Marian Quain

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Ghana

Marian D. Quain is a chief research scientist with the CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana. She is a biotechnologist whose research focuses on the utilization of tissue culture techniques for the production of clean planting materials, germplasm conservation, and the use of molecular tools for crop diversity, disease diagnostics, and molecular marker-assisted selection breeding using transcriptomics and proteomics, as well as application of recombinant gene technology for crop improvement. During 2011–2013, she was a visiting research fellow at Leeds University, UK. She is a 2017 Cochran fellow and a fellow of the Africa Science Leadership Program. In 2018, she won the American Society for Plant Biologists Award for Excellence in Education. In 2022 she was celebrated as Biotechnology Hero by the African Agricultural Technology Foundation.

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Cryopreservation is the preservation of cells at sub-zero temperatures. Although useful, the process is not without its challenges. One of the major challenges is the formation of ice crystals in the cells to be preserved. However, vitrification, where glass is formed instead of crystals, can be achieved using cryoprotection agents (CPAs). This book provides a comprehensive overview of cryopreservation and its applications. It discusses advancements in the field, challenges, guidelines, and recommendations for successful germplasm conservation. Chapters discuss the use of CPAs, cryopreservation of fish sperm, cryopreservation of oocytes and sperms, female fertility preservation, cryopreservation of large structures and tissues, and much more.

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