Gene Editing In Plants by Donald P. WeeksGene Editing In Plants by Donald P. Weeks

Gene Editing In Plants

byDonald P. WeeksEditorBing Yang

Hardcover | July 14, 2017

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Gene Editing in Plants, Volume 149aims to provide the reader with an up-to-date survey of cutting-edge research with gene editing tools and an overview of the implications of this research on the nutritional quality of fruits, vegetables and grains. New chapters in the updated volume include topics relating to Genome Engineering and Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges, the Use of CRISPR/Cas9 for Crop Improvement in Maize and Soybean, the Use of Zinc-Finger Nucleases for Crop Improvement, Gene Editing in Polyploid Crops: Wheat, Camelina, Canola, Potato, Cotton, Peanut, Sugar Cane, and Citrus, and Gene Editing With TALEN and CRISPR/Cas in Rice.

This ongoing serial contain contributions from leading scientists and researchers in the field of gene editing in plants who describe the results of their own research in this rapidly expanding area of science.



  • Shows the importance of revolutionary gene editing technology on plant biology research and its application to agricultural production
  • Provides insight into what may lie ahead in this rapidly expanding area of plant research and development
  • Contains contributions from major leaders in the field of plant gene editing
Donald P. Weeks, Ph.D., is one of the leading experts in the rapidly emerging field of gene editing in plants and algae. Weeks is the Maxcy Professor of Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and his Ph....
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Title:Gene Editing In PlantsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 14, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128117435

ISBN - 13:9780128117439

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Table of Contents

  1. Genome Engineering and Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges
    Nicholas J. Baltes, Javier Gil-Humanes and Daniel F. Voytas
  2. Use of CRISPR/Cas9 for Crop Improvement in Maize and Soybean
    Doane Chilcoat, Zhan-Bin Liu and Jeffry Sander
  3. Use of Zinc-Finger Nucleases for Crop Improvement
    John P. Davies, Sandeep Kumar and Lakshmi Sastry-Dent
  4. Gene Editing in Polyploid Crops: Wheat, Camelina, Canola, Potato, Cotton, Peanut, Sugar Cane, and Citrus
    Donald P. Weeks
  5. Gene Editing With TALEN and CRISPR/Cas in Rice
    Honghao Bi and Bing Yang
  6. Genome Editing to Improve Abiotic Stress Responses in Plants
    Yuriko Osakabe and Keishi Osakabe
  7. CRISPR/Cas9-Enabled Multiplex Genome Editing and Its Application
    Bastian Minkenberg, Matthew Wheatley and Yinong Yang
  8. CRISPR/Cas9-Based Genome Editing in Plants
    Yaling Zhang, Xingliang Ma, Xianrong Xie and Yao-Guang Liu
  9. On Improving CRISPR for Editing Plant Genes: Ribozyme-Mediated Guide RNA Production and Fluorescence-Based Technology for Isolating Transgene-Free Mutants Generated by CRISPR
    Yubing He, Rongchen Wang, Xinhua Dai and Yunde Zhao
  10. Engineering Molecular Immunity Against Plant Viruses
    Syed Shan-e-Ali Zaidi, Manal Tashkandi and Magdy M. Mahfouz
  11. Use of CRISPR/Cas9 for Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation Research in Legumes
    Longlong Wang, Longxiang Wang, Yu Zhou and Deqiang Duanmu
  12. Safety, Security, and Policy Considerations for Plant Genome Editing
    Jeffrey D. Wolt