Transgenic Plants and Beyond - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128094471, 9780128112342

Transgenic Plants and Beyond, Volume 86

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Marcel Kuntz
eBook ISBN: 9780128112342
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128094471
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 16th February 2018
Page Count: 382
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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
      Léon 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 Agnès, Akkoyunlu Serife, Martin-Laffon Jacqueline and Kuntz Marcel
    6. Genetic Engineering of Crop Plants: Colombia as a Case Study
      Julián Mora-Oberlaender, Adriana C. Hernández, 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 Agnès Ricroch
    9. Epigenetics, Epigenomics and Crop Improvement
      Aliki Kapazoglou, Ioannis Ganopoulos, Eleni Tani and Athanasios Tsaftaris
    10. Biotechnologies: The Ideal Victim?
      Nayla Farouki


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)


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Marcel Kuntz Serial Volume Editor

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