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Transgenic Plants and Beyond, Vol 86. Advances in Botanical Research

  • ID: 4398526
  • Book
  • February 2018
  • 382 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

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.

  • 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

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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
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