Molecular breeding of woody plants [electronic resource] : proceedings of the International Wood Biotechnology Symposium (IWBS) held in Narita, Chiba, Japan, March 14-17, 2001 / edited by Noriyuki Morohoshi, Atsushi Komamine.Material type: TextSeries: Progress in biotechnology: 18.Publisher: Amsterdam [Netherlands] ; New York : Elsevier, 2001Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (xi, 392 p.) : illISBN: 9780444509581; 0444509585; 9780080536750 (electronic bk.); 0080536751 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Woody plants -- Micropropagation -- Congresses | Woody plants -- Molecular genetics -- Congresses | Woody plants -- Biotechnology -- Congresses | Plants -- genetics -- Congresses | Plants, Genetically Modified -- genetics -- Congresses | Biotechnology -- Congresses | Plants, Genetically Modified -- growth & development -- Congresses | Woody plants -- Micropropagation -- Congresses | Woody plants -- Molecular genetics -- Congresses | Woody plants -- Biotechnology -- Congresses | Plantes ligneuses -- Micropropagation -- Congr�es | Plantes ligneuses -- G�en�etique mol�eculaire -- Congr�es | Plantes ligneuses -- Biotechnologie -- Congr�es | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Developmental BiologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Biotechnology organizations in action.DDC classification: 571.8/9216 LOC classification: SD403.5 | .I567 2001ebOnline resources: ScienceDirect
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Front Cover; Molecular Breeding of Woody Plants; Copyright Page; Preface; Contents; Chapter 1. Regulation of cellulose biosynthesis in developing xylem; Chapter 2. Xylem formation and lignification in trees and model species; Chapter 3. Spatial and temporal regulation of lignification during tracheary element differentiation; Chapter 4. Final and fatal step of tracheary element differentiation; Chapter 5. Arabidopsis as a model for investigating gene activity and function in vascular tissues; Chapter 6. Molecular mechanisms of vascular pattern formation.
At present, plants and agricultural sciences are playing a leading role in providing solutions to problems created by an ever growing world population. Through plant biotechnology scientists are seeking ways to improve crop functions that rapidly promote food production. Agricultural science is being used to experiment with producing plants tolerant to environmental stresses such as drought, salinity and coldness. Of the plant species, woody plants are producing the most abundant biomass resources, playing important roles in the suppression of carbon dioxide increase and supplying huge energy.
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