Biology of Adventitious Root Formation

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Tim D. Davis, Bruce E. Haissig
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 28, 1994 - Medical - 343 pages
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Charles E. Hess Department of Environmental Horticulture University of California Davis, CA 95616 Research in the biology of adventitious root formation has a special place in science. It provides an excellent forum in which to pursue fundamental research on the regulation of plant growth and development. At the same time the results of the research have been quickly applied by commercial plant propagators, agronomists, foresters and horticulturists (see the chapter by Kovar and Kuchenbuch, by Ritchie, and by Davies and coworkers in this volume). In an era when there is great interest in speeding technology transfer, the experiences gained in research in adventitious root formation may provide useful examples for other areas of science. Interaction between the fundamental and the applied have been and continue to be facilitated by the establishment, in 1951, of the Plant Propagators' Society, which has evolved into the International Plant Propagators' Society, with active programs in six regions around the world. It is a unique organization which brings together researchers in universities, botanical gardens and arboreta, and commercial plant propagators. In this synergistic environment new knowledge is rapidly transferred and new ideas for fundamental research evolve from the presentations and discussions by experienced plant propagators. In the past 50 years, based on research related to the biology of adventitious root formation, advances in plant propagation have been made on two major fronts.
  

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Contents

The Origin Diversity and Biology of ShootBorne Roots
1
THE COMMERCIAL IMPORTANCE OF ADVENTITIOUS ROOTING
25
Commercial Application of Adventitious Rooting to Forestry
37
Commercial Importance of Adventitious Rooting to Horticulture
53
Genomic Manipulation of Plant Materials for Adventitious Rooting Research
61
Model Systems for Studying Adventitious Root Formation
77
Novel Experimental Systems for Determining Cellular Competence
87
Differential Competence for Adventitious Root Formation in Histologically
99
Structural and Physiological Analyses
155
Use of Transformed Roots for Root Development and Metabolism Studies
163
Control of Root System Architecture through Chemical and Genetic Alterations
181
Modeling Root System Morphology in Rice
191
Clonal Poplars
203
The Role of Expert and Hypertext Systems in Modeling RootShoot Interactions
219
Carbon Allocation to Root and Shoot Systems of Woody Plants
245
A Historical Evaluation of Adventitious Rooting Research to 1993
275

Biochemical and Molecular Markers of Cellular Competence
111
Manipulating Rooting Potential in Stockplants before Collecting Cuttings
123
Auxin Metabolism and Adventitious Root Initiation
143
Where Do We Go from Here?
333
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