Sustainable Development and Biodiversity

Biotechnology and Biodiversity

Editors: Ahuja, M. R., Ramawat, K.G. (Eds.)

  • A state of art book on biotechnology and biodiversity
  • Describing crops, trees, transgenics, lower plants and gymnosperms at one place
  • Topics cover the plants and problems of the entire globe
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About this book

The purpose of this book is to assess the potential effects of biotechnological approaches particularly genetic modification on biodiversity and the environment. All aspects of biodiversity such as ecological diversity, species diversity and genetic diversity are considered. Higher organisms contain a specific set of linear DNA molecules called chromosomes and a complete set of chromosomes in an organism comprises its genome. The collection of traits displayed by any organism (phenotype) depends on the genes present in its genome (genotype). The appearance of any specific trait also will depend on many other factors, including whether the gene(s) responsible for the trait is/are turned on (expressed) or off, the specific cells within which the genes are expressed and how the genes, their expression and the gene products interact with environmental factors. The primary biotechnology which concerns us is that of genetic manipulation, which has a direct impact on biodiversity at the genetic level. By these manipulations, novel genes or gene fragments can be introduced into organisms (creating transgenics) or existing genes within an organism can be altered. Transgenics are a major area of concern, combining genes from different species to effectively create novel organisms. Current rates of disappearance of biological and cultural diversity in the world are unprecedented. Intensive resource exploitation due to social and economic factors has led to the destruction, conversion or degradation of ecosystems. Reversing these trends requires time to time assessment to integrate conservation and development.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Transgenic Crops to Preserve Biodiversity

    Emani, Chandrakanth

    Pages 3-15

  • Genetically Modified Crops in Africa

    Arthur, Georgina D. (et al.)

    Pages 17-37

  • Agriculture and Environmental Impacts of Glyphosate-Tolerant Soybean Cultivation in Romania

    Badea, Elena Marcela (et al.)

    Pages 39-58

  • The Effects of Transgenic Crops on Non-target Organisms

    Emani, Chandrakanth

    Pages 59-66

  • Agricultural Biotechnology for Health and the Environment

    Hansson, Sven Ove

    Pages 67-76

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eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09381-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09380-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • 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: October 27, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37927-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biotechnology and Biodiversity
Editors
  • M. R. Ahuja
  • K.G. Ramawat
Series Title
Sustainable Development and Biodiversity
Series Volume
4
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
978-3-319-09381-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09381-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09380-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37927-2
Series ISSN
2352-474X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 340
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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