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Rice Biotechnology

Out of Print

Series: Biotechnology in Agriculture Series

Edited By: GS Khush and G Toenniessen

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1991 | #34497 | ISBN: 0851987125
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About this book

A number of advances in plant biotechnology are now being applied to specific crops. Major developments have recently occurred in the application of biotechnology to rice improvement, and this book presents a general overview of our present knowledge of the subject. As rice is one of the world's staple food crops, the book should attract wide interest in both developed and developing countries.


Contents

Rice as the world's major food crop, R. Schmid Sandherr; rice improvement - challenge and priorities, R.W.Herdt; rice genetic resources, H. I. Oka; marker genes and chromosome maps, G.S.Khush; RFLPs in rice improvement, S.Tanksley; rice tissue culture and applications, E.C.Cocking; protoplast regeneration and transformation, T.Hodges; other techniques of transformation, R.Wu; characterization of rice genes , T.Okita; regulation of gene expression in rice, V.Walbot; novel genes for rice transformation, R.Beachy; molecular probes for disease diagnosis, V.E.Leach; status and prospects for rice genetic engineering, G.Toenniessen.

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