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Modern Biotechnology in Plant Breeding: Book by Dharamvir Hora

Modern Biotechnology in Plant Breeding

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ISBN: 9788189729189    Publisher: Genetech Year of publishing: 2007     Format:  Hardcover No of Pages: vii, 262        Language: English
Recent progress in explaining the science behind biological processes has significantly enhanced our ability to exploit them for the benefit of mankind and the environment. The evolution of plant breeding...Read more
Recent progress in explaining the science behind biological processes has significantly enhanced our ability to exploit them for the benefit of mankind and the environment. The evolution of plant breeding is a classic example of how improved biological understanding has been adapted to provide more effective methods of meeting the demands of a changing world. Modern biotechnology is the latest stage in the development of plant breeding technology. The tools of the biotechnologist increased the speed and precision of plant breeding techniques and widened the choice of characters for selection. Modern biotechnology allows crop improvement to take place at the level of individual genes. This book provides an overview of the application of modern biotechnology in plant breeding. It will certainly meets with interests and needs of up to date information of plant breeders, may they be advanced students, practitioners, teachers or researchers. Contents Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Plant Breeding; Chapter 3: Genetic Engineering of Plants; Chapter 4: DNA Analysis in Plant Breeding; Chapter 5: Characteristics of Transgenic Plants; Chapter 6: Biotechnology for Plant Micropropagation; Chapter 7: Biotechnology for Improve Orphan Crops; Chapter 8: Improving Stress Tolerance in Plants; Chapter 9: Plant Tissue Culture and Regeneration; Chapter 10: Organic Plant Breeding; Chapter 11: Application of Rice Genomics to Plant Breeding; Chapter 12: Participatory Plant Breeding; Chapter 13: Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources.
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