• Eng-Chong Pua
  • Carl J. Douglas

Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 54)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Crop Origin and Importance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. Himelblau, D. Lauffer, R. Teutonico, J. C. Pires, T. C. Osborn
      Pages 13-28
  3. Molecular Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. C. F. Quiros, A. H. Paterson
      Pages 31-42
    3. F. Budar, R. Delourme, G. Pelletier
      Pages 43-64
  4. Tissue Culture and Transgenic Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. E. C. Pua, H. Gong
      Pages 83-102
    3. C. S. Loh, W. Shu, W. L. Koh
      Pages 103-118
    4. A. M. R. Ferrie, W. A. Keller
      Pages 149-168
    5. M. C. Christey, R. Braun
      Pages 169-194
    6. E. C. Pua, T. S. Lim
      Pages 195-224
  5. Crop Improvement and Molecular Farming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. E. D. Earle, J. Cao, A. M. Shelton
      Pages 227-251
    3. C. Dixelius, S. Bohman, S. Wretblad
      Pages 253-271
    4. S. Warwick, B. Miki
      Pages 273-295
    5. D. J. Murphy
      Pages 297-315
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 339-344

About this book


Recent advances in plant cell and molecular biology have opened new avenues for the improvement of crop plants in the genus "Brassica" - oilseeds and vegetables of worldwide economic importance. This volume reviews advances in various areas of "Brassica" biotechnology. It covers the use of rapid-cycle brassicas, tissue culture and gene transfer, molecular genetics, biotic and abiotic stress resistance, and molecular farming. Contributors are world-leading international "Brassica" researchers. The volume is an invaluable reference for plant breeders, researchers and graduate students in the fields of plant biotechnology, agronomy, horticulture, genetics, and cell and molecular biology.


Embryo biosynthesis biotechnology brassicas crops cyclin gene transfer genetic engineering genetics genome mapping hybridization morphogenesis oilseed regulation transgen

Editors and affiliations

  • Eng-Chong Pua
    • 1
  • Carl J. Douglas
    • 2
  1. 1.Plant Genetic Engineering Laboratory, Department of Biological SciencesNational University of SingaporeSingaporeRepublic of Singapore
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05783-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-06164-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0934-943X
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