Plants, Genes, and Crop Biotechnology

ISBN-10: 0763715867

ISBN-13: 9780763715861

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

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Description: Jones and Bartlettand the American Society of Plant Biologistshave teamed up for the second edition ofPlants, Genes, and Crop Biotechnology. This book integrates many fields to help students understand the complexity of the basic science that underlies crop and food production. It is truly an interdisciplinary text that brings together aspects of genetics and plant breeding, molecular biology and genetic engineering, plant development and reproduction, soils and plant nutrition, agro-ecology and the sustainability of agricultural practices, population increases and the difficulty of eradicating hunger, pest control practices and their environmental consequences, the role of biotechnology in modern crop production. The orientation is not strictly towards American or even"Western" agriculture, as many examples are taken from the agricultural problems in developing countries. Examples of crop genetic engineering are used throughout the book and not confined to one chapter. The book is ideally suited for a beginning course in a Department of crop sciences to show how biotechnology (genetic engineering of crops) is becoming part of agriculture and for an innovative course in plant biology where the instructor wants to deal with the societal issues that flow from agriculture (environmental concerns, GM crops, food sufficiency, etc).

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Book details

List price: $281.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 7/1/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 562
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

Human Population Growth: Lessons from Demography
Agricultural R&D, Productivity, and Global Food Prospects
Development, Productivity, and Sustainability of Crop Production
Food Security: Why Do Hunger and Malnutrition Persist in a World of Plenty?
Developing Food Production Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Molecular Basis of Genetic Modification and Improvement of Crops
Plants in Human Nutrition and Animal Feed
The Genetic Basis of Growth and Development
Seeds: Biology, Technology, and Role in Agriculture
Converting Solar Energy into Crop Production
Plant Nutrition and Crop Improvement in Adverse Soil Conditions
Life Together in the Underground
Ten Thousand Years of Crop Evolution
From Classical Plant Breeding to Modern Crop Improvement
Crop Diseases and Strategies for Their Control
Strategies for Controlling Insect, Mite, and Nematode Pests
Weeds and Weed Control Strategies
Toward a Greener Agriculture
Plants as Chemical and Pharmaceutical Factories
Urban Myths and Real Concerns about Genetically Modified (GM) Crops
Index
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