"Plants from Test Tubes
is the best hands-on how-to-do-it text, including recipes for propagating fifty-four varieties of ferns, flowering plants, and conifers."
, Spring 2001 (Whole Earth
"This is an altogether wonderful book for budding plant scientists or gardeners who seek to expand their gardening knowledge."
—Charles Hardman, Herbertia
, August 2000 (Herbertia
"This new edition of an essential reference, updated to include the explosion of scientific information in the related field of biotechnology, remains the most accessible and practical book on the subject." Lydiane Kyte, Wisconsin Bookwatch, August 22, 2000 (Wisconsin Bookwatch
This expanded edition introduces new developments in biotechnology, such as genetic engineering and cell culture. It provides detailed recipes for propagating plants from more than 30 families. It explains clearly how to set up a propagating laboratory, from a hobbyist's kitchen to an elaborate commercial enterprise.