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Plant Gene Research

Molecular Approaches to Crop Improvement

Editors: Dennis, Elizabeth S., Llewellyn, Danny J. (Eds.)

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Although plant genes were first isolated only some twelve years ago and transfer of foreign DNA into tobacco cells first demonstrated some eight years ago, the application and extension of biotechnology to agricultural problems has already led to the field-testing of genetically modified crop plants. The promise of tailor-made plants containing resistance to pests or diseases as well as many other desirable characteristics has led to the almost compulsory incorporation of molecular biology into the research programs of chemical and seed companies as well as Governmental agricultural agencies. With the routine transformation of rice and the early evidence of transformation of maize the possibility of the world's major cereal crops being modified for improved nutritional value or resistance characteristics is now likely in the next few years. The increasing number of cloned plant genes and the increasing sophistication of our knowledge of the major developmental and biochemi­ cal pathways in plants should eventually allow us to engineer crop plants with higher yields and with less detrimental impact on the environment than now occurs in our current high input agricultural systems. This book draws together many of the expanding areas of plant molecular biology and genetic engineering that will make a substantial contribution to the development of the more productive and efficient crop plants that the world's farmers will be planting in the next decade.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Transgenic Rice Plants

    Pages 1-15

    Shimamoto, Ko

  • Genetic Transformation of Potato to Enhance Nutritional Value and Confer Disease Resistance

    Pages 17-32

    Destéfano-Beltrán, Luis (et al.)

  • Improvement of the Protein Quality of Seeds by Genetic Engineering

    Pages 33-61

    Shotwell, Mark A. (et al.)

  • Novel Insect Resistance Using Protease Inhibitor Genes

    Pages 63-77

    Gatehouse, Angharad M. R. (et al.)

  • Engineering Microbial Herbicide Detoxification Genes in Higher Plants

    Pages 79-108

    Lyon, Bruce R.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Approaches to Crop Improvement
Editors
  • Elizabeth S. Dennis
  • Danny J. Llewellyn
Series Title
Plant Gene Research
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag/Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-9108-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-9108-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-9110-1
Series ISSN
0175-2073
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 166
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