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Agricultural biotechnology

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  • Assessing the Impacts of Agricultural Biotechnologiesby Brent Herbert-Copley

    International Development Research Centre 1995; US$ 25.00

    Proceedings of a workshop held in Ottawa, Canada, 16-17 May 1995. more...

  • Genetically Modified Plantsby Roger Hull; G. T. Tzotzos; Graham Head

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 75.95

    A transgenic organism is a plant, animal, bacterium, or other living organism that has had a foreign gene added to it by means of genetic engineering. Transgenic plants can arise by natural movement of genes between species, by cross-pollination based hybridization between different plant species (which is a common event in flowering plant evolution),... more...

  • Introgression from Genetically Modified Plants into Wild Relativesby H.C.M. den Nijs

    CABI 2004; US$ 155.00

    Contributes to the GM debate by examining the unintentional spread of new genes from cultivated plants to their wild relatives, and the subsequent impacts on the ecology of wild plants and their associated flora and fauna. more...

  • Agricultural Biotechnologyby G.J. Persley; L. MacIntyre

    CABI 2002; US$ 112.00

    Presents further material generated by the World Bank/ISNAR/Australian government biotechnology study. The volume covers the present status and future prospects for the application of biotechnology to solve agricultural and environmental problems in 12 countries. more...

  • Rice Biotechnologyby Novartis Foundation

    Wiley 2008; US$ 212.00

    Rice is the most important food crop for half the world's population. Over the last three decades, the imporvement in human nutrition and health in Asia has largely been attributable to a relatively stable and affordable rice supply. The challenge to produce enough rice for the future, however, remains daunting, as the current rate of population growth... more...

  • Biosystems Engineeringby Ahindra Nag

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 155.00

    Maximize productivity while minimizing environmental impact Develop sustainable products, energy sources, and processes using the concepts and methods contained in this interdisciplinary resource. Biosystems Engineering discusses how to effectively merge solid design techniques with biology and the applied sciences.  Featuring chapters by... more...

  • Biotechnology in Animal Feeds and Animal Feedingby R. John Wallace; Andrew Chesson

    Wiley 2008; US$ 193.00

    With the dramatically rising sophistication of biological methods and products and the increasing use of recombinant DNA technology, now is an apt time to review the status of biotechnology in animal feeding. This book gives succinct yet comprehensive coverage of products of biotechnology and allied sciences used in animal feed and feeding industries.... more...

  • Genetic Modification of Plantsby Frank Kempken; Christian Jung

    Springer 2009; US$ 519.00

    Conceived with the aim of sorting fact from fiction over genetically modified (GM) crops, this book brings together the knowledge of 30 specialists in the field of transgenic plants. It covers the generation and detection of these plants as well as the genetic traits conferred on transgenic plants. In addition, the book looks at a wide variety of crops,... more...

  • Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement:by Ram J. Singh

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 164.95

    In recent decades, livestock producers have moved away from open grazing for a number of reasons, none having to do with the health of consumers. Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement: Forage Crops demonstrates how state-of-the-art technology can encourage the raising of livestock in open pastures where they can be fed... more...

  • Uncertain Perilby Claire Hope Cummings

    Beacon Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    Life on earth is facing unprecedented challenges from global warming, war, and mass extinctions. The plight of seeds is a less visible but no less fundamental threat to our survival. Seeds are at the heart of the planet's life-support systems. Their power to regenerate and adapt are essential to maintaining our food supply and our ability to cope... more...