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  • Omics Technologies and Crop Improvementby Noureddine Benkeblia

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 149.95

    Increased world population, decreased water supply, and climate change all put stresses on the global food supply. An exploration of the challenges and possible solutions to improve yields of the main crops, such as cereals, roots, tubers, and grasses, Omics Technologies and Crop Improvement reviews data on food sciences and omics. The book covers... more...

  • Barley for Food and Healthby Rosemary K. Newman; C. Walter Newman

    Wiley 2008; US$ 120.00

    With coverage of chemistry, genetics, and molecular breeding, this book provides comprehensive and current information on barley types, composition, characteristics, processing techniques, and products. Its emphasis on the nutritional and health benefits of barley is especially timely with the FDA s 2005 confirmation of barley s cholesterol-lowering... more...

  • Regulating Next Generation Agri-Food Biotechnologiesby Michael Howlett; David Laycock

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 143.00

    Agri-food bio-technology policy and regulation is transitioning from an early period focused on genetic engineering technologies to ?next-generation? rules and regulatory processes linked to challenges originating in a wide variety of new technological processes and applications. Can lessons learned from past and current regulatory oversights of agricultural... more...

  • Forest Tree Breeding in Europeby Luc E P‚ques

    Springer 2013; US$ 209.00

    Forest tree breeding has been ongoing for more than 70 years across Europe. It has successfully generated improved varieties for the major economical forest tree species. They are part of the present European forestry landscape and largely contribute to intensive wood production and other forest activities. In this book, we describe the state-of-art... more...

  • Enzymes for Carbohydrate Engineeringby K.-H. Park; J.F. Robyt; Y-D. Choi

    Elsevier Science 1996; US$ 165.00

    This book describes the recent developments in enzymology in carbohydrate engineering based on modern sciences and technology, collected from recent symposia on agricultural biotechnology. It builds a bridge between basic knowledge and biotechnology in the field of carbohydrate chemistry and enzymology. The fundamental research and application of carbohydrate... 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...

  • Biotechnology and Safety Assessmentby John A. Thomas; Roy L. Fuchs

    Elsevier Science 2002; US$ 170.00

    A comprehensive treatise on new developments in biotechnology, the authors of Biotechnology and Safety Assessment, 3e , bring readers an up-to-date review of food safety issues, pre-clinical safety and development of new foods and drugs, plant biotechnology, food allergies and safety assessment, and consumer benefits with regard to genetically modified... 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...

  • 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...