SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS AND GENE EXPRESSION provides an insight into current advances in the development of somatic embryogenesis, as well as the cellular and molecular mechanism, differential gene expression, and extracellular protein markers during different developing stages of somatic embryogenesis. It cover somatic embryogenesis in dicotyledons and monocotyledons plants, different factors regulating somatic embryogenesis (plant genotype, level of sugar in the medium, type and concentration of growth regulators, photoperiod, gelling agents, time exposure, induction and maturation medium), application of complex organic additives (often involves fruit juices, pulp, extracts and homogenates as well as liquid endosperms, protein hydrolysates like casein hydrolysate, tryptone, and yeast lysate like yeast extract), genetic fidelity of somatic embryos derived plantlets and role of connecting stress leading in expression of transcription factor that appears to connect stress and developmental signalling pathways and is essential for the subsequent signal transduction cascade that leads to the formation of somatic embryos.
Expression of different genes associated with the accumulation of storage reserve during somatic embryogenesis along with isolation and molecular characterization of miRNAs at different developmental stages of embryogenesis, and finally proteomics during somatic embryogenesis has been discussed in detail.
Junaid Aslam / P. S. Srivastava.: Department of Biotechnology, Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard University, New Delhi M. P. Sharma.: Department of Botany, Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard University, New Delhi
Preface / List of Contributors / Organogenesis and Somatic Embryogenesis in Passionfruit (Passiflora sps.) / Somatic Embryogenesis in Monocots / Somatic Embryogenesis in Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.): Current Status and Biotechnological Perspectives / Factors Regulating Somatic Embryogenesis in Plants / Complex Organic Additives-Induced Changes during Somatic Embryogenesis in Plant System / Somatic Embryogenesis, Genetic Fidelity of Somatic Embryo derived Plantlets and Virus Elimination in Citrus / Connecting Stress to Development in the Induction of Somatic Embryogenesis / Expression of Genes Associated with Accumulation of Storage Reserves during Maturation of Somatic Embryos / Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) Somatic Embryogenesis and Related Gene Expression / Somatic Embryogenesis Receptor Kinase (SERK) and Regulation of Embryogenesis in Plants / Genetic Perspective of Somatic Embryogenesis / Aspects of MicroRNAs (miRNAs) in Regulation of Somatic Embryogenesis / Proteomics during Somatic Embryogenesis.