Plants, Genes, And Crop Biotechnology / Edition 2

Plants, Genes, And Crop Biotechnology / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0763715867
ISBN-13:
9780763715861
Pub. Date:
07/01/2002
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Plants, Genes, And Crop Biotechnology / Edition 2

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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ISBN-13: 9780763715861
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 07/01/2002
Edition description: 2E
Pages: 562
Product dimensions: 8.86(w) x 11.16(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Human Population Growth: Lessons from Demography1
Chapter 2Agricultural R&D, Productivity, and Global Food Prospects22
Chapter 3Development, Productivity, and Sustainability of Crop Production52
Chapter 4Food Security: Why Do Hunger and Malnutrition Persist in a World of Plenty?76
Chapter 5Developing Food Production Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa100
Chapter 6The Molecular Basis of Genetic Modification and Improvement of Crops124
Chapter 7Plants in Human Nutrition and Animal Feed152
Chapter 8The Genetic Basis of Growth and Development182
Chapter 9Seeds: Biology, Technology, and Role in Agriculture212
Chapter 10Converting Solar Energy into Crop Production240
Chapter 11Plant Nutrition and Crop Improvement in Adverse Soil Conditions270
Chapter 12Life Together in the Underground304
Chapter 13Ten Thousand Years of Crop Evolution328
Chapter 14From Classical Plant Breeding to Modern Crop Improvement360
Chapter 15Crop Diseases and Strategies for Their Control390
Chapter 16Strategies for Controlling Insect, Mite, and Nematode Pests414
Chapter 17Weeds and Weed Control Strategies445
Chapter 18Toward a Greener Agriculture472
Chapter 19Plants as Chemical and Pharmaceutical Factories500
Chapter 20Urban Myths and Real Concerns about Genetically Modified (GM) Crops530
Index552

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