Transgenic Cotton: Methods and Protocols

Transgenic Cotton: Methods and Protocols

by Baohong Zhang
     
 

Cotton is the most important textile and cash crop and is widely cultivated in more than 70 countries, including the United States, China, and India. Because of its long life cycle and complicated genetic background, it is hard to improve cotton using traditional breeding techniques although it has made much progress in the last several decades. Currently,

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Cotton is the most important textile and cash crop and is widely cultivated in more than 70 countries, including the United States, China, and India. Because of its long life cycle and complicated genetic background, it is hard to improve cotton using traditional breeding techniques although it has made much progress in the last several decades. Currently, transgenic techniques have become a powerful tool to improve cotton, and transgenic cotton is among the first commercially genetically modified crops. Transgenic Cotton: Methods and Prools provides a comprehensive collection of methods for creating and monitoring transgenic cotton and its application on agricultural and basic research. Divided into five convenient sections, topics covered include the current status and perspectives of transgenic cotton, the principle and methods for making transgenic cotton, the methods for detecting foreign gene copy and expression in transgenic plants, the improvement of cotton using transgenic technology, and finally the methods for monitoring the potential impact of transgenic cotton on theenvironment, including gene flow. Written in the successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible prools, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and easily accessible, Transgenic Cotton: Methods and Prools will serve as an excellent resource for scientists as well as graduate students who work on transgenic plants, plant genetics, molecular biology and agricultural sciences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781627032117
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
11/10/2012
Series:
Methods in Molecular Biology Series, #958
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
277
Product dimensions:
7.21(w) x 10.29(h) x 0.82(d)

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