Plants, Genes, And Crop Biotechnology / Edition 2

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Jones and Bartlett Publishers and the American Society of Plant Biologists have teamed up for the Second Edition of Plants, Genes, and Crop Biotechnology. The essays collected in this text bring together aspects of genetics and plant breeding, molecular biology and genetic engineering, plant development and reproduction, soils and plant nutrition, agro-ecology and the sustainability of agricultural practices, population increases and the difficulty of eradicating hunger, pest control practices and their environmental consequences, and the role of biotechnology in modern crop production.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763715861
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Edition description: 2E
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 562
  • Sales rank: 1,347,850
  • Product dimensions: 8.86 (w) x 11.16 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Human Population Growth: Lessons from Demography 1
Chapter 2 Agricultural R&D, Productivity, and Global Food Prospects 22
Chapter 3 Development, Productivity, and Sustainability of Crop Production 52
Chapter 4 Food Security: Why Do Hunger and Malnutrition Persist in a World of Plenty? 76
Chapter 5 Developing Food Production Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa 100
Chapter 6 The Molecular Basis of Genetic Modification and Improvement of Crops 124
Chapter 7 Plants in Human Nutrition and Animal Feed 152
Chapter 8 The Genetic Basis of Growth and Development 182
Chapter 9 Seeds: Biology, Technology, and Role in Agriculture 212
Chapter 10 Converting Solar Energy into Crop Production 240
Chapter 11 Plant Nutrition and Crop Improvement in Adverse Soil Conditions 270
Chapter 12 Life Together in the Underground 304
Chapter 13 Ten Thousand Years of Crop Evolution 328
Chapter 14 From Classical Plant Breeding to Modern Crop Improvement 360
Chapter 15 Crop Diseases and Strategies for Their Control 390
Chapter 16 Strategies for Controlling Insect, Mite, and Nematode Pests 414
Chapter 17 Weeds and Weed Control Strategies 445
Chapter 18 Toward a Greener Agriculture 472
Chapter 19 Plants as Chemical and Pharmaceutical Factories 500
Chapter 20 Urban Myths and Real Concerns about Genetically Modified (GM) Crops 530
Index 552
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