Transgenic Crop Plants: Volume 1: Principles and Development / Edition 1

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Development of transgenic crop plants, their utilization for improved agriculture, health, ecology and environment and their socio-political impacts are currently important fields in education, research and industries and also of interest to policy makers, social activists and regulatory and funding agencies. This work prepared with a class-room approach on this multidisciplinary subject will fill an existing gap and meet the requirements of such a broad section of readers.

Volume 1 with ten chapters contributed by 31 eminent scientists from nine countries deliberates on the basic concepts, strategies and tools for development of transgenic crop plants, including topics such as: explants used for the generation of transgenic plants, gene transfer methods, organelle transformation, selection and screening strategies, expression and stability of transgenes, silencing undesirable genes, transgene integration, biosynthesis and biotransformation and metabolic engineering of pathways and gene discovery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642048081
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 2/3/2010
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 807
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Generation and Deployment of Transgenic Crop Plants: An Overview Michael R. Davey Jaya R. Soneji M. Nageswara Rao Sofia Kourmpetli Anjanabha Bhattacharya Chittaranjan Kole 1

2 Explants Used for the Generation of Transgenic Plants A. Piqueras N. Alburquerque K.M. Folta 31

3 Gene Transfer Methods Seedhabadee Ganeshan Ravindra N. Chibbar 57

4 Selection and Screening Strategies Haiying Liang P. Ananda Kumar Vikrant Nain William A. Powell John E. Carlson 85

5 Levels and Stability of Expression of Transgenes Rajib Bandopadhyay Inamul Haque Dharmendra Singh Kunal Mukhopadhyay 145

6 Silencing as a Tool for Transgenic Crop Improvement Pudota B. Bhaskar Jiming Jiang 187

7 Transgene Integration, Expression, Stability in Plants: Strategies for Improvements Ajay Kohli Berta Miro Richard M. Twyman 201

8 Organelle Transformations Anjanabha Bhattacharya 239

9 Biosynthesis and Biotransformation Hajiem Mizukami Hiroaki Hayashi 251

10 Metabolic Engineering of Pathways and Gene Discovery Miloslav Juricek Chandrakanth Emani Sunee Kertbundit Timothy C. Hall 275

Index 307

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