Plant Biotechnology and Plant Genetic Resources for Sustainability and Productivity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127371450, 9780080551326

Plant Biotechnology and Plant Genetic Resources for Sustainability and Productivity

1st Edition

Authors: Kazuo Watanabe Eija Pehu
eBook ISBN: 9780080551326
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 6th May 1997
Page Count: 247
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Table of Contents

Plant Biotechnology and Plant Genetic Resources: A Global Perspective. Food Security, Environmental Issues and Human Health: A Potential with Biotechnology and Plant Genetic Resources with Economic, Social and Political Views. Biotechnology: New Techniques for Agriculture and the Environment. Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources. Intellectual Property Rights Associated with Plant Biotechnology and Plant Genetic Resources. Major Concerns on Plant Biotechnology Applications in Plants: Safety Issues and Bioethics. Frontier of Rice Breeding by Utilization of Genetic Resources and Biotechnology. Biotechnology and Genetic Resources on Grain Legumes: Lentil and Faba Beans. Contributions of Genetic Resources and Biotechnology to Sustainable Productivity Increases in Maize. Use of Biotechnology Tools in Potato Genetic Resources Management and Breeding. Potential of Plant Biotechnology Applications in Genetic Resources Management and Utilization of Andean Landrace Crop Genetic Resources. Tobacco Genetic Resources and Biotechnology. Flower Production in Japan and Agribio Business and Technology of Kirin: A Case in Private Sector Approach. The Application of Biotechnology to Date Palm Culture. Biotechnology and Genetic Resources Applied in Oil-Seed and Vegetable Brassica Improvement. Traditional Medicinal Plant Genetic Resources and Biotechnology Applications. Biotechnology of Industrially Important Tree Species in Developing Countries. Index.


Plant Biotechnology And Plant Genetic Resources, which boasts a truly international list of contributors with a variety of expertise, thoroughly explores all the major contemporary concerns. It discusses the strategies for the best use of modern biotechnology and precious plant genetic resources to alleviate components associated with global constraints in hunger, environment and health. This book is a valuable resource for scientists and policy makers as the world faces unprecedented challenges in the sustainability and productivity of the global food and fibre system.


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About the Authors

Kazuo Watanabe Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.

Eija Pehu Author

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Helsinki, Finland