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Genetic Modification of Plants

Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry

  • Covers all aspects of transgenic plants including possible applications and risk assessment

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry (AGRICULTURE, volume 64)

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Table of contents (30 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Generation and Analysis of Transgenic Plants

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Plant Nuclear Transformation

      • John J. Finer
      Pages 3-21
    3. Plastid Transformation

      • Heribert Warzecha, Anna Hennig
      Pages 23-37
    4. Concepts of Marker Genes for Plants

      • Josef Kraus
      Pages 39-60
    5. Breeding with Genetically Modified Plants

      • Christian Jung
      Pages 103-116
  3. Selected Characters of Transgenic Plants and Their Application in Plant Production

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 138-138
    2. Drought Stress Tolerance

      • Dorothea Bartels, Jonathan Phillips
      Pages 139-157
    3. Herbicide Resistance

      • Micheal D. K. Owen
      Pages 159-176
    4. Insect and Nematode Resistance

      • Tim Thurau, Wanzhi Ye, Daguang Cai
      Pages 177-197
    5. Metabolic Engineering

      • Lars M. Voll, Frederik Börnke
      Pages 199-219
    6. Pharmaceuticals

      • Andreas Schiermeyer, Stefan Schillberg
      Pages 221-235
    7. Biopolymers

      • Maja Hühns, Inge Broer
      Pages 237-252
    8. Engineered Male Sterility

      • Frank Kempken
      Pages 253-265
  4. Transgenic Plants in Breeding and Crop Production

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 268-268
    2. Cotton

      • Keerti S. Rathore
      Pages 269-285
    3. Triticeae Cereals

      • Jochen Kumlehn, Grit Zimmermann, Carolin Berger, Cornelia Marthe, Goetz Hensel
      Pages 287-306

About this book

Today´s agriculture faces new and difficult challenges. With modern methods widely applied, it is commonly believed that genetic crop improvement is a key for increasing yields. In spite of the discussion about the safety of genetically modified (GM) crops that is still raging in the European Union where the take-up of the new technology is more limited, the cultivation of GM plants and crops has exploded all over the world.

Conceived with the aim of sorting fact from fiction over GM crops, this volume brings together the knowledge of 30 specialists in the field of transgenic plants. It covers the generation and detection of these plants as well as the genetic traits conferred on transgenic plants. In addition, the book looks at a wide variety of crops, ornamental plants and tree species that are subject to genetic modifications, assessing the risks involved in genetic modification as well as the potential economic benefits of the technology in specific cases. The book’s structure, with fully cross-referenced chapters, gives readers a quick access to specific topics, whether that is detailed and comprehensive data on particular species of ornamentals, or coverage of the socioeconomic implications of GM technology. With an increasing demand for bioenergy, and the necessary higher yields relying on wider genetic variation, this book supplies all the technical details required to move forward to a new era in agriculture.

Keywords

  • Fruit
  • biotechnology
  • breeding
  • economic aspects
  • genetic modification
  • genetically modfied plants
  • plant breeding
  • protein
  • risk assessment
  • transgen
  • transgenic plants
  • genetic engineering

Editors and Affiliations

  • Botanisches Institut, Universität Kiel, Kiel, Germany

    Frank Kempken

  • Inst. Pflanzenbau und Pflanzenzüchtung, Universität Kiel, Kiel, Germany

    Christian Jung

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eBook USD 309.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-642-02391-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 399.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 549.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)