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About this book
About this book
With contributions from nearly 130 internationally renowned experts in the field, this reference details advances in transgenic plant construction and explores the social, political, and legal aspects of genetic plant manipulation. It provides analyzes of the history, genetics, physiology, and cultivation of over 30 species of transgenic seeds, fruits, and vegetables. Stressing the impact of genetic engineering strategies on the nutritional and functional benefit of foods as well as on consumer health and the global market economy, the book covers methods of gene marking, transferring, and tagging public perceptions to the selective breeding, hybridization, and recombinant DNA manipulation of food.
Principles and applications: agriculture and food crops; development, science, and society; the dynamics of plant genome organization; embryogenesis; shoot regeneration and proliferation techniques for gene marking; transferring, and tagging; pollenbiotechnology; parent-of-origin effects and seed development - genetics and epigenetics; direct DNA delivery into intact cells and tissues; electroporation and cell energy factor; cell culture and regeneration of plant tissues; genetic engineering formodified starch structure in cereals; improving crop performance through transgenic modification of flowering; genetic technology in peas for improved field performance and enhanced grain quality; genetic engineering for levels of select phytonutrientsaffecting human health; genetic engineering and resistance to viruses; genetic engineering for resistance to nematodes; genetic engineering for resistance to insects; intellectual property protection for transgenic plants; public perceptions of transgenicplants; industry perspectives; political and economic consequences. Fruits: introduction and expression of transgenes in apples; genetic transformation of avocado; production of transgenic banana (musa species); production of transgenic melon; cranberrytransformation and regeneration; transgenic grapevines; genetic transformation of kiwifruit (actinida species); genetic transformation of mango (mangifera indica L); transgenic papayas in Hawaii - a useful tool for new cultivar development and clonalpropagation; genetic engineering of strawberries and raspberries.