Pollen Biotechnology

Gene Expression and Allergen Characterization

  • Shyam S. Mohapatra
  • R. Bruce Knox

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Gene Expression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James D. Astwood, Robert D. Hill
      Pages 3-37
    3. Huiling Xu, R. Bruce Knox, Mohan B. Singh
      Pages 38-52
    4. André Steinmetz, Rachel Baltz, Claire Domon, Jean-Luc Evrard
      Pages 53-66
    5. Douglas A. Hamilton
      Pages 67-84
    6. Erwin Heberle-Bors, Eva Stöger, Alisher Touraev, Viktor Zarsky, Oscar Vicente
      Pages 85-109
  3. Allergen Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Egil Olsen, Ming Yang, Shyam S. Mohapatra
      Pages 113-124
    3. Penelope M. Smith, R. Bruce Knox, Mohan B. Singh
      Pages 125-143
    4. Lei Zhang, Shyam S. Mohapatra
      Pages 144-163
    5. Sergio Romagnani, Shyam S. Mohapatra
      Pages 164-175
    6. E. K. Ong, R. Bruce Knox, Mohan B. Singh
      Pages 176-210
    7. Bruce L. Rogers, Julian F. Bond, Jay P. Morgenstern, Catherine M. Counsell, Irwin J. Griffith
      Pages 211-234
    8. Thorunn Rafnar, William J. Metzler, David G. Marsh
      Pages 235-244
    9. Anna Ruffilli, Anna Scotto d’Ambusco, C. De Santo
      Pages 245-268
    10. Rudolf Valenta, Ines Swoboda, Monika Grote, Susanne Vrtala, Fatima Ferreira, Michael Duchêne et al.
      Pages 269-278
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 279-288

About this book


The last decade has seen tremendous progress in our knowledge of the pollen development and gene expression on one hand and the characterization of pollen specific proteins on the other. In compiling the chapters for this volume, we have pragmatically categorized these basic developments in pollen molecular biology and biotechnology into two sections based on their applications in agricul­ ture and implications in medicine. Pollen developmental biology and gene expression: applications in agricul­ ture. Pollen development is an extremely complex process encompassing a series of biochemical, physiological and genetic events. At the basic level, sporophyt­ ically expressed genes may expound our knowledge of unique processes of cellular differentiation which ultimately give rise to a full-fledged organism. At the applied level, the studies on the pollen and male sporophyte-specific gene expression, and of promoters and transcription factors of relevant genes have the potential to manipulate the fertility in certain cash crops leading to agricultural biotechnology.


Expression biology biotechnology cell cloning development gene expression plant protein

Editors and affiliations

  • Shyam S. Mohapatra
    • 1
  • R. Bruce Knox
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ImmunologyUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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