- Used Books
- Staff Picks
- Gifts & Gift Cards
- Sell Books
- Stores & Events
- Let's Talk Books
Special Offers see all
More at Powell's
Recently Viewed clear list
Currently out of stock.
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Micropropagation of Orchidsby Joseph Arditti
Synopses & Reviews
This greatly expanded and updated edition of a classic reference work comprises two volumes offering a compendium of methods for multiplying orchids through micropropagation.
“… an excellent resource like its predecessor, …both informative and captivating, and served as a reminder of why we go to such extremes in our quest to propagate these plants.” American Orchid Society, 2009
“…in the sense of its universal value and importance, this Second Edition will undoubtedly be considered a classic, if only because it will serve as a sole and invaluable resource on the subject.” Plant Science Bulletin, 2009
Book News Annotation:
Arditti (emeritus, developmental and cell biology, U. of California, Irvine), a specialist on orchid biology and propagation, has carried out an extensive revision and updating of his classic guide, including a more extensive history of the practice of orchid micropropagation. The numerous new methods published since the first edition of 1993 are presented in context of the specific genera. An initial chapter describes techniques and procedures and a concluding one discusses various issues, including culture conditions, media components, applications of orchid tissue culture, and negative aspects of micropropagation. Appendices provide information on supplies, equipment, terms, and reagents, with lists of sources for supplies and equipment, websites, and a glossary, among other helpful sources. The methods used for specific genera fill the majority of the two-volume resource, with each entry including a full bibliography, tables, and descriptions of the various types of media and propagation techniques, issues, and results. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This greatly expanded and updated edition of this classic reference work provides the user with comprehensive details of all procedures for propagating orchids through the culture of tissues in vitro (micropropagation).
Presented in two volumes, the book opens with a detailed and illustrated historical section which covers the discoveries, developments, and people which made micropropagation possible. The next section discusses in detail the principles and components of culture media which are used in micropropagation. The main component of the two volumes, however, is the third section. This comprises the detailed procedures for the culture of over 100 orchid genera. Classical, established, and the very latest techniques of clonal propagation of organs, tissues, and cells are presented. Every one of the listed methods includes tables of complete recipes for a wide range of culture media.
This new edition will continue to be the key reference for all those interested in and involved in orchid micropropagation, growing, and production.
Dr Joseph Arditti majored in floriculture as an undergraduate and received his doctorate from the University of Southern California in 1965. After serving as a lecturer for one year at the University of Southern California, he accepted a faculty position at the University of California, Irvine in 1966 where he taught General Botany, Horticulture, and Plant Physiology while engaging in research on various aspects of orchid biology in the US, Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Dr Arditti retired in 2001 and is now Professor Emeritus. He continues to write and travel worldwide to lecture at scientific meetings and to orchid groups. He is acknowledged to be one of the world's leading experts on orchid biology and propagation.
Table of Contents
Preface to the First Edition.
Origins of Orchid Micropropagation.
Culture of Tissues and Organs.
First Micropropagation of Orchids.
The Second Aseptic Culture of an Orchid Explant.
Plant Diseases and Meristems.
The Third Aseptic Culture of an Orchid Explant.
The Fourth Aseptic Culture of an Orchid Explant.
Who Pioneered Micropropagation?.
Flower Buds, Flowers, Floral Segments, and Reproductive Organs.
Theft in Vitro.
Darkening of Culture Media.
Cell and Protoplast Culture.
Flowering in Vitro.
2. General Outline of Techniques and Procedures.
State of the Medium.
Preparation of the Medium.
Placing Plant Material in Culture.
Enzymes for Protoplast Isolation.
3. Methods for Specific Genera.
Applications of Orchid Tissue Culture.
Negative Aspects of Micropropagation.
Appendix 1: General Information on Supplies, Equipment, Terms, and Reagents.
Appendix 2: Sources of Supplies and Equipment.
Appendix 3: Some Sites of Interest on the World Wide Web.
Appendix 4: Light.
Appendix 5: Formulary.
Appendix 6: Atomic Weights, Concentrations, Exponents, Greek and Roman Letters, Ions, Measurements, Molecular Weights, Prefixes, Valences, Units, and Solutions.
Appendix 7: Additional Information.
Appendix 8: Plant Preservative Mixture.
Title Page of the First Edition
What Our Readers Are Saying
Home and Garden » Gardening » Orchids and Epiphytes