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Biotechnology and Plant Pathology: Current Trends

By: VK Jain

Oxford Book Company

Hardback | Jan 2009 | #185802 | ISBN-13: 9788189473709
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Considering the rapid pace with which biotechnology has been advancing in its progress, it comes as no surprise that plant pathology today has undergone vast changes. The study of plant diseases, their causes and the changes they produce in the cells, tissues and organs has been greatly aided by the continual enhancement of biotechnology principles and processes, particularly that of genetic engineering.

This book is an attempt in the process to provide readers with a relevant book which acquaints them with the current developments and advances in the field of plant pathology and biotechnology, particularly within the context of the widening scope of such arenas as biochemistry. Emphasising upon the principles, techniques and processes associated with it, the text gives space to covering critical perspectives which look into the future prospects, challenges and advantages offered by these trends.


Preface. 1. Introduction to plant biotechnology. 2. Plant diseases. 3. Biological control of plant diseases. 4. Developing disease-resistant plants through genetic engineering. 5. Insect-resistant GM Crops. 6. Virus-resistant transgenic plants. 7. Antimicrobial peptides in plant disease control. 8. Systemic acquired disease resistance. 9. Microbial toxins and plant disease management. 10. Molecular diagnostics of fungal pathogens. 11. Transgenic virus-resistant Papaya. 12. Developing disease-resistant banana. 13. Modern methods of disease management in berry crops. 14. Risks and benefits of transgenic plants. Bibliography. Index.

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