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Agricultural Biotechnology

Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment Series Volume: 61

Edited By: A Altman

792 pages, Illus

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #57997 | ISBN: 0824794397
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This work integrates basic biotechnological methodologies with up-to-date agricultural practices, offering solutions to specific agricultural needs and problems from plant and crop yield to animal husbandry. It presents and evaluates the limitations of classical methodologies and the potential of novel and emergent agriculturally related biotechnologies.


Plant biotechnology: clonal germplasm; crop improvement; metabolite production. Microbial agro-biotechnology: biotechnology of plant pest control; biofertilization, fermentation and bioremediation. Livestock biotechnology: germplasm, reproduction andfertility; transgenic livestock - growth, milk and egg production; livestock diseases. Marine biotechnology: fish and marine invertebrates; macro- and micro-algae. Legal and public aspects.

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