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Plant Biotechnology

Plant Biotechnology - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0199282616

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ISBN13: 978-0199282616
ISBN10: 0199282617
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 08
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2008
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Plant Biotechnology - 2ND 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0199282616

Adrian Slater

ISBN13: 978-0199282616
ISBN10: 0199282617
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 08
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

''The second edition of Plant Biotechnology 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.''--BOOK JACKET.

Author Bio

Nigel W. Scott is a Principal Lecturer in the Leicester School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University.

Table of Contents

1. The organisation and expression of plant genes

2. Plant tissue culture

3. Techniques for plant transformation

4. Vectors for plant transformation

5. The genetic manipulation of herbicide tolerance

6. The genetic manipulation of pest resistance

7. Plant disease resistance

8. Reducing the effects of viral diseases

9. Strategies for stress tolerance

10. The improvement of crop yield and quality

11. Molecular farming/'pharming'

12. Science and society: the public acceptance of GM crops

13. Beyond GM crops

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