Transgenic Technology Based Value Addition in Plant Biotechnology discusses the principles, methodology and applications of transgenic technologies. With step-by-step methods on genome editing techniques and a range of potential applications, from improving crop yield to increasing therapeutic efficacy, this book is a one-stop reference for plant gene editing technologies. It will be of particular interest to researchers interested in plant biotechnology and plant genetics, as well as agricultural scientists and those concerned with medicinal plants.
- Includes step-by-step methods to assist students and researchers with genome editing and bioinformatics tools
- Highlights a number of applications of plant biotechnology, including how to achieve desired traits, such as improved crop yield
- Discusses principles, methodology and applications of transgenic technologies
1. Tools of transgenic Technologies 2. Genome editing technologies and their potential in plant genomics/ Bioinformatics tools for analysis of structure and function of plant genome 3. Structural and functional characterization of proteins using in silico tools. 4. Bioprospection and mining of novel genes to improve agronomic traits of crops 5. Transgenic Technology to improve the therapeutic efficacy of medicinal plants 6. Improving Yield and nutritional quality of crops with transgenic technology 7. Transgenic approaches for improved shelf life and nutritional quality of fruits and vegetables 8. Transgenic strategies for improved quality of flowers 9. IPR and ethical issues of transgenic plants 10. Transgenic approach to improve crop yields on marginal land 11. Transgenic plants for environmental cleaning
Dr. Usha Kiran is working with Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi. She is investigating the use of bioinformatic tools to study signalling modulators that are being used by plant cells to evoke protective cellular response, especially proline biosynthesis and degradation during stress conditions. She has published one book (Plant Biotechnology: Principles and Application) in the capacity of co-editor.
Abdin, Malik Zainul
Dr. Malik Zainul Abdin is currently working as Head of the Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi. He has published four books in the capacity of editor/co-author and has been working for last 20 years in the field of plant biotechnology. His area of focus is metabolic engineering of medicinal and crop plants for better yield, quality and tolerance to abiotic/biotic stresses. He is also working on modulation of secondary plant metabolites synthesis employing RNAi technology and the development of DNA fingerprints for authentication of herbal/unani drugs.
Dr. Kamaluddin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding at Banda University of Agriculture and Plant Technology. He is an author of 36 research articles, 3 review articles, 10 Book chapters and 2 Practical manuals. He also served as editor of the 2017 book "Plant Biotechnology: Principles and Applications".