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Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food

By: Dennis R Heldman

800 pages, illus

CRC Press

Hardback | Jun 2010 | #185054 | ISBN-13: 9780849350276
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About this book

Focusing on the science and applications of molecular biology to agriculture and foods, this encyclopedia describes the new tools for use in the production of raw agricultural materials and the manufacturing of food products. Two hundred entries cover areas such as cloned animals, genetically modified and drought-resistant plants, biodiversity, and nutritionally enhanced foods.

! authoritative essays from the biotechnological realm and frontier. ! The articles are good choices and are superbly written and displayed in alphabetical order. ! Summing Up: Highly recommended. --CHOICE, January 2011


Contents

PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY Herbicide Tolerance Pest Resistance Drought Resistance Detection of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Host-Plant Resistant Crops Biosafety Applications and Considerations ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY Cloning Animals Transgenic Animals Breeding and Genetics Biosafety Considerations Embryo Transfer Regulatory Issues FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY Quality Enhancement Monitoring Methods Labeling Functional Foods Biosensors Consumer Acceptance

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Biography

Heldman Associates, San Marcos, CA, USA University of Delware, Newark, Delaware, USA University of Illinois, Urbana, USA

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