Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry

Molecular Genetic Approaches to Maize Improvement

Editors: Kriz, Alan L., Larkins, Brian A. (Eds.)

  • An in-depth review of maize biotechnology

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During the past decade, there has been tremendous progress in maize biotechnology. This volume provides an overview of our current knowledge of maize molecular genetics, how it is being used to improve the crop, and future possibilities for crop enhancement. Several chapters deal with genetically engineered traits that are currently, or soon will be, in commercial production. Technical approaches for introducing novel genes into the maize genome, the regeneration of plants from transformed cells, and the creation of transgenic lines for field production are covered. Further, the authors describe how molecular genetic techniques are being used to identify genes and characterize their function, and how these procedures are utilized to develop elite maize germplasm. Moreover, molecular biology and physiological studies of corn as a basis for the improvement of its nutritional and food-making properties are included. Finally, the growing use of corn as biomass for energy production is discussed.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Molecular Genetic Approaches to Maize Improvement – an Introduction

    Fraley, Robert T.

    Pages 3-6

  • Maize Tissue Culture and Transformation: The First 20 Years

    Jones, Todd J.

    Pages 7-27

  • Insect Resistance in Corn Through Biotechnology

    Head, Graham (et al.)

    Pages 31-40

  • Seed Total Phosphate and Phytic Acid

    Raboy, Victor

    Pages 41-53

  • Traits and Genes for Plant Drought Tolerance

    Mullet, John

    Pages 55-64

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eBook $289.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $369.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-08844-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Genetic Approaches to Maize Improvement
Editors
  • Alan L. Kriz
  • Brian A. Larkins
Series Title
Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry
Series Volume
63
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Atlantic Pub. & Distr. (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-68922-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-68922-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-68919-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08844-5
Series ISSN
0934-943X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 369
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