Molecular Genetic Modification of Eucaryotes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126011500, 9781483272351

Molecular Genetic Modification of Eucaryotes

1st Edition

Editors: Irwin Rubenstein Ronald L. Phillips Charles E. Green
eBook ISBN: 9781483272351
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 186
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Description

Molecular Genetic Modification of Eucaryotes reviews the current state of knowledge and techniques potentially useful for the molecular genetic modification of eucaryotes. The book interfaces molecular genetics, plant cell and tissue culture, and plant improvement. Topics include cell and tissue culture, protoplasts, somatic cell fusion, cellular mutagenesis, regeneration of new plant types, and the applicability of these techniques to plant improvements. Viruses and viral integration; integration and expression of foreign genetic material in human cells, Drosophila, plant cells, and legumes; biophysical studies of DNA uptake by plants; and genetic engineering for plant protection against diseases are also discussed in detail. The book will be of interest to geneticists, cell biologists, plant breeders, plant physiologists, plant pathologists, and biochemists.

Table of Contents


Contents

Contributors

Preface

Section I. Cellular Aspects

Protoplasts and Somatic Cell Hybridization in Plants

Opportunities and Obstacles in the Culture of Cereal Protoplasts and Calluses

Novel Cellular Associations Formed In Vitro

Isolation of Biochemical Mutants of Cultured Plant Cells

The Applicability of Plant Cells and Tissue Culture Techniques to Plant Improvement

Section II. Genetic Aspects

Transducing Viruses and Viral Integration: Techniques for Genetic Modification

Interactions of Bacterial Viruses and Bacterial Genes with Animal Systems

Appendix A: Phage Gene Directed Enzyme Activity in Genetically Defective Human Cells

Appendix B: Phage-Mediated Transgenosis in Human Galactosemic Fibroblasts

Gene Transfer in Drosophila melanogaster

Phage-Mediated Transgenosis in Plant Cells

Physical and Biological Studies of DNA Uptake by Plants

Molecular Genetic Modification of Legumes

Index

Details

No. of pages:
186
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1977
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483272351

About the Editor

Irwin Rubenstein

Ronald L. Phillips

Charles E. Green