Transgenic Plants: Engineering and Utilization v.1

Transgenic Plants: Engineering and Utilization v.1

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This volume promotes the practical application of recombinant DNA technology and aims to contribute to the transformation of the agricultural industry. Contributors discuss basic techniqyes for engineering transgenic plants (such as vectors for gene transfer in higher plants and the cell culture and regeneration of transgenic plants), transgenic plants and basic research (such as transgenic plants for studying genes encoding amino acid biosynthetic enzymes) and transgenic plants and crop improvement. The book should be of interest to plant molecular biologists, plant biotechnologists, researchers in the agricultural industry, graduate students in these areas, crop scientists, biotechnology companies, the USDA and the Ministry of Agriculture.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 372 pages
  • 159 x 241 x 22mm | 717g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • references, index
  • 0124287816
  • 9780124287815

Table of contents

Introduction - from hybrid plants to transgenic plants, S.-d. Kung. Part 1 Basic techniques for engineering transgenic plants: vectors for gene transfer in higher plants, F.F. White; molecular genetics of T-DNA transfer from "agrobacterium" to plants, S.B. Gelvin; markers for plant gene transfer, B. Bowen; techniques for gene transfer, B. Jenes et al; cell culture and regeneration of transgenic plants, S.W. Ritchie and T.K. Hodges. Part 2 Transgenic plants and basic research: transgenic plants for studying genes encoding amino acid biosynthetic enzymes, F.-Y. Tsai and G.M. Coruzzi; transgenic plants for studying gene expression in response to hormones, S.H. Howell; gene tagging in transgenic plants, S.A. Coomber and K.A. Feldmann. Part 3 Transgenic plants and crop improvement: herbicide-tolerant crops, M.A.W. Hinchee et al; production of transgenic plants with enhanced resistance to microbial pathogens, R. Broglie et al; transgenic plants for conferring virus tolerance - satellite approach, P.B. McGarvey and J. Kaper; production of "bacillus thuringiensis" insecticidal proteins in plants, K.A. Barton and M.J. Miller; transgenic plants for conferring insect tolerance - protease inhibitor approach, V.A. Hilder et al; transgenic plants for improving seed storage proteins, S.S.M. Sun and B.A. Larkins.
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