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Title Molecular improvement of cereal crops / edited by Indra K. Vasil
Published Dordrecht ; Boston ; London : Kluwer Academic Publishers, [1999]


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 MELB  633.104233 Vas/Mio  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 402 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Series Advances in cellular and molecular biology of plants ; v. 5
Advances in cellular and molecular biology of plants ; v. 5
Contents 1. Molecular Improvement of Cereal Crops - An Introduction / I. K. Vasil -- 2. Methods of Genetic Transformation: Electroporation and Polyethylene Glycol Treatment / R. Shillito -- 3. Methods of Genetic Transformation: The Gene Gun / T. M. Klein and T. Jones -- 4. Methods of Genetic Transformation: Agrobacterium tumefaciens / T. Komari and T. Kubo -- 5. Expression and Regulation of Transgenes for Selection of Transformants and Modification of Traits in Cereals / M. Baga, R. N. Chibbar and K. K. Kartha -- 6. Transgenic Cereals: Triticum aestivum (wheat) / I. K. Vasil and V. Vasil -- 7. Transgenic Cereals: Oryza sativa (rice) / S. K. Datta -- 8. Transgenic Cereals - Zea mays (maize) / W. J. Gordon-Kamm, C. L. Baszczynski and W. B. Bruce [et al.] -- 9. Transgenic Cereals - Hordeum vulgare (barley) / P. G. Lemaux, M.-J. Cho and S. Zhang [et al.] -- 10. Transgenic Cereals - Avena sativa (oat) / D. A. Somers
11. Transgenic Cereals: Secale cereale and Sorghum bicolor (rye and sorghum) / A. M. Castillo and A. M. Casas -- 12. Transgenic Cereals: Triticale and Tritordeum / P. Barcelo, S. Rasco-Gaunt and D. Becker [et al.] -- 13. The Grasses as a Single Genetic System / J. L. Bennetzen
Summary Complementing and supplementing the breeding of major food crops, such as the cereals which together account for 66% of the world food supply, with molecular breeding and genetic manipulation may well provide a grace period of about 50 years in which to control population growth and achieve sustainable development. In this volume leading world experts on cereal biotechnology describe the production and commercialization of the first generation of transgenic cereals designed to substantially reduce or prevent the enormous losses to cereal productivity caused by competition with weeds, and by various pests and pathogens, which is an important first step in that direction
Analysis transgenic cereals genetic transformation
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Crop improvement.
Grain -- Genetic engineering.
Grain -- Molecular genetics.
Transgenic plants.
Author Vasil, I. K.
LC no. 98031666
ISBN 0792354710 (acid-free paper)