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Plant Molecular Genetics


By: Monica Hughes

236 pages, Figs, tabs

Addison Wesley Longman (Pearson Education)

Paperback | Jun 1996 | #53770 | ISBN: 0582247306
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Concise text, covering a range of fundamental topics in plant biology. The use of mutants in the analysis of plant processes is emphasized, together with the important strategies used in cloning plant genes and in the molecular analysis of gene function and expression.


I. PART ONE: Plant genome structure. 1 Nuclear genome. 2. The inheritance of nuclear genes. 3. Chloroplast genome. 4. Mitochondria. 5. Transposable elements. II. PART TWO: Agrobacterium tumefaciens. 6. Agrobacterium tumefaciens. 7. Ti Plasmid as a vector for plant transformation. III. PART THREE: Plant molecular biology. 8. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation. 9. Tissue-specific expression of plant genes: seed storage protein genes. 10. Effect of light on plant development. 11. Flowering. 12. Breeding systems. 13. Reaction of plant to changes in the environment. 14. The molecular biology of disease and pest resistance . IV PART FOUR: An introduction to plant biotechnology. 15. Transgenic plants. 16. Prospects for plant biotechnology.

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