Plant Propagation Principles and Practices

ISBN-10: 0132061031

ISBN-13: 9780132061032

Edition: 6th 1997

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Intended for students and readers having some background in biology, the latest edition of Plant Propagation represents an extensive reorganization and revision. While special attention is paid to introducing specific new material, these adept authors were careful to retain the main objectives of the previous editions. Scientific evidence still provides the theoretical framework upon which propagation is based. The detailed description of procedures and techniques are reworked to include necessary updates, and descriptions of current propagation methods for important plants are maintained.
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List price: $128.33
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 770
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

General Aspects of Propagation
The Role of Plant Propagation in Human History
Evolution of Plant Propagation
The Development of Nurseries
The Modern Plant Propagation Industry
Plant Propagation Organizations
Biology of Propagation
Genetic Control in Propagation: Sexual Versus Asexual
Plant Development, Gene Expression, and Epigenetic Variation
The Concept of Hormonal Control of Plant Growth and Development
Life Cycles in Plants
Plant Nomenclature and the Concept of the Cultivar
Environmental Factors of Propagation
Fundamental Microclimatic and Edaphic Factors in the Propagation Environment
Managing the Propagation Environment
Containers for Propagating and Growing Young Liner Plants
Management of Edaphic Factors in Propagation and Liner Production
Management of Microclimatic Factors in Propagation and Liner Production
Biotic Factors--Pathogen and Pest Management in Plant Propagation
Post-Propagation Care of Liners
Seed Propagation
Principles and Practices of Seed Selection
Uses of Seeds in Propagation
Seed Selection in Herbaceous Plant Species
Seed Selection in Woody Plant Species
Categories of Seed-Propagated Woody Plants
Seed Selection and Production Systems
Legal Controls to Genetic Purity
The Development of Seeds
What is a Seed?
Formation of the Fruit, Seed, and Embryo
Polyembryony and Apomixis
Plant Hormones and Seed Development
Ripening and Dissemination
Techniques of Seed Production and Handling
Sources of Seed
Harvesting and Processing Seeds
Seed Testing
Seed Storage
Principles of Propagation by Seed
The Germination Process
Dormancy: Regulation of Germination
Techniques of Propagation by Seed
Seed Propagation Systems
Field Nurseries for Transplant Production
Production of Transplants Under Protected Conditions
Vegetative Propagation
Selection and Management of Clones in Vegetative Propagation
Reasons for Using Clonal Cultivars
Genetic Basis of Clones
Nongenetic Variation Within Clones
Pathogens and Plant Propagation
Management of Sources for Vegetative Propagation
Propagation Sources and their Management
The Biology of Propagation by Cuttings
Descriptive Observations of Adventitious Root and Bud Formation
Correlative Effects: How Hormonal Control Affects Adventitious Root and Bud Formation
The Biochemical Basis for Adventitious Root Formation
Molecular/Biotechnological Advances in Asexual Propagation
Factors Affecting Regeneration of Plants From Cuttings
Treatment of Cuttings
Environmental Manipulation of Cuttings
Techniques of Propagation by Cuttings
The Importance and Advantages of Propagation by Cuttings
Types of Cuttings
Stock Plants: Sources of Cutting Material
Rooting Media
Treating Cuttings With Auxins
Preventive Disease Control
Environmental Conditions for Rooting Leafy Cuttings
Preparing the Propagation Bed, Bench, Rooting Flats, and Containers and Inserting the Cuttings
Preventing Operation Problems with Mist Propagation
Management Practices
Cutting Nutrition
Care of Cuttings During Rooting
Cold Storage of Rooted and Unrooted Cuttings
Handling Field-Propagated Plants
Container-Grown Plants and Alternative Field Production Systems
The Biology of Grafting
The History of Grafting
Reasons for Grafting and Budding
Natural Grafting
Formation of the Graft Union
Graft Union Formation in T- and Chip Budding
Factors Influencing Graft Union Success
Polarity in Grafting
Genetic Limits of Grafting
Graft Incompatibility
Scion-Rootstock (Shoot-Root) Relationships
Techniques of Grafting
Types of Grafts
Detached Scion Graftage
Approach Graftage
Repair Graftage
Production Processes of Graftage
The Craftmanship of Grafting
Aftercare of Grafted Plants
Grafting Systems
Techniques of Budding
Rootstocks for Budding
Time of Budding--Fall, Spring, or June
Types of Budding
Top-Budding (Topworking)
Double-Working by Budding
Layering and its Natural Modifications
Physiology of Regeneration by Layering
Management of Plants During Layering
Procedures in Layering
Plant Modifications Resulting in Natural Layering
Propagation by Specialized Stems and Roots
Tuberous Roots and Stems
Methods of Micropropagation
Principles of Tissue Culture for Micropropagation
Reproduction of Seedling Plants in Tissue Culture
Micropropagation of Plantlets from Tissue Culture
Types of Systems Used to Regenerate Plantlets by Micropropagation (Table 17-1)
Callus, Cell, and Protoplast Culture Systems
Somatic Embryogenesis and Synthetic Seed Production
Control of the Tissue Culture Environment
Special Problems Encountered by In Vitro Culture
Variation in Micropropagated Plants
Techniques of In Vitro Culture for Micropropagation and Biotechnology
Characteristics of Micropropagation
Disadvantages of Micropropagation
General Laboratory Facilities and Procedures
Micropropagation Procedures
Establishment and Stabilization
Shoot Multiplication
Root Formation
Acclimatization to Greenhouse Conditions
Specific Protocols for Aseptic Culture
Somatic Embryogenesis and the Production of Synthetic Seeds
Methods for Micropropagating Representative Horticulture Crops
Propagation of Selected Plants
Propagation Methods and Rootstocks for Important Fruit and Nut Species
Propagation of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines
Propagation of Selected Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials Used as Ornamentals
Subject Index
Plant Index, Scientific Names
Plant Index, Common
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