Plant Biotechnology and Genetics: Principles, Techniques and Applications

Author : C. Neal Stewart
ISBN 13 : 9788126542246
ISBN 10 : 8126542241
Pages : 416
Type : P

Plant Biotechnology and Genetics: Principles, Techniques and Applications


Plant biotechnology has transformed agriculture and as this scientific field grows, so do university curricula in biotechnology. This book can be used in a junior or senior level course in plant biotechnology or plant genetics as well as in special topics classes for both undergraduate and graduate students. The focus is on basics and processes, with each chapter building upon the knowledge gained in previous chapters. Each chapter will contain questions geared toward facilitating classroom discussions and will also include inspirational autobiographical essays from eminent scientists writing about their beginnings in science, their contributions to the field and their visions for the future.


Foreword to Plant Biotechnology and Genetics.


Plant Agriculture: The Impact of Biotechnology

Mendelian Genetics and Plant Reproduction

Plant Breeding

Plant Development and Physiology

Tissue Culture: The Manipulation of Plant Development

Molecular Genetics of Gene Expression

Recombinant DNA, Vector Design and Construction

Genes and Traits of Interest for Transgenic Plants

Marker Genes and Promoters

Transgenic Plant Production

Transgenic Plant Analysis

Regulations and Biosafety

Field Testing of Transgenic Plants

Intellectual Property in Agricultural Biotechnology: Strategies for Open Access

Why Transgenic Plants are So Controversial

The Future of Plant Biotechnology




Plant Biotechnology provides an up-to-date and thorough introduction to the techniques and applications of plant biotechnology, illustrating how the technology can change our world and inspiring students to enter the field through inspirational personal essays written by eminent scientists.

C. Neal Stewart is the Racheff Chair of Excellence in Plant Molecular Genetics and a Professor in the plant sciences department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received his doctorate in plant physiology from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1993. Dr. Stewart serves on the editorial boards of BMC Biotechnology, Trends in Plant Science and Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology.