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Series: Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry Volume: 54

Edited By: E C Pua

300 pages, 25 illus


Hardback | Dec 2004 | #145984 | ISBN: 3540202641
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This volume reviews advances in various areas of "Brassica" biotechnology. It covers the use of rapid-cycle brassica, tissue culture and gene transfer, molecular genetics, biotic and abiotic stress resistance, and molecular farming.


Species origin and economic importance.- Rapid-cycling Brassica in research and education.- Genome mapping and analysis.- Male sterility.- Biotechnology for pollination control in Crucifer oilseed crops.- Regulation of plant morphogenesis in vitro.- Regeneration of plants via somatic embryogenesis.- Protoplast culture and somatic hybridization.- Anther and microspore culture.- Production of transgenic vegetable Brassicas.- Transgenic oilseed Brassicas.- Insect resistance.- Disease resistance.- Herbicide tolerance.- Genetic engineering of lipid composition.- Biochemical genetics of glucosinolate biosynthesis in Brassica.

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