Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture

Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Biology in the 21st Century

Proceedings of the IXth International Congress of the International Association of Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology Jerusalem, Israel, 14–19 June 1998

Editors: Altman, Arie, Ziv, Meira, Izhar, Shamay (Eds.)

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Achievements today in plant biotechnology have already surpassed all previous expectations. Plant biotechnology, integrated with classical breeding, is now on the verge of creating the `evergreen revolution' to solve the world's envisaged tripled demand for food, agricultural commodities and natural products. New biotechnologies are being continuously adapted to agricultural practices, opening new vistas for plant utilization. Plant biotechnology is changing the plant scene in three major areas: (1) growth and development control (vegetative, generative and propagation), (2) protecting plants against the ever-increasing threats of abiotic and biotic stress, (3) expanding the horizons by producing specialty foods, biochemicals and pharmaceuticals. The potential for improving plant and animal productivity and their proper use in agriculture relies largely on newly-developed DNA biotechnology and molecular markers. These techniques enable the selection of successful genotypes, better isolation and cloning of favorable traits, and the creating of transgenic organisms of importance to agriculture.
These areas were extensively discussed at the 9th international congress of the International Association of Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology, `Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Biology in the 21st Century', which was held in Jerusalem in June 1998. The present book of proceedings contains the variety of scientific achievements and techniques that were presented: Basic and Applied Aspects of Growth, Development and Differentiation; Genetic Manipulations: Transformation and Gene Expression, Hybridization, Haploidization and Mutagenesis; Genetic Stability and Instability, Selection and Variability; Regulation of Primary and Secondary Metabolism; Model Systems: Cell Cycle, Transport and Signal Transduction; Biotechnology for Plant Protection: Abiotic and Biotic Stress; Biotechnology for Crop Improvement: Yield, Quality and Production of Valuable Substances; Novel Micropropagation Methods; New Markets and Commercial Applications; Intellectual Property Rights.

Table of contents (169 chapters)

  • The Plant and Agricultural Biotechnology Revolution: Where Do We Go from Here?

    Altman, A.

    Pages 1-7

  • Plant Biotechnology: Achievements and Opportunities at the Threshold of the 21st Century

    Vasil, Indra K.

    Pages 9-16

  • Pharmaceutical Foodstuffs: Oral Immunization with Transgenic Plants

    Mor, Tsafrir S. (et al.)

    Pages 17-20

  • Genetic Control of Regeneration was Altered During One-Week Ripening of Immature Melon Cotyledons on Liquid/Membrane System

    Adelberg, Jeffrey (et al.)

    Pages 21-24

  • Differential Hormonal Requirements for Clonal Propagation of Male and Female Jojoba Plants

    Agrawal, Veena (et al.)

    Pages 25-28

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Biology in the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the IXth International Congress of the International Association of Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology Jerusalem, Israel, 14–19 June 1998
Editors
  • Arie Altman
  • Meira Ziv
  • Shamay Izhar
Series Title
Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture
Series Volume
36
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4661-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4661-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5826-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5966-4
Series ISSN
0924-1949
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 771
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