Plant Biotechnology

Experience and Future Prospects

Editors: Ricroch, Agnes, Chopra, Surinder, Fleischer, Shelby (Eds.)

  • Students from a wide range of disciplines and many in the general public are interested in examining the development and adoption of innovative biotechnologies applied in agriculture, which are themselves changing rapidly
  • These plant biotechnologies which are part of sustainable agriculture today are presented, how they are currently developed and deployed and what some near-term realistic expectations are
  • The audience is primarily the general public and students from a wide range of disciplines for whom this overview would be valued and we have selected authors who the expertise to provide an easy-to-read and valuable overview
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About this book

Written in easy to follow language, the book presents cutting-edge agriculturally relevant plant biotechnologies and applications in a manner that is accessible to all. This book introduces the scope and method of plant biotechnologies and molecular breeding within the context of environmental analysis and assessment, a diminishing supply of productive arable land, scarce water resources and climate change. Authors who have studied how agro ecosystems have changed during the first decade and a half of commercial deployment review effects and stress needs that must be considered to make these tools sustainable.

Reviews

“These Contributions by internationally recognized agriculture experts on the future prospects of biotechnology emphasize the many challenges in the next half-century: climate, energy, food, land degradation, and loss of biodiversity—all exacerbated by population increases demanding dramatic improvements in food security, particularly in the developing world and semi-arid tropics. … Summing Up: Recommended. All levels of students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (W. Loescher, Choice, Vol. 52 (8), April, 2015)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: Biotechnological Interventions for Crop Improvement: Answers to Global Challenges

    Dar, William D.

    Pages 1-10

  • The Evolution of Agriculture and Tools for Plant Innovation

    Ricroch, Agnès

    Pages 13-23

  • Techniques and Tools of Modern Plant Breeding: Field Crops

    Chopra, Surinder

    Pages 25-33

  • Genomic Methods for Improving Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crops

    Kim, Dea-Wook (et al.)

    Pages 35-42

  • Transgenic Crops and Food Security

    Juma, Calestous (et al.)

    Pages 45-58

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-06892-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-06891-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34541-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Biotechnology
Book Subtitle
Experience and Future Prospects
Editors
  • Agnes Ricroch
  • Surinder Chopra
  • Shelby Fleischer
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06892-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06892-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-06891-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34541-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 291
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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