Brassica by Eng Chong PuaBrassica by Eng Chong Pua


byEng Chong PuaEditorCarl J. Douglas

Paperback | December 1, 2010

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Recent advances in plant cell and molecular biology have opened new avenues for the improvement of crop plants in the genus "Brassica" - oilseeds and vegetables of worldwide economic importance. This volume reviews advances in various areas of "Brassica" biotechnology. It covers the use of rapid-cycle brassicas, tissue culture and gene transfer, molecular genetics, biotic and abiotic stress resistance, and molecular farming. Contributors are world-leading international "Brassica" researchers. The volume is an invaluable reference for plant breeders, researchers and graduate students in the fields of plant biotechnology, agronomy, horticulture, genetics, and cell and molecular biology.

Title:BrassicaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pagesPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642057837

ISBN - 13:9783642057830


Table of Contents

Section I Crop Origin and Importance I.1 Species origin and economic importance G. RAKOW I.2 Rapid-cycling Brassica in research and education E. HIMELBLAU, D. LAUFFER, R. TEUTONICO, J. C. PIRES and T. C. OSBORN Section II Molecular Genetics II.1 Genome mapping and analysis C. F. QUIROS and A. PARTERSON II.2 Male sterility F. BUDAR, R. DELOURME and G. PELLETIER II.3 Biotechnology for pollination control in Crucifer oilseed crops M. NASRALLAH Section III Tissue Culture and Transgenic Technology III.1 Regulation of plant morphogenesis in vitro E. C. PUA and H. GONG III.2 Regeneration of plants via somatic embryogenesis C. S. LOH, W. SHU and W. L. KOH III.3 Protoplast culture and somatic hybridization M. C. CHRISTEY III.4 Anther and microspore culture A. FERRIE and W. KELLER III.5 Production of transgenic vegetable Brassicas M. C. CHRISTEY and R. BRAUN III. 6 Transgenic oilseed Brassicas E. C. PUA and T. S. LIM Section IV Molecular Farming IV.1 Insect resistance E. EARLE, J. CAO and A.M. SHELTON IV.2 Disease resistance C. DIXELIUS, S. BOHMAN and S. WRETBLAD IV.3 Herbicide tolerance S. WARWICK and B. MIKI IV.4 Genetic engineering of lipid composition DENIS J. MURPHY IV.5 Biochemical genetics of glucosinolate biosynthesis in Brassica R. MITHEN and R. PARKER Subject Index