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Developments in coffee biotechnology—in vitro plant propagation and crop improvement

Vinod, Kumar and Madhava Naidu, M. and Ravishankar, G. A. (2006) Developments in coffee biotechnology—in vitro plant propagation and crop improvement. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult, 87. pp. 49-65.

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Coffee is an important plantation crop grown in about 80 countries across the globe. In recent years, coffee attained lot of attention in the biotechnology research area. Since last three decades, there has been a steady flow of information on coffee biotechnology and now it is entering into the genomic era. Major milestones in coffee biotech research are successful in vitro manipulation and multiplication of coffee, development of gene transfer protocols and generation of transgenic coffee plants with specific traits. The isolation of genes involved in caffeine biosynthetic pathway has opened up new avenues for generating caffeine free transgenic coffee. With the initiation of international coffee genomics initiatives, the genomic research in coffee is expected to reach new dimensions. The IPR issues may play crucial role in sharing of benefits during international collaborations in near future. This review focuses on the basic and applied aspects of coffee biotechnology for newer potentials.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biotechnology Coffee Somatic embryos Tissue culture Micropropagation Caffeine pathway Transgenic
Subjects: 600 Technology > 07 Beverage Technology > 04 Coffee
600 Technology > 05 Chemical engineering > 01 Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Divisions: Plant Cell Biotechnology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 09:27
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/524

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