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"This volume is a well-written textbook, and hence a learning and teaching aid, rather than an academic treatise...The book contains an excellent selection of case studies, it is clearly written with many figures, line diagrams etc ... buy a copy and enjoy reading the real facts." (Book Reviews 2004.)
"Quite simply this is a superb book and a valuable resource for all those with an interest in the genetic modification of plants, either as students of the science or potential consumers of the produce.....and I defy anyone not to be drawn to the one [case study] on the development of the flatulence-free baked bean! In short a great book, well worth the money." (Microbiology Today, Vol.31 February 2004, p45.)
The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the production of GM crops, highlighting the key scientific and technical advances that underpin their development. The text begins with a summary of current knowledge about plant genome organisation and gene expression, followed by an introduction to the techniques of plant tissue culture and genetic transformation and their application to crop plants. A consideration of the design of constructs for plant genetic manipulation precedes a series of chapters covering specific targets for GM crops. These include the genetic manipulation of herbicide resistance, pest resistance and disease resistance. Strategies for engineering stress tolerance and the improvement of crop yield and quality are discussed, and the prospects for "molecular farming" are considered. Key themes and strategies are developed using appropriate case studies, which place the science in its broader agricultural/commercial context. The text concentrates on the core molecular biological issues, while the accompanying Online Resource Centre encourages an exploration of the wider implications and concerns about GM crops. Online Resource Centre All the figures from the book are available to download free from the Online Resource Centre. It also features weblinks to relevant sites with additional information or discussion including those hosted by the protagonists of the GM debate.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 2003. Paperback. Condición: New. 1. Nº de ref. del artículo: DADAX0199254680
Descripción Oxford University Press, 2003. Paperback. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110199254680