Preface. Section I Introduction. Prof. Paolo Fasella (1930-1999). The European Plant Biotechnology Network and Phytosfere '99 (Owen P. E. Doyle). AMICA, supporting the development of plant biotechnology in Europe (Karin Metzlaff). Technology transfer support by the Plant Industrial Platform (Gert E. de Vries). Section II Opportunities And Challenges Of European Plant Biotechnology. Why do we need genetically modified plants? (Sylvia Burssens, Marc Van Montagu). Science and agriculture in the 21st century (Jeff Schell). Opportunities and challenges of EU plant biotechnology (Etienne Magnien).
The forgotten area of plant biotechnology (Steve Bowra et al.). Biotechnology, food, agriculture, public policy and consumer concerns (Beatrix Tappeser).
U.S. biotechnology regulatory system. An industry view (Terry L. Medley). Section III Control Of Genes. The cluster: "Control Of Genes" (Bernd Reiss). The molecular genetics of homologous recombination in plants (Tesfaye Mengiste, Jerzy Paszkowski). Developments in plastid transformation (Phil J. Dix). Post-transcriptional gene silencing in plants: Pain or delight in transgene research? (Michael Metzlaff). Comments from the session rapporteur (Karin Hollricher). Section IV Mapping Gene Location. The cluster: "Gene Location Mapping Cluster" (Michel Delseny). Function maps of potato (Christiane Gebhardt et al.). Novel traits for cereal biotechnology - Positional cloning revisited (Donal M. O' Sullivan, Keith J. Edwards). Insertional mutagenesis of the Arabidopsis genome (Elly Speulman, Andy Pereira). Comments from the session rapporteur (Helen Gavaghan). Section V Controlling Development and Architecture. The cluster: "Controlling Developmental Processes And Architecture" (Chris Bowler). The European Plant Embryogenesis Network (EPEN) (Sacco de Vries). Molecular analysis of flowering time and vernalization response in