Plant Biotechnology The Genetic Manipulation of Plants

ISBN-10: 0199282617
ISBN-13: 9780199282616
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
List price: $55.00
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Description: Throughout history, humankind has pursued means to improve the yield of crop plants through selective plant breeding and hybridization. Today, genetic manipulation provides a powerful tool for directing plant breeding. But how is genetic  More...

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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 1.144

Throughout history, humankind has pursued means to improve the yield of crop plants through selective plant breeding and hybridization. Today, genetic manipulation provides a powerful tool for directing plant breeding. But how is genetic manipulation implemented? What benefits can it offer? And what are the broader issues surrounding the use of this technology?The second edition of Plant Biotechnology: the genetic manipulation of plants presents a balanced, objective exploration of the technology behind genetic manipulation, and the application of this technology to the growth and cultivation of plants. The book describes the techniques underpinning genetic manipulation in a clear, lucid manner, and makes extensive use of case studies to illustrate how this influential tool is used in practice.Key themes and strategies are developed using appropriate case studies, which place the science behind plant biotechnology in its broader agricultural context.Online Resource Centre:The Online Resource Centre features the following materials:For lecturers:* Figures from the book, available to downloadFor students:* Hyperlinks to the primary literature articles cited in the book to facilitate access to original research papers* Case studies* News updates - surveys of significant developments in the field help maintain the currency of the resource* Web links library

The organisation and expression of plant genes
Plant tissue culture
Techniques for plant transformation
Vectors for plant transformation
The genetic manipulation of herbicide tolerance
The genetic manipulation of pest resistance
Plant disease resistance
Reducing the effects of viral diseases
Strategies for stress tolerance
The improvement of crop yield and quality
Molecular farming/'pharming'
Science and society: the public acceptance of GM crops
Beyond GM crops

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