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Handbook of Plant Biotechnology

Edited By: Paul Christou and Harry Klee
1552 pages, Figs, tabs
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  • Handbook of Plant Biotechnology ISBN: 9780471851998 Hardback Mar 2004 Temporarily out of stock: order now to get this when available
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Includes the techniques of plant genetic modification - applications of plant biotechnology, crop improvement in agriculture and a production system for pharmaceutical proteins, and ethics and safety issues - public perception, public relations, scale-up and testing, and legislation within the business of plant biotechnology.


Preface.List of Contributors.PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY.Introduction to Classical Genetics and Plant Breeding (Wayne Powell, et al.).Introduction to Plant Biotechnology (Richard B. Flavell).Overview of Applications of Plant Biotechnology (Denis J. Murphy).PART TWO: PLANT GENETIC MODIFICATION: TRANSGENES AND TRANSFORMATION.Introduction to Plant Genetic Modification: Transgenes and Transformation (Jim Giovannoni).SECTION ONE: PLANT GENE ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION: NON-GENOMIC SEQUENCES.Construction and Application of Genomic DNA libraries (Hye Ran Kim).Isolation and Analysis of Gene Regulatory Sequences (Reinhard Hehl, et al.).Tools for Gene Tagging and Mutagenesis (Jong-Seong Jeon, et al.)SECTION TWO: MOLECULAR ASSISTED BREEDING FOR MULTI-GENIC TRAITS.Molecular Mapping and Marker-Assisted Selection of Quantitative Trait Loci in Plants (James P. Prince and Ebenezer A. Ogundiwin).SECTION THREE: PLANT GENOMICS.Methods and Utility of EST and Whole Genome Sequencing (Pablo D. Rabinowicz and Robert A. Martienssen).Gene Expression Profiling (Paxton Payton, et al.).Plant Proteomics (R.S.Saravanan, et al.).Computational Tools and Resources in Plant Genome Informatics (Todd J. Vision and Aoife McLysaght).PART THREE: PLANT GENETIC MODIFICATION: GENE ISOLATION.Introduction to Plant Genetic Modification: Gene Isolation (Paul Christou).Plant Transformation Technology: Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation (Toshihiko Komari, et al.).Plant Transformation Technology: Particle Bombardment (Richard M. Twymanm and Paul Christou).Control and Silencing of Transgene Expression (Andreas E. Muller and Michael Wassenegger).Gene Expression and Level of Expression (Sylvie De Buck and Anna Depicker).PART FOUR: AGRONOMIC TRAITS.Introduction to Crop Improvement (Angharad M.R. Gatehouse).Engineering Resistance to Herbicides (Claire A. CaJacob, et al.).Engineering Resistance to Insect Pests (N. Ferry, et al.).Engineering Pathogen Resistance in Crop Plants (Matthew A. Campbell, et al.).Molecular Bases of Plant Adaptation to Abiotic Stress and Approaches to Enhance (Immacolata Coraggio and Roberto Tuberosa).PART FIVE: QUALITY AND YIELD.Introduction (Ganesh Kishore).Lipid Metabolism (Katherine M. Schmid).Carbohydrate Metabolism (Alisdair R. Fernie and Lothar Willmitzer).Storage Proteins and their Metabolism (N.D. Hagan and T.J.V. Higgins).Amino Acids (Rainer Hoefgen, et al.).Metabolic Engineering of Plant Secondary Metabolism (Reuben J. Peters, et al.).PART SIX: DEVELOPMENTAL TRAITS.Introduction to Developmental Traits (Richard Amasino).Plant Architecture (S.D. Jackson).Flowering Time (David A. Laurie).Seed Germination (Allison R. Kermode).Male Sterility and Hybrid Production Systems (Melvin J. Oliver).Phytochromes-Biotechnological Prospects (Robert Reid, et al.).PART SEVEN: A PRODUCTION SYSTEM FOR INDUSTRIAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL PROTEINS.An Introduction to Industrial and Pharmaceuticals Protein Production in Plants (Rainer Fischer and Neil Emans).Crop Plants for Molecular Farming (Eva Stoger, et al.).Perennial Plants as a Production System for Pharmaceuticals (Marc-Andre D'Aoust, et al.).Plants as a Source for Subunit Vaccines (Tsafrir S. Mor and Hugh S. Mason).Production of Pharmaceutical Proteins Using Viral Vectors (Laurence K. Grill).Plants as Enzyme Factories (Elizabeth E. Hood).Emerging Production Systems for Antibodies in Plants (Stefan Schillberg and Richard M. Twyman).Natural Products and Metabolites (Kazufumi Yazaki).PART EIGHT: NON-FOOD CROPS.Non-Food Crops Introduction (Harry Klee).Applications of Plant Biotechnology to Ornamental Crops (David G. Clark).Forestry (Janice E.K. Cooke, et al.).PART NINE: RISK ASSESSMENT OF TRANSGENIC CROPS.Introduction (Sivramiah Shantharam).Risk Assessment of Transgenic Plants: Science and Public Policy (Sivramiah Shantharam).Section on Biotechnology: Risk Assessment and Public Policy Issues (Martina Newell-McGloughlin).Political and Social Risk Amplification of GMOs (Wesley Jamison, et al.).Economic Impact Analysis of Genetically Modified Crops (Anwar Naseem and Carl Pray).Safe or Unsafe: 15 Years of EU Risk Assessment Research on GMOs (Ioannis Economidis and Charles Kessler).Factors Influencing Public Policy Development in Agricultural Biotechnology (Klaus Ammann and Biljana Papazova Ammann).Patents and Plant Genetic Resources: The Bonn Guidelines on Access to Genetic Resources and the Patentability of Plant Biotechnological (Shakeel T. Bhatti).Intellectual Property Rights and Patent Regimes in Biotechnology and their impact on Agricultural Development in the Developing World (Victoria Henson-Apollonio).PART TEN: COMMERCIALISATION.SECTION ONE: PERSPECTIVES ON PROPRIETRY TECHNOLOGY AND PATENTS.Intellectual Property Rights for Plant Biotechnology: International Aspects (Sara Boettiger, et al.).SECTION TWO: CUSTOMER AND CONSUMER PERSPECTIVES.Cotton and Biotechnology (P.J. Wakelyn and O.L. May).Global Social Acceptance of Plant Biotechnology (Thomas Jefferson Hoban).SECTION THREE: PRODUCT COMMERCIALISATION EXAMPLES.The Story of Bollgard Cotton (John P. Purcell, et al.).Transgenic Papaya to Control Papaya Ringspot Virus in Hawaii and Technology Transfer to Other Countries (Dennis Gonsalves and Gustavo Fermin).Benefits of Commercialised Biotechnology-derived Crops in the United States (Sujatha Sankula and Leonard Gianessi).PART ELEVEN: PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.Crop Biotechnology and Developing Countries: An Overview (Albert Sassson).Adoption of Biotechnology-Enhanced Crops by Developing Countries (Clive James).Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (Albert Sasson).Agricultural Biotechnology in Asia (Barwale).Agricultural Biotechnology in Latin America and the Caribbean (Claire E. Cockcroft, et al.).Poverty Alleviation, Plant Biotechnology and the Importance of the CGIAR International Agricultural Research Centres (Charles Spillane and Aisling Doyle).Crop Biotechnology for Developing Countries: Opportunity and Duty (Gurdev S. Khush and Julian Ma).Technology Transfer to Developing Countries and Technology Diffusion: The Future Role of Institutions in Capacity Building, Regulations, IPRS and Funding(Anatole F. Krattiger).Appendix A: Plant Biotechnology Commercial Products.Appendix B: Key Plant Biotechnology Patents.Index.

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Edited By: Paul Christou and Harry Klee
1552 pages, Figs, tabs
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...provides a comprehensive survey of the state of the field of plant biotechnology. (American Reference Books Annual, 2005) "...this book should be a valuable reference and useful handbook for the near future." (CHOICE, February 2005) " excellent getup, layout and print of text, figures, graphs and tables at an opportune, justifiable price may be attested to the Wiley-VCH publisher." (Starke, 2004; Vol 56; No. 10) "These two volumes are published at an ideal time. Researchers, faculty, students, anyone active in plant sciences or the food industry will find this reference valuable." (E-STREAMS, November 2004) "...will certainly help students and practitioners to understand its potentials, limitations and diverse applications..." (Plant Pathology, Vol. 53, No.5, October 2004) "...a comprehensive guide to plant biotechnology..." (Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Vol 37 (9) 2005)

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