Transgenic Crops IV

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Februar 2007



This volume presents the current knowledge of plant biotechnology as an important tool for crop improvement. It covers cereals, vegetables, root crops, herbs and spices. This volume is an invaluable reference for plant breeders, researchers and graduate students in the fields of plant biotechnology, agronomy, horticulture, genetics and both plant cell and molecular biology.


Section I Plant Biotechnology in Agriculture I.1 Impact of Plant Biotechnology in Agriculture S.K. Datta 1 Introduction 2 Crops and Genomics 3 Genetic Transformation of Plants 4 Transgenics in Stabilizing Production 5 Plant Protection 6 Enhancing Shelf Life 7 Improving Productivity 8 C4 Pathway in C3 Plants 9 Nutrition-Rich Crops 10 Conclusion References Section II Cereals II.1 Rice Y. Wang, M. Chen, and J. Li 1 Introduction 2 Hybrid Rice 3 Marker-Assisted Selection and Quantitative Trait Locus Analysis 4 Rice Transformation and Genetic Engineering 5 Gene Isolation and Characterization 6 Application of Rice Biotechnology 7 Conclusions References II.2 Wheat F.D. Meyer and M.J. Giroux 1 Introduction 2 Particle Bombardment 3 Integration and Expression of Biolistic Transgenes 4 Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation 5 Biolistics versus Agrobacterium: Which Method is Preferred? 6 Improving Wheat Field Performance 7 Improving the End-Use Quality of Wheat 8 Conclusions References II.3 Maize F. Torney, B. Frame, and K. Wang 1 Introduction 2 Penetration -- Delivery Methods 3 Competence and Regenerability -- Target Tissue 4 Future Prospects 5 Concluding Remarks References II.4 Rye F. Altpeter and V. Korzun 1 Introduction 2 Economic Importance of Rye 3 Molecular Markers, Genetic Mapping and Marker-Assisted Selection 4 Androgenesis for the Production of Double Haploids 5 Genetic Transformation 6 Conclusion References II.5 Pearl Millet M. Girgi and M.M. O'Kennedy 1 Introduction 2 Species Origin andEconomic Importance 3 Pearl Millet Biotechnology 4 Conclusions References II.6 Barley K.J. Kasha 1 Introduction 2 Economic Importance of Barley 3 Current Research and Development 4 Practical Applications of Biotechnology in Barley 5 Conclusions and Future Challenges References II.7 Oat A. Carlson and H.F. Kaeppler 1 Introduction 2 Economic Importance 3 Current Research and Development 4 Practical Applications of Transgenic Plants 5 Conclusion and Future Challenges References Section III Vegetables III.1 Tomato G. Tucker, P. Walley, and G. Seymour 1 Origin of Solanum lycopersicum 2 Current Uses of Tomato Fruit 3 Tomato Biodiversity 4 Molecular Biology Tools for Tomato Improvement 5 Applications of Biotechnology to Tomato 6 Conclusions References III.2 Cucumber W. Plader, W. Burza, and S. Malepszy 1 Introduction 2 Current Research and Developments 3 Conclusion and Future Challenges References III.3 Eggplant M.V. Rajam and S.V. Kumar 1 Introduction 2 Tissue Culture 3 Genetic Engineering 4 Future Prospects References III.4 Lettuce M.R. Davey, P. Anthony, P. Van Hooff, J.B. Power, and K.C. Lowe 1 Morphology, Origin and Production of Cultivated Lettuce 2 Genetic Improvement of Lettuce: Conventional Breeding and Biotechnological Approaches 3 Culture of Tissues and Isolated Protoplasts of Lettuce 4 Somaclonal Variant Plants Regenerated from Cultured Tissues and Protoplasts of Lettuce 5 Somatic Hybridisation of Lettuce 6 Transformation for the Genetic Manipulation of Lettuce: Direct DNA Uptake into Protoplasts and Agrobacterium-mediated Gene Delivery 7 Intr
EAN: 9783540367512
ISBN: 3540367519
Untertitel: 2007. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 500 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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