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    Culture Systems and Selection Procedures.

    Collin, Hamish A. and Dix, Philip (1990) Culture Systems and Selection Procedures. In: Plant Cell Line Selection. VCH, pp. 3-18. ISBN 3-527-27963-6

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    Plant tissue culture provides a powerful technique to assist the plant breeder in improving the propagation and performance of agricultural, horticultural and forest species, to provide the industrialist with a potential source of pharmaceuticals, safe colours and flavours, and to supply the biochemist with standardised plant material for the analysis of plant metabolism. The actmil contribution that tissue culture has made to these fields of endeavour is variable, and is a principal theme of the review chapters of this book, but the ability to distinguish specific phenotypes at the cell level is a recurrent feature of the diverse fundamental and applied investigations in this area. For example, i~w-~_s(jon)IJay lead to the production of plants showing resistl!llCe (or tolerance) to specific environmental stresses, such as low tern erature, salini , drought, herbicides, toxic metals, and pathogens-,- the-pro uctton of resistant cell lines or an ys1s o e res1stan mec m arthe· cellular level and the selection of cell lines for high yields of secondary products such as alkaloids, steroids, terpenes, colourings and flavourings. In addition, contemporary approaches to genetic recombination, such as cell fusion and transformation, are dependent on our ability to identify the desired recombinants.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: culture systems; selection procedures; culture; systems; selection; procedures;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Biology
    Item ID: 9814
    Depositing User: Prof. Philip J. Dix
    Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2018 09:00
    Publisher: VCH
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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