Plant biotechnology the genetic manipulation of plants

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Plant Biotechnology: The Genetic Manipulation Of Plants by Adrian Slater

The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the production of GM crops, highlighting the key scientific and technical advances that underpin their development. The text begins with a summary of current knowledge about plant genome organisation and gene expression, followed by an introduction to the techniques of plant tissue culture and genetic transformation and their application to crop plants. A consideration of the design of constructs for plant genetic manipulation precedes a series of chapters covering specific targets for GM crops. These include the genetic manipulation of herbicide resistance, pest resistance and disease resistance. Strategies for engineering stress tolerance and the improvement of crop yield and quality are discussed, and the prospects for molecular farming are considered. Key themes and strategies are developed using appropriate case studies, which place the science in its broader agricultural/commercial context. The text concentrates on the core molecular biological issues, whilst the associated web site encourages an exploration of the wider implications and concerns about GM crops.
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Genetic engineering in plants

Few areas of science have progressed as rapidly, or have had such an impact on public consciousness and governments, as recent advances.
Adrian Slater

Plant biotechnology—The genetic manipulation of plants

The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the production of GM crops, highlighting the key scientific and technical advances that underpin their development. The text begins with a summary of current knowledge about plant genome organisation and gene expression, followed by an introduction to the techniques of plant tissue culture and genetic transformation and their application to crop plants. A consideration of the design of constructs for plant genetic manipulation precedes a series of chapters covering specific targets for GM crops. These include the genetic manipulation of herbicide resistance, pest resistance and disease resistance. Strategies for engineering stress tolerance and the improvement of crop yield and quality are discussed, and the prospects for "molecular farming" are considered.

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Scott, Mark R. - Paul Davies, Plant biotechnology: the genetic manipulation of plants. Few areas of science have progressed as rapidly, or have had such an impact on public consciousness and governments, as recent advances in plant biotechnology.

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters. Conservation Land Management CLM is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters. Exceptional customer service Get specialist help and advice. Throughout history, humankind has pursued means to improve the yield of crop plants through selective plant breeding and hybridization.

Plant biotechnology: the genetic manipulation of plants. Few areas of science have progressed as rapidly, or have had such an impact on public consciousness and governments, as recent advances in plant biotechnology. These exciting scientific discoveries and their increasing application are continuing to generate considerable economic, social and ethical considerations. Misinformation is rife, sadly, and there is a clear need for good sources of accurate and appropriate accounts of plant biotechnology development. Adrian Slater, Nigel Scott and Mark Fowler have produced just such a textbook, providing a critical appraisal of the genetic manipulation of crop plants for advanced undergraduate study and the postgraduate student market.

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