Genetic Engineering of Horticultural Crops - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128104392, 9780128104408

Genetic Engineering of Horticultural Crops

1st Edition

Editors: Gyana Rout KV Peter
eBook ISBN: 9780128104408
Paperback ISBN: 9780128104392
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th January 2018
Page Count: 466
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Genetic Engineering of Horticultural Crops provides key insights into commercialized crops, their improved productivity, disease and pest resistance, and enhanced nutritional or medicinal benefits. It includes insights into key technologies, such as marker traits identification and genetic traits transfer for increased productivity, examining the latest transgenic advances in a variety of crops and providing foundational information that can be applied to new areas of study. As modern biotechnology has helped to increase crop productivity by introducing novel gene(s) with high quality disease resistance and increased drought tolerance, this is an ideal resource for researchers and industry professionals.

Key Features

  • Provides examples of current technologies and methodologies, addressing abiotic and biotic stresses, pest resistance and yield improvement
  • Presents protocols on plant genetic engineering in a variety of wide-use crops
  • Includes biosafety rule regulation of genetically modified crops in the USA and third world countries


Graduate students, researchers, experts and regulators in countries with developing biotechnology regulations

Table of Contents

1. Status Horticultural Crops Identifying the Need for Transgenic Traits
2. Horticultural crops and genetic engineering
3. Gene silencing in horticultural transgenic crops
4. Transgenic research in fruit crops
5. Genetic Engineering of Temperate fruits
6. Transgenic research in Floricultural crops
7. Genetic Engineering in papaya
8. Transgenic Research in Vegetable crop, special reference to Brinjal
9. Genetic engineering in oil palm
10. Genetic improvement of vegetables using transgenic technology
11. Transgenic Research in Tuber and Root Crops
12. Genetic engineering in medicinal and aromatic plants
13. Biosafety and bioregulatory mechanism in transgenic crops
14. Critical evaluation of the benefits and risks of genetically modified horticultural crops
15. Transgenic development for biotic and abiotic stress management in Horticultural crops
16. Transgenic research in spices
17. Genomics of Cucurbits


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About the Editor

Gyana Rout

Prof. Gyana Ranjan Rout (b. 30 December,1962), Ph.D, D.Sc (Utkal University), Professor & Head, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology & Coordinator P.G teaching programme in Agricultural Biotechnology, Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar, India. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Life Sciences, Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Unit, University of East London, United Kingdom, 1996. He got SERC fellowship and BOYSCAST fellowship in 1997 funded by Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India to work at Chiba University, Japan. He was selected to work at University of Leuven, Belgium under FAO/IAEA/BADA fellowship. He worked at Federal Centre for Ornamental and Plant Breeding, Ahrensburg, Germany in 2004 under the DBT Overseas fellowship funded by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. He has made significant contributions in the field of plant improvement & propagation of various plant species including horticultural crops and genetic diversity analysis. Prof. Rout is elected as a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc) in the field of Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology. He is awarded Samanta Chandra Shekhar award in 2005 honoured by Orissa Bigyan Academy, Govt. of Odisha for contributions to Life Sciences. He is also elected Fellow of National Academy of Agril. Sciences (NAAS) and Fellow of Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources (FISPGR). Prof. Rout has 27 years research and teaching experience in the field of Plant Biotechnology. He has published 200 research papers and 18 review articles published in National & International peer reviewed journals and 22 book chapters. He has been Principal Investigator of 10 major research projects funded by ICAR, DBT & NMPB. He is routinely reviewing papers for over 12 international journals and 4 National journals and also life members in number of learned society. He has guided 9 Ph.D students and 35 post graduate students in the field of plant sciences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Odisha, India

KV Peter

Prof. K.V.Peter (b. 17th May, 1948), Ph. D. in Plant Breeding & Genetics in G.B. Pant University, Pantnagar, Director, World Noni Research Foundation, Perungudi,Chennai, India. He worked as Post Doctoral Fellow in the Vegetable laboratory BARC-W, Beltsvillae MD, USA. Prof. Peter worked assiduously in various aspects of horticultural sciences for over 35 years. He worked as a Professor of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University (KAU), India; Director of Research, KAU; Director, Indian Institute of Spices Research, Calicut, India and Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University, He has made significant contributions in the field of Horticultural Sciences. He has identified source(s) of resistance to bacterial wilt in tomato, chilli and brinjal and these sources are used globally for resistance breeding programmes. He has handled externally funded projects from ICAR and DBT. He is member of editorial board of international journals of reputes. Prof. Peter is elected as a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India (FNASc), Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), Fellow of Indian Society of Vegetable Sciences, Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences and Fellow of Horticulture Society of India. He has published more than 150 research papers in National & International peer reviewed journals and many edited books. He is a recipient of number of National Awards from ICAR. He has guided number of students of for PG & Ph.D degree.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, World Noni Research Foundation, Perungudi, Chennai, India

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