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Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture

Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture Author Arie Altman
ISBN-10 9780123814661
Release 2012
Pages 586
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As the oldest and largest human intervention in nature, the science of agriculture is one of the most intensely studied practices. From manipulation of plant gene structure to the use of plants for bioenergy, biotechnology interventions in plant and agricultural science have been rapidly developing over the past ten years with immense forward leaps on an annual basis. This book begins by laying the foundations for plant biotechnology by outlining the biological aspects including gene structure and expression, and the basic procedures in plant biotechnology of genomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics and proteomics. It then focuses on a discussion of the impacts of biotechnology on plant breeding technologies and germplasm sustainability. The role of biotechnology in the improvement of agricultural traits, production of industrial products and pharmaceuticals as well as biomaterials and biomass provide a historical perspective and a look to the future. Sections addressing intellectual property rights and sociological and food safety issues round out the holistic discussion of this important topic. Includes specific emphasis on the inter-relationships between basic plant biotechnologies and applied agricultural applications, and the way they contribute to each other Provides an updated review of the major plant biotechnology procedures and techniques, their impact on novel agricultural development and crop plant improvement Takes a broad view of the topic with discussions of practices in many countries



Encyclopaedia of Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture Prospects for the 21st Century 4V

Encyclopaedia of Plant Biotechnology and Agriculture  Prospects for the 21st Century 4V Author
ISBN-10 1781637881
Release 2015
Pages 5
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Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture

Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture Author Ram Lakhan Singh
ISBN-10 9780128122389
Release 2017-09-12
Pages 446
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Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture: Emerging Approaches and Strategies is an outstanding collection of current research that integrates basic and advanced concepts of agricultural biotechnology with future development prospects. Using biotechnology with sustainable agriculture effectively contributes to gains in agricultural productivity, enhanced food security, reduced poverty and malnutrition, and more ecologically sustainable means of food production. Written by a panel of experts, this book is unique in its coverage of the broad area of biotechnology for sustainable agriculture. It includes intriguing topics and discussions of areas such as recombinant DNA technology and genetic engineering. Identifies and explores biotechnological tools to enhance sustainability Encompasses plant and microbial biotechnology, nanotechnology and genetic engineering Focuses on plant biotechnology and crop improvement to increase yield and resilience Summarizes the impact of climate change on agriculture, fisheries and livestock



Agricultural Biotechnology

Agricultural Biotechnology Author Arie Altman
ISBN-10 1420049275
Release 1997-11-06
Pages 792
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This work integrates basic biotechnological methodologies with up-to-date agricultural practices, offering solutions to specific agricultural needs and problems from plant and crop yield to animal husbandry. It presents and evaluates the limitations of classical methodologies and the potential of novel and emergent agriculturally related biotechnologies.



Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Biology in the 21st Century

Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Biology in the 21st Century Author Arie Altman
ISBN-10 9789401146616
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 771
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These proceedings contain a variety of scientific achievements and techniques presented at a 1998 international congress on plant biotechnology. Achievements today have already surpassed all previous expectations, and the field is now on the verge of creating the "evergreen revolution".



Biotechnology in Plant Improvement

Biotechnology in Plant Improvement Author P.C. Trivedi
ISBN-10 8171324940
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 342
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Biotechnology Has Made Significant Advances In Recent Years And Emerged As A Frontline Area Of Research And Development, With An Overwhelming Impact On The Society. Plant Biotechnology Is A Engine For Green To Evergreen Revolution. It Has Shown Great Promise In Recent Years For Improving Crop Productivity, Reducing Environmental Pollution And Improving The Quality Of Agricultural Produce. This Book Contains 17 Chapters Written By Leading Experts In The Discipline Incorporating Recent Developments In The Subject. Major Section Includes Articles On Plant Biotechnology. Topic Covering Information On Genetic Modification In Plants - A Biotechnological Scenario; Genetic Transformation In Leguminous Crops; Role Of Biotechnology In Ornamental Crops; Genetic Engineering For Major Abiotic Stresses Tolerance In Crop Plants; Transgenic Technology For Future; Molecular Markers In Plant Genome Analysis And Molecular Markers For Assessing Genetic Diversity In Coconut Palm. Topics On Micropropagation Of Prosopis, Callusing Response And Direct In Vitro Regeneration Of Nodal Explants; In Vivo Propagation And Conservation Of Pogostemon; In Vivo & In Vitro Comparison Of Bioactive Substances From Bacopa, Centella And Convolvulus Related To Memory Improvement Provide Useful Information On Application Of Tissue Culture Technique In Biotechnology. Articles On Microfluidics; Tannase: A Versatile Enzyme For Future'S Biotechnology; Bioplastics- Biotechnological Solution For Undegradable Plastic Wastes; Peptide Nucleic Acid: Prospects Of 21St Century & Genetic Engineering Of Plants For Environmental Cleaning Up Are Some Of The Important Areas Which Have Been Specifically Addressed In Order To Make This Book More Distinct And Relevant, In The Present Day Context. This Book Will Be Useful To Biotechnologists, Agriculture Scientists, Researches, Teachers & Students Of Plant Science.



The Biotech Century

The Biotech Century Author Jeremy Rifkin
ISBN-10 057506658X
Release 1998
Pages 271
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Arguing that the world is on the threshold of a revolution of unparalleled impact, this book makes an impassioned plea for awareness of the environmental, commercial and moral implications of the new biotechnology.



Biological Nitrogen Fixation for the 21st Century

Biological Nitrogen Fixation for the 21st Century Author Claudine Elmerich
ISBN-10 9789401151597
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 708
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Nitrogen availability is one of the most critical factors that limits plant productivity. The largest reservoir of nitrogen is the atmosphere, but this gaseous molecular nitrogen only becomes available to plants through the biological nitrogen fixation process, which only prokaryotic cells have developed. The discovery that microbes were providing fixed nitrogen to legumes and the isolation of the first nitrogen-fixing bacteria occured at the end the 19th Century, in Louis Pasteur's time. We are now building on more than 100 years of research in this field and looking towards the 21st Century. The International Nitrogen Fixation Congress series Started more than 20 years ago. The format of this Congress is designed to gather scientists from very diverse origins, backgrounds, interests and scientific approaches and is a forum where fundamental knowledge is discussed alongside applied research. This confluence of perspectives is, we believe, extremely beneficial in raising new ideas, questions and concepts.



Genetically Engineered Crops

Genetically Engineered Crops Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309437387
Release 2017-01-28
Pages 606
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Genetically engineered (GE) crops were first introduced commercially in the 1990s. After two decades of production, some groups and individuals remain critical of the technology based on their concerns about possible adverse effects on human health, the environment, and ethical considerations. At the same time, others are concerned that the technology is not reaching its potential to improve human health and the environment because of stringent regulations and reduced public funding to develop products offering more benefits to society. While the debate about these and other questions related to the genetic engineering techniques of the first 20 years goes on, emerging genetic-engineering technologies are adding new complexities to the conversation. Genetically Engineered Crops builds on previous related Academies reports published between 1987 and 2010 by undertaking a retrospective examination of the purported positive and adverse effects of GE crops and to anticipate what emerging genetic-engineering technologies hold for the future. This report indicates where there are uncertainties about the economic, agronomic, health, safety, or other impacts of GE crops and food, and makes recommendations to fill gaps in safety assessments, increase regulatory clarity, and improve innovations in and access to GE technology.



Modern Applications of Plant Biotechnology in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Modern Applications of Plant Biotechnology in Pharmaceutical Sciences Author Saurabh Bhatia
ISBN-10 9780128024980
Release 2015-07-22
Pages 452
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Modern Applications of Plant Biotechnology in Pharmaceutical Sciences explores advanced techniques in plant biotechnology, their applications to pharmaceutical sciences, and how these methods can lead to more effective, safe, and affordable drugs. The book covers modern approaches in a practical, step-by-step manner, and includes illustrations, examples, and case studies to enhance understanding. Key topics include plant-made pharmaceuticals, classical and non-classical techniques for secondary metabolite production in plant cell culture and their relevance to pharmaceutical science, edible vaccines, novel delivery systems for plant-based products, international industry regulatory guidelines, and more. Readers will find the book to be a comprehensive and valuable resource for the study of modern plant biotechnology approaches and their pharmaceutical applications. Builds upon the basic concepts of cell and plant tissue culture and recombinant DNA technology to better illustrate the modern and potential applications of plant biotechnology to the pharmaceutical sciences Provides detailed yet practical coverage of complex techniques, such as micropropogation, gene transfer, and biosynthesis Examines critical issues of international importance and offers real-life examples and potential solutions



Plant Biology and Biotechnology

Plant Biology and Biotechnology Author Bir Bahadur
ISBN-10 9788132222835
Release 2015-06-19
Pages 768
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Plant genomics and biotechnology have recently made enormous strides, and hold the potential to benefit agriculture, the environment and various other dimensions of the human endeavor. It is no exaggeration to claim that the twenty-first century belongs to biotechnology. Knowledge generation in this field is growing at a frenetic pace, and keeping abreast of the latest advances and calls on us to double our efforts. Volume II of this two-part series addresses cutting-edge aspects of plant genomics and biotechnology. It includes 37 chapters contributed by over 70 researchers, each of which is an expert in his/her own field of research. Biotechnology has helped to solve many conundrums of plant life that had long remained a mystery to mankind. This volume opens with an exhaustive chapter on the role played by thale cress, Arabidopsis thaliana, which is believed to be the Drosophila of the plant kingdom and an invaluable model plant for understanding basic concepts in plant biology. This is followed by chapters on bioremediation, biofuels and biofertilizers through microalgal manipulation, making it a commercializable prospect; discerning finer details of biotic stress with plant-fungal interactions; and the dynamics of abiotic and biotic stresses, which also figure elsewhere in the book. Breeding crop plants for desirable traits has long been an endeavor of biotechnologists. The significance of molecular markers, marker assisted selection and techniques are covered in a dedicated chapter, as are comprehensive reviews on plant molecular biology, DNA fingerprinting techniques, genomic structure and functional genomics. A chapter dedicated to organellar genomes provides extensive information on this important aspect. Elsewhere in the book, the newly emerging area of epigenetics is presented as seen through the lens of biotechnology, showcasing the pivotal role of DNA methylation in effecting permanent and transient changes to the genome. Exclusive chapters deal with bioinformatics and systems biology. Handy tools for practical applications such as somatic embryogenesis and micropropagation are included to provide frontline information to entrepreneurs, as is a chapter on somaclonal variation. Overcoming barriers to sexual incompatibility has also long been a focus of biotechnology, and is addressed in chapters on wide hybridization and hybrid embryo rescue. Another area of accomplishing triploids through endosperm culture is included as a non-conventional breeding strategy. Secondary metabolite production through tissue cultures, which is of importance to industrial scientists, is also covered. Worldwide exchange of plant genetic material is currently an essential topic, as is conserving natural resources in situ. Chapters on in vitro conservation of extant, threatened and other valuable germplasms, gene banking and related issues are included, along with an extensive account of the biotechnology of spices – the low-volume, high-value crops. Metabolic engineering is another emerging field that provides commercial opportunities. As is well known, there is widespread concern over genetically modified crops among the public. GM crops are covered, as are genetic engineering strategies for combating biotic and abiotic stresses where no other solutions are in sight. RNAi- and micro RNA- based strategies for crop improvement have proved to offer novel alternatives to the existing non-conventional techniques, and detailed information on these aspects is also included. The book’s last five chapters are devoted to presenting the various aspects of environmental, marine, desert and rural biotechnology. The state-of-the-art coverage on a wide range of plant genomics and biotechnology topics will be of great interest to post-graduate students and researchers, including the employees of seed and biotechnology companies, and to instructors in the fields of plant genetics, breeding and biotechnology.



Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants

Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants Author Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
ISBN-10 9780309082631
Release 2002-02-22
Pages 342
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Transgenic crops offer the promise of increased agricultural productivity and better quality foods. But they also raise the specter of harmful environmental effects. In this new book, a panel of experts examines: • Similarities and differences between crops developed by conventional and transgenic methods • Potential for commercialized transgenic crops to change both agricultural and nonagricultural landscapes • How well the U.S. government is regulating transgenic crops to avoid any negative effects. Environmental Effects of Transgenic Plants provides a wealth of information about transgenic processes, previous experience with the introduction of novel crops, principles of risk assessment and management, the science behind current regulatory schemes, issues in monitoring transgenic products already on the market, and more. The book discusses public involvement-and public confidence-in biotechnology regulation. And it looks to the future, exploring the potential of genetic engineering and the prospects for environmental effects.



GMOs Consumerism and the Global Politics of Biotechnology

GMOs  Consumerism and the Global Politics of Biotechnology Author Mawere, Munyaradzi
ISBN-10 9789956762354
Release 2017-08-16
Pages 264
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Despite sustained continental and national struggles for autonomy, sovereignty and independence in postcolonial Africa, the continent is increasingly embattled by the forces of globalisation which threaten African identity that is at the core of African struggles for continental and national unity. Situating the debates in the contemporary discourses on decoloniality, global consumerism, global food apartheid and the challenges and prospects of the emergent sharing economies, this book critically examines the importation, use and implications of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other such non-food products on African bodies, institutions and cultures. The book poses questions about how Africa can be decolonised both politically and in terms of global food apartheid and the dehumanising importation and use of “foreign” non-food products, some of which militate against the ethos of [African] identity, Renaissance and indigeneity. On note, the book urges the African continent to ensure the safety of imports ensuing from the global flows and circulations that are mired in the resilient invisible global matrices of power.



The Doubly Green Revolution

The Doubly Green Revolution Author Gordon Conway
ISBN-10 0801486106
Release 1998
Pages 334
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Looks at hunger and poverty in the next century, and discusses food production, pollution, designer plants and animals, sustainable agriculture, pest control, and soil management



Potato

Potato Author Y. P. S. Bajaj
ISBN-10 9783642727733
Release 2013-03-07
Pages 509
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Potato has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Potato also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Potato book for free.



Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Biology in the 21st Century

Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Biology in the 21st Century Author Arie Altman
ISBN-10 9789401146616
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 771
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These proceedings contain a variety of scientific achievements and techniques presented at a 1998 international congress on plant biotechnology. Achievements today have already surpassed all previous expectations, and the field is now on the verge of creating the "evergreen revolution".



Plant Biotechnology

Plant Biotechnology Author Agnès Ricroch
ISBN-10 9783319068923
Release 2014-07-11
Pages 291
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Written in easy to follow language, the book presents cutting-edge agriculturally relevant plant biotechnologies and applications in a manner that is accessible to all. This book introduces the scope and method of plant biotechnologies and molecular breeding within the context of environmental analysis and assessment, a diminishing supply of productive arable land, scarce water resources and climate change. Authors who have studied how agro ecosystems have changed during the first decade and a half of commercial deployment review effects and stress needs that must be considered to make these tools sustainable.