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Biotechnology in Agriculture: Book by R. Sharma

Biotechnology in Agriculture

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ISBN: 9788176221580    Publisher: Biotech Year of publishing: 2005     Format:  Hardcover No of Pages: 259        Language: English
Biotechnology has taken centre stage for some years now in the strategic orientation of quite a few institutions. It outlines the relevance of plant biotechnology to Indian agriculture and the importance...Read more
Biotechnology has taken centre stage for some years now in the strategic orientation of quite a few institutions. It outlines the relevance of plant biotechnology to Indian agriculture and the importance of regulatory and biosafety issues before public acceptance of genetically modified food. It also addresses the benefits and risks, as well as economic and intellectual property right implications of transgenic research. The book is an invaluable and useable reference for agricultural and environmental scientists, especially tissue culturists, genetists, plant breeders, biochemists, microbiologists and biochemical and environmental engineers. It will also cater to the needs of post-graduate students and researchers of relevant disciplines. Also it should hold the attention of those having interest in recent trends and advances in various facets of agricultural and environmental biotechnology. Contents Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Use of Biotechnology in Agriculture; Chapter 3: Agricultural Biotechnology on Biodiversity; Chapter 4: Transgenic Plants and World Agriculture; Chapter 5: Economic Effect of Agricultural Biotechnology; Chapter 6: Demand for Agricultural Biotechnology; Chapter 7: Agricultural Biotechnology and the Poor; Chapter 8: Scientific Basis of Genetic Modification; Chapter 9: Ethical and Social Issues of Genetically Modified Crops; Chapter 10: Conservation Technologies and the Plant Science; Chapter 11: Modern Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture; Chapter 12: Public Attitudes towards Agricultural Biotechnology.
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