senescence, in vitro mutagenesis, molecular characterization, viruses in ornamentals etc. The book is extremely well prepared and provides excellent information on emerging issues of tissue culture, bioreactor, molecular characterization, in vitro mutagenesis and biotechnology. It will serve further advance efforts towards the promotion of floriculture. The book will provide great opportunities for professional scientists, students, progressive floriculturist, exporters and for the industry people at large.
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About the author

S.K. Datta

Dr. S.K. Datta obtained his B.Sc. Spl. Hons. (Botany) degree in 1968 and M.Sc. (Botany) with specialization in cytogenetics and plant breeding degree in 1970 from Kalyani University, West Bengal. He started his research carrier in the field of induced mutagenesis for crop improvement at Bose Institute, Kolkata since April 1971 and obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1976 from Calcutta University for his thesis entitled “Cytogenetical studies in Trichosanthes anguina L.”. Dr. Datta joined National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow in 1977 and started his further research activities on improvement of different ornamental crops through induced mutagenesis. He has developed more than 80 new varieties in different ornamentals for floriculture trade through induced mutation. He was awarded D.Sc. degree in Botany for his extensive work on ornamentals. Dr. Datta has been associated with several professional societies and committee. Dr. Datta has published over 175 research papers on mutation breeding in National and International journals. He has published one book “Ornamental Plants: role of Mutation” and five Bulletins. He was invited to presents his paper on mutation for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania (1989); at Vienna, Austria during International Symposium on the contribution of Plant Mutation Breeding to crop improvement, 1990; at Vienna, Austria, during FAO/IAEA International Symposium on the use of induced mutation and molecular techniques for crop improvement, 1995; at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during International Nuclear Conference 2002. Dr. Datta was also deputed to Berlin under CSIR-DAAD Scientists Exchange Programme for two months (1992). Considering the quantum of work done and published literature on induced mutagenesis, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna selected. Dr. Datta as “Expert on Mission” for evaluation of mutation breeding project sponsored by IAEA to Philippines (October 2001); and Jakarta, Indonesia for project evaluation mission. Dr. Datta is now Deputy Director, Coordinator and Head, Botanic Garden and Floriculture, NBRI and he is working on different aspects related to cytomorphology, in vivo and in vitro induced mutagenesis, conventional breeding, tissue culture, management of chimera, conservation, dehydration of flowers and floral crafts etc. on different ornamentals like Amaryllis, Asiatic Hybrid Lily, Bougainvillea, Chrysanthemum, Dahlia, Gerbera, Marigold, Gladiolus, Hibiscus, rose, tuberose, Lantana depressa, Orchid etc.

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Title Floriculture: Role of Tissue Culture and Molecular Techniques
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.03.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pointer Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8171326068
length xvi+224p., Tables; 32 Plates; 13 B/w Plates.