Biotechnology in Plant Science

Biotechnology in Plant Science

Relevance to Agriculture in the Eighties

1st Edition - February 28, 1986

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  • Editor: Milton Zaitlin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323153126

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Biotechnology in Plant Science: Relevance to Agriculture in the Eighties reflects the exchange of ideas among the participants in a symposium held at Cornell University in 1985. This reference highlights advances in and applications of biotechnology. Applications include plant breeding and agricultural business. This book is comprised of research articles emphasizing available technologies including tissue culture and plant transformation. Papers included in this reference also cover topics on genes for transformation and plant molecular biology and agrichemicals. As this reference focuses more on tissue culture, it specifically explains plant regeneration and genetic events. The book discusses the roles of various institutions and sectors in advancing biotechnology and related fields. It also provides two panel discussions on the implications of the technological advances in conjunction with the issues about these innovations. Researchers, lecturers, and students in biotechnology and agriculture will find this anthology an excellent reference for further studies and research in biotechnology and its applications to agriculture.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors



    The Cornell University Biotechnology Program

    Tissue Culture: Regeneration Events

    Opportunities and Limitations of the Genotypic Influences on Establishment and Plant Regeneration from Callus and Cell Cultures of Crop Species

    Regeneration of Maize

    Physiology of the Development of Somatic Embryos in Cell Cultures of Alfalfa and Celery

    Embryogenesis from Pollen In Vitro

    Tissue Culture: Genetic Events

    T-DNA Transfer for Nicotiana paniculata to Nicotiana tabacum Using Protoplast Fusion

    Somaclonal Variation: Impact on Plant Biology and Breeding Strategies

    Somatic Hybridization: Implications for Agriculture

    Intergeneric Gene Transfer by Protoplast Fusion and Uptake of Isolated Chromosomes

    Organelle Segregation and Recombination Following Protoplast Fusion: Analysis of Sterile Cytoplasms

    Tissue Culture: Large Scale

    Fundamental Aspects of Cryoinjury as Related to Cryopreservation of Plant Cells and Organs

    Strategies for Large-scale Manipulation of Somatic Embryos in Suspension Culture

    Chemicals from Plant Cell Cultures: Yields and Variation

    Bioreactor Considerations for Chemical Production from Plant Cell Cultures

    Production of Shikonin by Plant Cell Cultures

    Plant Transformation

    Investigation of Factors Involved in Foreign Protein Expression in Transformed Plants

    Properties of Expression of the 35S Promoter from CaMV in Transgenic Tobacco Plants

    New Developments in Plant Transformation Technology: Its Application to Cellular Organelles, Cereals, and Dicotyledonous Crop Plants

    Genes for Transformation

    Regulation of Chitinase Gene Expression by Ethylene

    The Self-incompatibility Locus of Brassica

    Potential for Applying Genetic Transformation to Studies of Viral Pathogenesis and Cross-Protection

    Toward a Molecular Characterization of Multiple Factor Inheritance

    Plant Molecular Biology and Agrichemicals

    Plant Molecular Biology and Agrichemicals: An Introduction

    Mechanism of Action of the Imidazolinones and Cell Culture Selection of Tolerant Maize

    Prospects for Genetic Modification of Plants for Resistance to Triazine Herbicides

    Molecular Biology of Sulfonylurea Herbicide Activity

    Expression in Plants of a Bacterial Gene Coding for Glyphosate Resistance


    Roles of Academe, Government, and Industry for Agriculture in a Changing World

    Panel Discussion: Plant Molecular Biology and Plant Breeding

    Panel Discussion: Agricultural Biotechnology and Industry


Product details

  • No. of pages: 382
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1986
  • Published: February 28, 1986
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323153126

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Milton Zaitlin

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