Advances in Plant Transgenics: Methods and Applications

  • Ramalingam Sathishkumar
  • Sarma Rajeev Kumar
  • Jagadeesan Hema
  • Venkidasamy Baskar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Methods and Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jayanthi Soman, Jagadeesan Hema, Selvi Subramanian
      Pages 3-22
    3. Paola Isabel Angulo-Bejarano, Juan Luis De la Fuente Jimenez, Sujay Paul, Marcos de Donato-Capote, Irais Castillo-Maldonado, Gabriel Betanzos-Cabrera et al.
      Pages 23-57
    4. Pandiyan Muthuramalingam, Rajendran Jeyasri, Subramanian Radhesh Krishnan, Shunmugiah Thevar Karutha Pandian, Ramalingam Sathishkumar, Manikandan Ramesh
      Pages 59-77
    5. R. K. B. Bharadwaj, Sarma Rajeev Kumar, Ramalingam Sathishkumar
      Pages 79-100
    6. Venkidasamy Baskar, Sree Preethy Kuppuraj, Ramkumar Samynathan, Ramalingam Sathishkumar
      Pages 101-125
    7. Rupesh Kumar Singh, Lav Sharma, Nitin Bohra, Sivalingam Anandhan, Eliel Ruiz-May, Francisco Roberto Quiroz-Figueroa
      Pages 127-142
    8. Chakravarthi Mohan, Priscila Yumi Tanaka Shibao, Flavio Henrique Silva
      Pages 143-165
    9. Furkan Ahmad, Pragadheesh VS
      Pages 167-185
  3. Applications in Genetic Improvement of Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Varsha Tomar, Shashank Sagar Saini, Kriti Juneja, Pawan Kumar Agrawal, Debabrata Sircar
      Pages 189-212
    3. Ashirbad Guria, Gopal Pandi
      Pages 213-238
    4. Soumya Chatterjee, Anindita Mitra, Santosh K. Gupta, Dharmendra K. Gupta
      Pages 239-251
    5. Rupesh Kumar Singh, Nitin Bohra, Lav Sharma, Sivalingam Anandhan, Eliel Ruiz-May, Francisco Roberto Quiroz-Figueroa
      Pages 253-272
  4. Applications in Production of Plant-Made Pharmaceuticals and Other Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Gauri Nerkar, G. S. Suresha, Bakshi Ram, C. Appunu
      Pages 315-331
    3. Gowtham Iyappan, Rebecca Oziohu Omosimua, Ramalingam Sathishkumar
      Pages 333-351
    4. Srinivasan Balamurugan, Da-Wei Li, Xiang Wang, Wei-Dong Yang, Jie-Sheng Liu, Hong-Ye Li
      Pages 353-366

About this book


The green revolution led to the development of improved varieties of crops, especially cereals, and since then, classical or molecular breeding has resulted in the creation of economically valuable species. Thanks to recent developments in genetic engineering, it has become possible to introduce genes from different sources, such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, mice and humans, to plants. This technology has made the scientific community aware of the critical role of transgenics, not only as a means of producing stress tolerant crops but also as a platform for the production of therapeutics through molecular farming.

This book discusses the commercial applications of plant transgenic technologies, including the use of transgenic cell culture approachesto improve the production of metabolites and high-value therapeutics as well as transgenic plants in pest management. It also explores generation of novel vectors, protein production using chloroplast engineering and the latest developments in this area, such as genome editing in plants. Featuring general discussions and research papers by leading international experts, it is a valuable resource for scientists, teachers, students and industrialists working in the field.


Transgenic plants Metabolic engineering Phytoremediation Molecular Farming Stress Tolerance

Editors and affiliations

  • Ramalingam Sathishkumar
    • 1
  • Sarma Rajeev Kumar
    • 2
  • Jagadeesan Hema
    • 3
  • Venkidasamy Baskar
    • 4
  1. 1.Plant Genetic Engineering Laboratory, Department of BiotechnologyBharathiar UniversityCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.String Bio Private Ltd, IBAB CampusBangaloreIndia
  3. 3.Department of BiotechnologyPSG College of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  4. 4.Plant Genetic Engineering Laboratory, Department of BiotechnologyBharathiar UniversityCoimbatoreIndia

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