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Plant Biotechnology: New Products and Applications

Edited By: J Hammond, P McGarvey and V Yusibov

200 pages, 12 figs, 9 tabs


Paperback | Dec 1999 | #107230 | ISBN: 3540662650
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This volume reviews research on using genetically engineered plants and plant viruses to produce new products for medicine and industry. Individual chapters cover the three main technologies for engineering plants: agrobacterium-mediated transformation, particle bombardment transformation and plant viral vectors. Additional chapters deal with strategies for producing medically important products such as vaccines, human enzymes, monoclonal antibodies, and other therapeutic proteins in plants. In addition to presenting reviews of cntemporary research efforts, the book also contains discussions on the potential benefits and risks involved in producing pharmaceuticals in plants and the challenges of bringing such products to market.


Overview.- Lessons in Gene Transfer to Plants by a Gifted Microbe.- Particle Bombardment Mediated Transformation.- Plant Viral Vectors Based on Tobamoviruses.- Transgenic Plants for Therapeutic Proteins: Linking Upstream and Downstream Strategies.- Feasibility of Antibody Production in Plants for Human Therapeutic Use.- Pokeweed Antiviral Protein and its Applications.- Transgenic Plants as Edible Vaccines.- Cowpea Mosaic Virus Based Vaccines.

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