Orchid Biotechnology II presents a series of recent works on both basic and applied researches in biotechnology progress for Phalaenopsis and Oncidium orchids. These include the development of flower, ovule, gynostemium and perianth, the discovery of new orchid-infecting viruses and virus movement, secondary metabolites, technology of DNA endoduplication and genetic transformation, growth regulation by micronutrition and orchid mycorrhiza, and plant growth substances for flowering. The diversity and specialization in orchid floral morphology have fascinated botanists and collectors for centuries. The orchid industry has been growing substantially in the past ten years worldwide. This book focuses on the recent advances in the research of orchid biotechnology from the past ten years in Taiwan. To advance the orchid industry, enhancement of basic research as well as advanced biotechnology will provide a good platform to improve flower quality and breeding of new varieties.
Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Phalaenopsis species Endopolyploidy in Phalaenopsis orchids and its application in polyploid breeding Growth responses and changes of active components as influenced by elevations and orchid Mycorrhizae on Anoectochilus formosanus Hayata A practical method for monitoring the fertility of sphagnum moss during Phalaenopsis cultivation Compositional variation in the polysaccharides of the pseudobulb of Oncidium Gower Ramsey during different stages of inflorescence development Coloration and color patterning in floral tissues of Oncidium Gower Ramsey Qualitative and quantitative analysis of pigments in Phalaenopsis species Biosynthetic pathway of pigments in Phalaenopsis species Biosynthetic regulation of floral scent in Phalaenopsis Warm- and cool-night temperatures alter carbon dioxide fixation pattern and biochemical metabolism in Phalaenopsis aphrodite Flower development in the Oncidium orchid The relationship between ethylene and orchid ovule development The application of the chloroplast genome of Oncidium in plant identification and breeding in Oncidiinae Analysis of chloroplast RNA editing sites in Phalaenopsis aphrodite Molecular characterization of the early response of orchid Phalaenopsis amabilis to Erwinia chrysanthemi infection Identification and characterization of new Phalaenopsis orchid-infecting viruses What we have learned from studies of the differential movement mechanism of Cymbidium mosaic virus Transgenic protection against virus infection in orchids.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph Includes bibliographical references and index.