Plant Biotechnology: Experience and Future Prospects by Agn RicrochPlant Biotechnology: Experience and Future Prospects by Agn Ricroch

Plant Biotechnology: Experience and Future Prospects

byAgn RicrochEditorSurinder Chopra, Shelby J. Fleischer

Hardcover | July 29, 2014

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Written in easy to follow language, the book presents cutting-edge agriculturally relevant plant biotechnologies and applications in a manner that is accessible to all. This book introduces the scope and method of plant biotechnologies and molecular breeding within the context of environmental analysis and assessment, a diminishing supply of productive arable land, scarce water resources and climate change. Authors who have studied how agro ecosystems have changed during the first decade and a half of commercial deployment review effects and stress needs that must be considered to make these tools sustainable.
Title:Plant Biotechnology: Experience and Future ProspectsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:291 pagesPublished:July 29, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319068911

ISBN - 13:9783319068916

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Table of Contents

Foreword Dr Bruce McPHERON, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences, Ohio State University, USA

1. Introduction - Biotechnological interventions for crop improvement: answers to global challenges
Dr William DAR, Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India

Part I. The Tools for Engineering Plants

2. The Evolution of Agriculture and Tools for Plant Innovations
Dr Agnes RICROCH, AgroParisTech, France and Penn State University, USA

3. Techniques of Plant Breeding: Field Crops
Dr Surinder CHOPRA, Penn State University, USA

4. Genomic Methods for Improving Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crops
Dr Dea-Wook KIM, South Dakota State University, USA, and National Institute of Crop Science, South Korea, Dr Ganesh KUMAR AGRAWAL, Laboratory for Biotechnology and Biochemistry, Nepal, Dr Randeep RAKWAL, University of Tsukuba, Japan, Dr Shahid AHMED, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India, & Dr Jai Singh ROHILA, South Dakota State University, USA

Part II. Contributions to the Society

5. Transgenic Crops and Food Security
Dr Calestous JUMA & Katherine GORDON, Harvard University, USA

6. Intellectual Property Protection of Plant Innovation
Dr Bernard LE BUANEC, Academy of Agriculture of France & Dr Agnès RICROCH, AgroParisTech, France

7. Prospects for Agricultural Biotechnology to 2030
David SAWAYA, former Policy Analyst at OECD, Manager at Ernst & Young, France

8. Genetically Engineered Crops and Rural Society
Dr Leland GLENNA & Dr Krystal JONES, Penn State University, USA

9. Is It Possible to Overcome the GMO Controversy? Some Elements for a Philosophical Perspective
Dr Marcel KUNTZ, CNRS, France

Part III. Sustainable Management

10. Sustainable Management of Insect-Resistant Crops
Dr Shelby FLEISCHER, Penn State University, Dr William HUTCHISON, University of Minnesota & Dr. Steven NARANJO, USDA ARS, Arizona, USA

11. Effects of GM Crops on Non-Target Organisms
Dr Steven NARANJO, USDA-ARS, Arizona, USA

12. Herbicide-Resistant Crop Biotechnology: Potential and Pitfalls
Dr Franklin EGAN, Penn State University, USA

13. Virus-Resistant Crops and Trees
Dr Cristina ROSA, Penn State University & Dr Bryce W. FALK, University of California Davis, USA

14. Role of Biotechnology to Produce Plants Resistant to Fungal Pathogens
Dr Iffa GAFFOOR & Dr Surinder CHOPRA, Penn State University, USA

Part IV. Sustainable Environment

15. Root Traits for Improving Nitrogen Acquisition Efficiency
Dr Joseph G. CHIMUNGU & Dr Jonathan LYNCH, Penn State University, USA

16. Biotech Approaches for Crop Improvement in The Semi-Arid Tropics
Dr Kiran K. SHARMA, Dr Dumbala Srinivas REDDY & Dr Pooja BHATNAGAR-MATHUR, ICRISAT, India

17. Sustainable Soil Health
Dr Mary Ann BRUNS, Penn State University, USA

Part V. Contributions to Food, Feed, and Health

18. Approaches for Vegetable and Fruit Quality Trait Improvement
Dr Li LI, USDA-ARS, USA, Dr Yaakov TADMOR, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel & Dr. Qiang XU, Huazhong Agricultural University, China

19. Biofortification. Vitamin A Deficiency and the Case for Golden Rice
Dr Robert S. ZEIGLER, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines

20. Production of Medicines from Engineered Proteins in Plants: Proteins for a New Century
Dr Mary MANGAN, Openhelix, USA