Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology

Applications of Genetic Engineering to Crop Improvement

Editors: Collins, G.B., Petolino, Joseph F. (Eds.)

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The contributions of plant genetics to the production of higher yielding crops of superior quality are well documented. These successes have been realized through the application of plant breeding techniques to a diverse array of genetically controlled traits. Such highly effective breeding procedures will continue to be the primary method employed for the development of new crop cultivars; however, new techniques in cell and molecular biology will provide additional approaches for genetic modification. There has been considerable speculation recently concerning the potential impact of new techniques in cell and molecular biology on plant improvement. These genetic engineering techniques should offer unique opportunities to alter the genetic makeup of crops if applied to existing breeding procedures. Many questions must be answered in order to identify specific applications of these new technologies. This search for applications will require input from plant scientists working on various aspects of crop improvement. This volume is intended to assess the interrelationships between conventional plant breeding and genetic engineering.

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`I would recommend this publication to anyone intending to apply recombinant DNA techniques to plant breeding... also of considerable interest to those working towards plant improvement via concentional breeding methods of via somatic cell culture.'
Recombinant DNA, 5:5 (1986)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Breeding Legumes for Improved N2-Fixation

    Smith, G. R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • In Vitro Systems for Studying Nitrogen Fixation

    Davey, M. R. (et al.)

    Pages 25-52

  • Molecular Genetics of Nitrogen Fixation

    Noel, K. Dale

    Pages 53-85

  • Breeding for Improved CO2 Fixation

    Buzzell, R. I. (et al.)

    Pages 87-112

  • Aspects of Photosynthetic Plant Tissue Cultures

    Horn, Michael E. (et al.)

    Pages 113-161

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applications of Genetic Engineering to Crop Improvement
Editors
  • G.B. Collins
  • Joseph F. Petolino
Series Title
Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology
Series Volume
10
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers, Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-6207-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-6207-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-247-3084-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-009-6209-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 604
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