Agricultural Biotechnology

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CRC Press, Nov 6, 1997 - Technology & Engineering - 792 pages
This work integrates basic biotechnological methodologies with up-to-date agricultural practices, offering solutions to specific agricultural needs and problems from plant and crop yield to animal husbandry. It presents and evaluates the limitations of classical methodologies and the potential of novel and emergent agriculturally related biotechnologies.
 

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Contents

Agriculture and Agricultural Biotechnology Development Trends Toward the 21st Century
1
Micropropagation Clonal Plant Propagation In Vitro
19
In Vitro Production of Pathogen and ContaminantFree Plants
43
In Vitro Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources
57
Asexual Cell Genetics
89
Genetic Engineering of Crop Plants
119
Engineering of Crop Plants for Industrial Traits
161
Production of Secondary Metabolites
183
Transgenic Livestock
453
Transgenic Dairy Animals for Production of Novel Proteins in Milk
473
Somatotropin in Domestic Animals
483
Avian Transgenics
499
Biotechnology and Veterinary Diagnosis An Overview
511
Transgenic Fish Technology and Its Application in Fish Production
527
Use of the Fish Antifreeze Protein Gene Promoter in the Production of Growth HormoneTransgenic Salmon with Enhanced Growth Performance
549
Biotechnology of Marine Invertebrates Current Approaches and Future Directions
563

LargeScale Plant Tissue Culture
225
Production of Foreign Compounds in Transgenic Plants
251
Biocontrol of Bacteria and Phytopathogenic Fungi
263
Transgenic Plants for the Control of Insect Pests
283
Biotechnology of Weed Control
295
Biotechnology of Biofertilization and Phytostimulation
327
LigninDegrading Fungi Mechanisms and Utilization
351
Bioremediation Pesticides and Other Agricultural Chemicals
367
MarkerAssisted Selection in Animal Biotechnology
387
Embryo Manipulation for Biotechnology in Domestic Animals
407
Successful Gender Preselection in Farm Animals
439
Disease Diagnosis and Control of Marine Organisms
585
Marine Algae as a Tool for Bioremediation of Marine Ecosystems
601
Environmental Applications of Marine Biotechnology
615
Production of Valuable Products from Microalgae An Emerging Agroindustry
629
Agricultural Biotechnology and the Law Patents Plant Patents Plant Variety Certificates and the Rise of Intellectual Property Rights in Biological Subj...
645
Biotechnology in Agriculture Ethical Aspects and Public Acceptance
661
Biotechnology and Food Production Relevance to Developing Countries
691
Biotechnology and the Environment
731
Prospects and Limitations of Agricultural Biotechnologies An Update
743
Index
749
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