Submitted to: Plant Biotechnology Reports
Publication Type: Literature Review
Publication Acceptance Date: August 17, 2011
Publication Date: September 9, 2011
Citation: Cheong, E.J. 2011. Biotechnological approaches for improvement and conservation of prunus species. Plant Biotechnology. DOI:10.1007/s11816-011-0195-y. Technical Abstract: Biotechnology has contributed to improvement and conservation of Prunus species. Biotechnological approaches involving in vitro tissue culture, genetic transformation, molecular marker development and cryopreservation were applied to various Prunus species. This report provides an overview of biotechnological research on Prunus species, with an emphasis on ornamental Prunus.