Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry

Genetic Modification of Plants

Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry

Editors: Kempken, Frank, Jung, Christian (Eds.)

  • Covers all aspects of transgenic plants including possible applications and risk assessment

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Today´s agriculture faces new and difficult challenges. With modern methods widely applied, it is commonly believed that genetic crop improvement is a key for increasing yields. In spite of the discussion about the safety of genetically modified (GM) crops that is still raging in the European Union where the take-up of the new technology is more limited, the cultivation of GM plants and crops has exploded all over the world.

Conceived with the aim of sorting fact from fiction over GM crops, this volume brings together the knowledge of 30 specialists in the field of transgenic plants. It covers the generation and detection of these plants as well as the genetic traits conferred on transgenic plants. In addition, the book looks at a wide variety of crops, ornamental plants and tree species that are subject to genetic modifications, assessing the risks involved in genetic modification as well as the potential economic benefits of the technology in specific cases. The book’s structure, with fully cross-referenced chapters, gives readers a quick access to specific topics, whether that is detailed and comprehensive data on particular species of ornamentals, or coverage of the socioeconomic implications of GM technology. With an increasing demand for bioenergy, and the necessary higher yields relying on wider genetic variation, this book supplies all the technical details required to move forward to a new era in agriculture.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Plant Nuclear Transformation

    Finer, John J.

    Pages 3-21

  • Plastid Transformation

    Warzecha, Heribert (et al.)

    Pages 23-37

  • Concepts of Marker Genes for Plants

    Kraus, Josef

    Pages 39-60

  • Precise Breeding Through All-Native DNA Transformation

    Rommens, Caius M.

    Pages 61-77

  • Gene Silencing in Plants: Transgenes as Targets and Effectors

    Müller, Andreas E.

    Pages 79-101

Buy this book

eBook $409.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $519.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-02390-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetic Modification of Plants
Book Subtitle
Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry
Editors
  • Frank Kempken
  • Christian Jung
Series Title
Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry
Series Volume
64
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02391-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02391-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02390-3
Series ISSN
0934-943X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 675
Topics