Molecular Biology & Biotechnology of the Grapevine

Molecular Biology & Biotechnology of the Grapevine

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Grapevine is one of the major cultivated plant crops. As with most woody plant species, molecular biology and biotechnology have progressed at a slow pace, due to several obstacles which have had to be overcome. However, substantial progress has now been made and useful information has been accumulated in the literature; numerous genes have been characterized from grapevine and significant progress has been made in the molecular and non-molecular biotechnological applications. In an effort to collect and present the state of the art on grapevine molecular biology and biotechnology, 41 scientists from 12 countries worked jointly on the preparation of this book. It is intended as a reference book for viticulturists, graduate and undergraduate students, biotechnological companies, and any scientist who is interested in molecular biology and biotechnology of plants with emphasis on grapevine.Today, nearly all successful transformation systems use embryogenic cell cultures. ... In contrast, many of the important scion cultivars were problematic due to difficulties experienced with embryogenic culture initiation and maintenance.

Title:Molecular Biology & Biotechnology of the Grapevine
Author:Kalliopi A Roubelakis-Angelakis
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-04-17


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