Transgenic Plants and Beyond

Transgenic Plants and Beyond

1st Edition - February 14, 2018

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  • Editor: Marcel Kuntz
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128112342
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128094471

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Transgenic Plants, Volume 86, the latest release in the series Advances in Botanical Research, brings together information needed by many teachers, researchers and managers who have to consider biotechnology from a scientific or legal point-of-view. It presents authors who bring their long personal experience on a given subject. Although the subjects are technical in nature, the take-home message of each chapter is understandable by non-specialists.

Key Features

  • Encompasses various aspects of the GMO debate (its historical background, current status, recent research outcomes, potential future developments)
  • Written by highly competent authors from all continents
  • Based on facts and written in a dispassionate and non-polemical tone


High School teachers; University lecturers and professors; researchers (primarily in plant field); governmental (or supra governmental like European Commission) or International organization (like FAO, etc.) officers involved in food or environmental safety or in biotechnology regulation; science journalists; farmer organizations (like NFU in the UK)

Table of Contents

  • 1. Plant Domestication, the Brave Old World of Genetic Modification
    Henry I. Miller and Piero A. Morandini
    2. How Agrobacterium, a Natural Genetic Engineer, Became a Tool for Modern Agriculture
    Leon Otten
    3. Legal, Regulatory and Labelling Status of Biotech Crops
    Arujanan Mahaletchumy and Paul P.S. Teng
    4. Regulating Safety of Novel Food and Genetically Modified Crops
    Andrew Bartholomaeus
    5. Assessing the Environmental Safety of Transgenic Plants: Honey Bees as a Case Study
    Ricroch Agnes, Akkoyunlu Serife, Martin-Laffon Jacqueline and Kuntz Marcel
    6. Genetic Engineering of Crop Plants: Colombia as a Case Study
    Julian Mora-Oberlaender, Adriana C. Hernandez, Silvio A. López-Pazos and Alejandro Chaparro-Giraldo
    7. Recombinant Therapeutic Molecules Produced in Plants
    Qiang Chen
    8. Genome Editing in Agricultural Biotechnology
    Maxence Pfeiffer, Francis Quétier and Agnes Ricroch
    9. Epigenetics, Epigenomics and Crop Improvement
    Aliki Kapazoglou, Ioannis Ganopoulos, Eleni Tani and Athanasios Tsaftaris
    10. Biotechnologies: The Ideal Victim?
    Nayla Farouki

Product details

  • No. of pages: 382
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: February 14, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128112342
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128094471

About the Serial Volume Editor

Marcel Kuntz

Marcel Kuntz is a Director of research at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and also teaching at Université Grenoble-Alpes (France). His research as a plant biologist are conducted in the Laboratory of Plant Cellular Physiology, a joint laboratory of CNRS, University Grenoble-Alpes, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) and Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA). He is studying the function of genes coding for chloroplast proteins and involved in resistance to stress.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Universite Grenoble-Alpes, France

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