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Plant Biotechnology: Principles and Applications

  • Malik Zainul Abdin
  • Usha Kiran
  • Kamaluddin
  • Athar Ali

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Anwar Shahzad, Shiwali Sharma, Shahina Parveen, Taiba Saeed, Arjumend Shaheen, Rakhshanda Akhtar et al.
    Pages 1-36
  3. Anwar Shahzad, Shahina Parveen, Shiwali Sharma, Arjumend Shaheen, Taiba Saeed, Vikas Yadav et al.
    Pages 37-72
  4. Tapan Kumar Mondal, Krishna Kumar Gagopadhyay
    Pages 73-92
  5. Malik M. Ahmad, Athar Ali, Saba Siddiqui, Kamaluddin, Malik Zainul Abdin
    Pages 93-115
  6. S. V. Amitha Mithra, K. Kulkarni, R. Srinivasan
    Pages 117-172
  7. Usha Kiran, Athar Ali, Kamaluddin, Malik Zainul Abdin
    Pages 173-190
  8. Malik Zainul Abdin, Priyanka Soni, Shashi Kumar
    Pages 191-206
  9. Savithri Purayannur, Kamal Kumar, Praveen Kumar Verma
    Pages 207-232
  10. Shweta Sharma, Usha Kiran, Sudhir Kumar Sopory
    Pages 233-248
  11. Sanjay Kumar, Surender Kumar Vats
    Pages 249-271
  12. Priyanka Soni, Malik Zainul Abdin
    Pages 273-294
  13. Kamaluddin, M. A. Khan, Usha Kiran, Athar Ali, Malik Zainul Abdin, M. Y. Zargar et al.
    Pages 295-328
  14. Mohan Babu Appaiahgari, Usha Kiran, Athar Ali, Sudhanshu Vrati, Malik Zainul Abdin
    Pages 329-366
  15. Usha Kiran, Malik Zainul Abdin, Nalini Kant Pandey
    Pages 367-392

About this book


The book traces the roots of plant biotechnology from the basic sciences to current applications in the biological and agricultural sciences, industry, and medicine. Providing intriguing opportunities to manipulate plant genetic and metabolic systems, plant biotechnology has now become an exciting area of research.  

The book vividly describes the processes and methods used to genetically engineer plants for agricultural, environmental and industrial purposes, while also discussing related bioethical and biosafety issues. It also highlights important factors that are often overlooked by methodologies used to develop plants’ tolerance against biotic and abiotic stresses and in the development of special foods, bio-chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.  

The topics discussed will be of considerable interest to both graduate and postgraduate students. Further, the book offers an ideal reference guide for teachers and researcher alike, bridging the gap between fundamental and advanced approaches.


Biosafety of Transgenic Crops Metabolic Engineering Molecular Markers Plant Biotechnology Transgenic Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Malik Zainul Abdin
    • 1
  • Usha Kiran
    • 2
  • Kamaluddin
    • 3
  • Athar Ali
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyJamia HamdardNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.CTPD, Department of BiotechnologyJamia HamdardNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Division of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Faculty of AgricultureSKUAST of KashmirNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.CTPD, Department of BiotechnologyJamia HamdardNew DelhiIndia

About the editors

Dr. M. Z. Abdin is currently working as Dean, faculty of science, at Jamia Hamdard university, New Delhi.

His list of publication are metioned below:

1. T1. Traditional Systems of Medicine (2006). M. Z. Abdin and Y. P. Abrol (Eds.), pp: 567, Narosa Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

2. Stress Signaling in Plants: Genomics and Proteomics Perspective, Volume 1 (2013). M. Sarwat, A. Ahmad and M. Z. Abdin (Eds.) pp:470, Springer Publishers, ISBN 978-1-4614-6371-9.AhA

3. Ahmad MM, Alam P, Abdin MZ, Javed S (2012). Panfungal PCR Method for Detection of Aflatoxigenic Molds. In  Ayyachamy M, Turner KM, O'Donovan A,  Gupta VK, Tuohy M (eds) Laboratory Protocols in Fungal Biology: Current Methods in Fungal Biology, Springer-Verlag New York Inc., ISBN: 1461423554 (In Press). 

4. Alam P, Ali A, Khan MA, Abdin MZ (2011). Use of RNAi in Medicinal Plants. In Gaur RK, Gafni Y, Sharma P, Gupta VK (eds) RNAi Technology, Science Publisher, USA, pp. 265-284


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