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Agricultural biotechnology

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  • 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...

  • Biosystems Engineeringby Ahindra Nag

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 167.00 US$ 146.13

    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 experts... more...

  • Rice Biotechnologyby Novartis Foundation

    Wiley 2008; US$ 226.00 US$ 195.87

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 193.00 US$ 167.27

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

    CRC Press 2009; US$ 172.95

    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...

  • OECD Regional Outlook 2011by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    OECD Publishing 2011; US$ 84.00

    The OECD Regional Outlook 2011 provides an overview of the main developments in performance among OECD regions and the challenges for regional policy after the crisis. The first two chapters present fresh analysis of regional growth and labour-market trends, exploring their implications for policy. This is followed by three chapters offering focused... more...

  • Molecular Marker Applications for Improving Sugar Content in Sugarcaneby SWAPNA M; Sangeeta Srivastava

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 49.95

    Sugarcane, an important source of sugar, plays a substantial role in world economy. As a C4 plant this has very efficient system for carbohydrate metabolism through photosynthesis. Crop improvement efforts have concentrated mainly on improving quality traits, mainly sugar content. This being a complex trait, involves a large number of target genes... more...