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Title Molecular genetic approaches to maize improvement / Alan L. Kriz, Brian A. Larkins, editors
Published Berlin : Springer, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 369 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Biotechnology in agriculture and forestry, 0934-943X ; v. 63
Biotechnology in agriculture and forestry ; 63.
Contents Biotechnology and maize improvement -- an overview -- Maize tissue culture, transformation and regeneration -- Insect resistance -- Reduced phytic acid -- Stress tolerance -- Nitrogen use efficiency -- Protein nutritional quality and digestibility -- Over-expression of novel proteins -- Global regulations of transgenic crops -- Doubled haploids -- Transposon tagging and reverse genetics -- EMS mutagenesis and TILLING -- Association mapping -- Genetic resources -- Structure -- Molecular markers -- Chromosome analysis -- Expression profiling -- Storage proteins -- Starch -- Lipids -- Chloroplasts -- Biomass and energy
Summary During the past decade, there has been tremendous progress in maize biotechnology. This volume provides an overview of our current knowledge of maize molecular genetics, how it is being used to improve the crop, and future possibilities for crop enhancement. Several chapters deal with genetically engineered traits that are currently, or soon will be, in commercial production. Technical approaches for introducing novel genes into the maize genome, the regeneration of plants from transformed cells, and the creation of transgenic lines for field production are covered. Further, the authors describe how molecular genetic techniques are being used to identify genes and characterize their function, and how these procedures are utilized to develop elite maize germplasm. Moreover, molecular biology and physiological studies of corn as a basis for the improvement of its nutritional and food-making properties are included. Finally, the growing use of corn as biomass for energy production is discussed
Analysis landbouw
agriculture
plantenveredeling
plant breeding
biotechnologie
biotechnology
genetische modificatie
genetic engineering
celkweek
cell culture
voedselwetenschappen
food sciences
levenswetenschappen
life sciences
genexpressieanalyse
genomics
plantengenetica
plant genetics
Biology (General)
Biologie (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Corn -- Molecular genetics.
Corn -- Biotechnology.
Crop improvement.
Bioengineering.
Biotechnology.
Crop zones.
Zea mays -- genetics
Molecular Biology
Biotechnology
Crops, Agricultural
bioengineering.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- Crop Science.
Corn -- Biotechnology.
Crop improvement.
Corn -- Molecular genetics.
Sciences de la vie.
Biomédecine.
Corn -- Biotechnology.
Corn -- Molecular genetics.
Crop improvement.
Gentechnologie
Maiszüchtung
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Kriz, Alan Lawrence, 1956- editor.
Larkins, B. A. (Brian A.), editor.
ISBN 9783540689225
3540689222
3540689192
9783540689195
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9781281876218
9786611876210
6611876219