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Agricultural biotechnology

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  • Assessment of Improved Crop Production Technologiesby Ajoy Gangopadhyay

    GeneTech Books 2007; US$ 50.00

    Low agricultural productivity in developing countries is a common feature. One of the reason is non-adoption of improved and recommended technologies. Crop production technologies are there but their adoption is low. Increase in the productivity has always remained a concern of scientists. Many technologies have developed by the researchers to improve... more...

  • Biotechnology for Agricultural Breedingby S.K. Mangal

    GeneTech Books 2007; US$ 50.00

    Agricultural biotechnology is an advanced technology that allows plant breeders to make precise genetic changes to impart beneficial traits to the crop plants we rely on for food and fibre. Depending on which genes are transferred, agricultural biotechnology can protect crops from diseases, increase their yield, improve their nutritional content, or... more...

  • The Gene Revolutionby Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 61.95

    Whether or not to embrace GM technologies is a fundamental and politically charged question facing humanity in the 21st century, particularly in light of rapidly growing populations and the unknown future impacts of climate change. The Gene Revolution is the first book to bridge the gap between the ?naysayers? and ?cheerleaders? and look at the issues... more...

  • Liquid Culture Systems for in vitro Plant Propagationby Anne Kathrine Hvoslef-Eide; Walter Preil

    Springer 2005; US$ 479.00

    High-efficiency micropropagation, with relatively low labour costs, has been demonstrated in this unique book detailing liquid media systems for plant tissue culture. World authorities (e.g. von Arnold, Curtis, Takayama, Ziv) contribute seminal papers together with papers from researchers across Europe that are members of the EU COST Action 843 "Advanced... more...

  • Plant Genetic Engineeringby A.D. Arencibia

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 235.00

    Plant biotechnology offers important opportunities for agriculture, horticulture, and the pharmaceutical and food industry by generating transgenic varieties with altered properties. This is likely to change farming practice and reduce the potential negative impact of plant production on the environment. This volume shows the worldwide advances and... more...

  • Anthocyaninsby Kevin Gould; Kevin Davies; Chris Winefield

    Springer 2008; US$ 199.00

    There has been an unprecedented expansion of knowledge about anthocyanins pigments. This book covers various aspects of the biosynthesis and function of anthocyanins (and related compounds such as proanthocyanidins) in plants, and their applications in agriculture, food products, and human health. more...

  • Molecular Ecology of Rhizosphere Microorganismsby Fergal O'Gara; David N. Dowling; Bert Boesten

    Wiley 2008; US$ 130.00

    This book helps evaluate the state of the art of rhizosphere microbial ecology and biotechnology. Experts in the field review methods and strategies applied to the detection, identification and monitoring of microorganisms in the rhizosphere. Major topics treated include: - construction of genetically marked rhizosphere bacteria - detection of marked... more...

  • FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on the Application of Nanotechnologies in the Food and Agriculture Sectorsby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2010; US$ 30.00

    The advent of nanotechnology has unleashed enormous prospects for the development of new products and applications for a wide range of industrial and consumer sectors. The new technological developments have already opened up a multibillion dollar industry in recent years, the global market impact of which is expected to reach US$1 trillion by 2015,... more...

  • The Gene Revolution and Global Food Securityby Professor Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka; Dr Padmashree Gehl Sampath

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 115.00

    Using the concept of innovation capacity, this book, using recent field data from countries in Asia and Africa, competently demonstrates how biotechnology can contribute to sustainable economic development. The approach articulates the imperative for developing countries to build up specific capabilities backed up by policies and institutions. more...

  • Gene Warsby Kristin Dawkins

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 6.95

    Despite technological advances, an alarming number of people in the world go hungry. Even more chilling is the fact that in the future that number will likely increase. In this book, Kristin Dawkins discusses the international policies that are shaping this future, including those that govern the genetic engineering of plants. Dawkins shows how a diversified... more...