Edwin. F. George trained as a botanist at Imperial College, London and subsequently gained a PhD, working on breeding and selection of sugar cane at the Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute. He was later employed by ICI Ltd. and Plant Protection Ltd. to study plant growth regulating compounds and subjects for corporate research. He finally became an independent consultant and researched extensively into plant genetic engineering and especially plant tissue culture. This resulted in the books Plant Culture Media, Vols. 1 and 2 (1987), and Plant Propagation by Tissue Culture. The latter work was first published in 1984 and then extensively revised and extended to two volumes in 1993 and 1996. The present book is based on the first volume of the 2nd edition of Plant Propagation by Tissue Culture. Dr. George prepared the diagrams for the current revision although he is now retired.
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