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Agricultural biotechnology

  • Improvement of Crops in the Era of Climatic Changesby Parvaiz Ahmad; Mohd Rafiq Wani; Mohamed Mahgoub Azooz; Lam-Son Phan Tran

    Springer 2014; US$ 209.00

    Nearly 70% of people suffering from hunger live in rural areas, therefore the most relevant work in plant science is on increasing agricultural productivity. This is a key factor in reducing the number of those suffering from hunger. This challenge comes at a time when the plant sciences are witnessing remarkable progress in understanding fundamental... 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...

  • Genetically Modified Cropsby Keith T. Atherton

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 184.95

    Biotechnology has a significant impact on both medicine and agriculture. With the introduction of new products to the marketplace, the safety of those products is of paramount importance. New safety evaluation strategies are now employed to ensure that the consumer is adequately protected. This book describes those strategies and addresses some of... more...

  • Bioanalysis & Biosensors in Agriculture Scienceby P.B. Bansal

    GeneTech Books 2006; US$ 50.00

    Biotechnology offers efficient and cost-effective means to produce an array of novel, value-added products and tools. It has the potential to increase food production, reduce the dependency of agriculture on chemicals, lower the cost of raw materials, and reduce the negative environmental impacts associated with traditional production methods. With... more...

  • Biotechnology and Its Applications in Agricultural Scienceby P.B. Bansal

    GeneTech Books 2006; US$ 50.00

    The recent development in biotechnology have led to rapid progress in understanding the genetic basis of living organisms, and the ability to develop products and processes useful to human and animal health, food and agriculture, and industry. In agriculture, there is increasing use of biotechnology for genetic mapping and marker-assisted selection... more...

  • 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...

  • The Public, the Media and Agricultural Biotechnologyby D. Brossard; J. Shanahan; T.C. Nesbitt

    CABI 2007; US$ 150.00

    Reviews the literature on communication about biotechnology. With the use of case studies, this book looks at public opinion data, communication theory, and international examples; and provides a complementary overview of how the public sees this controversial topic. more...

  • Agricultural Biodiversity and Biotechnology in Economic Developmentby Joseph Cooper; Leslie Marie Lipper; David Zilberman

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 229.00

    Summarizes the state of knowledge in the economic literature of management of agricultural biotechnology and biodiversity in agricultural and economic development. This book identifies key issues confronting policy makers in managing biodiversity and biotechnology and provides an analysis of the linkage between the two. 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...

  • 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...