Tailoring Genes for Crop Improvement

An Agricultural Perspective

  • George Bruening
  • John Harada
  • Tsune Kosuge
  • Alexander Hollaender
  • Gregory Kuny
  • Claire M. Wilson

Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Opening Remarks

    1. Charles E. Hess
      Pages 1-3
  3. Identification and Analysis of Plant Genes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Christopher J. Lamb, Paul M. Norman, Mindy S. Fitter, Michael G. Hahn, David R. Lerner, Vincent P. M. Wingate
      Pages 13-24
  4. Plant Gene Structure and Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Robert J. Ferl, Anna-Lisa Paul, Mohammed Ashraf, Scott Bollinger
      Pages 47-58
    3. Caroline Dean, Pamela Dunsmuir, John Bedbrook
      Pages 59-68
    4. V. K. Eckenrode, C. S. Levings III
      Pages 69-84
  5. Regulation of Gene Expression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Tom J. Guilfoyle, Margaret A. Dietrich
      Pages 87-100
    3. J. L. Key, E. Czarnecka, W. B. Gurley, R. T. Nagao
      Pages 101-109
    4. Robert W. Thornburg, Gyn An, Thomas A. Cleveland, Clarence A. Ryan
      Pages 121-130
  6. Post-Translational Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Jack Preiss, Mark Bloom, Matthew Morell, Vicki L. Knowles, William C. Plaxton, Thomas W. Okita et al.
      Pages 133-152
  7. Modification of Genes and Gene Expression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. D. P. S. Verma, A. J. Delauney, T. Nguyen
      Pages 155-162
    3. Roger N. Beachy, D. M. Stark, C. M. Deom, M. J. Oliver, R. T. Fraley
      Pages 169-180
  8. Scientific Strategies for the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Virginia Walbot, Jeffrey R. de Wet, Michael Fromm
      Pages 183-188
    3. Armin P. Czernilofsky, Barbara Baker, Bruno Gronenborn, Rüdiger Hain, Chris Leaver, Volker Matzeit et al.
      Pages 189-195
    4. Csaba Koncz, Norbert Martini, Zsuzsanna Koncz-Kalman, Olle Olsson, Andrea Radermacher, Aladar Szalay et al.
      Pages 197-209
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 211-228

About this book


In August. 1982. a conference was held at the University of Califor­ nia. Davis. to discuss both molecular and traditional approaches to plant genetic analysis and plant breeding. Papers presented at the meeting were published in Genetic Engineering of Plants: An Agricultural Perspective. A second conference. entitled "Tailoring Genes for Crop Improvement." spon­ sored by the UC-Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College's Biotechnology Program. was held at Davis in August. 1986. to discuss the notable advances that had been made during the intervening years in the technology for gene modification. transfer. and expression in plants. This volume contains papers that were presented at this meeting and provides readers with examples of how the new experimental strategies are being used to gain a clearer understanding of the biology of the plants we grow for food and fiber; it also discusses how molecular biology approaches are being used to introduce new genes into plants for plant breeding programs. We are grateful to the speakers for their excellent presentations for the conference and extend our sincere thanks to those who contributed manuscripts for this volume.


agriculture biology biotechnology crop improvement genetic engineering molecular biology plant plant breeding plants

Editors and affiliations

  • George Bruening
    • 1
  • John Harada
    • 1
  • Tsune Kosuge
    • 1
  • Alexander Hollaender
    • 2
  • Gregory Kuny
    • 2
  • Claire M. Wilson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California, DavisDavisUSA
  2. 2.Council for Research Planning in Biological Sciences, Inc.USA

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