Plant Tissue Culture forms an integral basis of the present day biotechnology. Plant Tissue Culture: Practices and New Experimental Protocols is being brought out to fill the existing gap in the available literature on plant tissue culture, especially focusing on the aspects of practical procedures and protocols of tissue culture. This book contains important experimental techniques and gives guidance on carrying out hands-on experiences. It has been designed in a simple way, giving all the necessary procedures as a general guideline and also necessary tips to maneuver any problem encountered. These tips are based on the first hand experiences of the author while teaching and researching the techniques of plant tissue culture. A unique feature of this book is the inclusion of several techniques describing the actual protocols experimented and developed with different plant species by different scientists. A substantial number of original colored plates including fluorescence photographs standout the book. This pioneering work is valuable for the students who are looking for fresh outlook and search.
B N Sathyanarayana :- B.N. Sathyanarayana, an accomplished Professorand Researcher in the field of Biotechnology, morespecifically Plant Tissue Culture, is a distinguishedfaculty of the Division of Horticulture at theUniversity of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. Hehas been serving the University over two and a halfdecades. Dr. Sathyanarayana, on an award ofCommonwealth Staff Scholarship, obtained his Ph.D.degree from the prestigious University of London andis an alumnus of the well-known Imperial College,London.On his return from UK with a Ph.D. degree in thefield of Plant Tissue Culture, he established a state ofthe art Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory during 1998,then considered one of the best in the country at theUniversity level. He has guided nine Ph.D. studentsand as many M.Sc. students, and at present guidingthree Ph.D. students. Apart from this, literally a fewhundred students of postgraduate and undergraduatestudents of subjects such as Biotechnology, Botany,Microbiology and Biochemistry hailing from differentStates of the country have been trained in the field ofPlant Tissue Culture under his guidance in theLaboratory.He has attended many International Seminarsincluding VII World Conference on Plant TissueCulture held at Amsterdam, Netherlands, during 1990.He has coauthored few books on the subject ofhorticulture. He has published many scientific paperson the subject of Plant Tissue Culture in peer reviewedNational and International Journals of repute. Apartfrom being an executive member of many ScientificSocieties, he had served on the technical expert panelin developing Biotechnology Centre of the KarnatakaState Department of Horticulture.Dalia B. Verghese :- Dalia B. Varghese obtained her bachelorÕs degreefrom Kerala Agricultural University and her Mastersfrom the University of Agricultural Sciences,Dharwad, Karnataka. She has received several goldmedals and accolades for her academic excellencethroughout her academic career. She obtained herPh.D. in Horticulture under the guidance ofDr. B.N. Sathyanarayana in Horticulture from theUniversity of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. Herresearch is mainly focused on various aspects of invitro regeneration and crop improvement in severalplant spElectronics\Communication and Instrumentation Engineerings. She is currently pursuing post-doctoralresearch at School of Biological and ConservationsSciences, University of Kwa Zulu Natal, Durban,South Africa, working on cryopreservation of tropicalrecalcitrant seeded spElectronics\Communication and Instrumentation Engineerings.