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Biotechnology : enhancing research on tropical crops in Africa

Author: G Thottappilly; Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (Ede, Netherlands); International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.
Publisher: Wageningen, Netherlands : Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ; Ibadan, Nigeria : International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, ©1992.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Thottappilly; Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (Ede, Netherlands); International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.
ISBN: 9781310901 9789781310904
OCLC Number: 27864748
Notes: Revised papers from a Workshop on "Biotechnology--Enhancing Research on Tropical Crops in Africa" held in Ibadan, Nigeria, Nov. 26-30, 1990.
Description: x, 364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Biosafety in agricultural technology / G.J Persley (8 p.). --
International agricultural research centres and the private sector / G.J Persley (8 p.). --
Scientific, social, and economic implications of biotechnology for developing countries / R Barker (6 p.). --
Biotechnological tools for improving the quality of seed legume crops / R Rao (6 p.). --
Insect-resistant plants with improved horticultural traits from interspecific potato hybrids grown in vitro / E.D Earle (4 p.). --
Improving insect resistance in cowpea through biotechnology : initiatives at Purdue University, USA / L.L Murdock (8 p.). --
Proteinase inhibitor gene transfer for improving insect resistance in plants / J Narvaez (6 p.). --
Broad spectrum virus resistance in Solanum brevidens and its introduction by protoplast fusion to cultivated potato / R.W Gibson (2 p.). The use of monoclonal antibodies and cDNA for detection of plant viruses / R.I Hamilton (6 p.). --
Cassava viruses and genetic engineering / C Fauquet (10 p.). --
Virus-engineered resistance : concept, efficacy, and stability / C Fauquet (14 p.). --
Equipping a laboratory for RFLP analysis / R.L Jarret (6 p.). --
Isozyme analysis and its application in plant breeding / R Asiedu (6 p.). --
The use of chloroplast DNA analysis in yam phylogeny reconstruction / R Terauchi (6 p.). --
RFLP marker-assisted breeding for maize virus resistance / R.C Pratt (8 p.). --
RFLP mapping in cowpea / N.D Young (10 p.). --
Assessing relationships between Musa species using chloroplast DNA RFLPs / N.J Gawel (6 p.). --
RFLP technology, crop improvement, and international agriculture / N.D Young (10 p.). Gene technology and yam improvement / G Kahl (4 p.). --
Plant viruses as gene vectors / P.G Markham (6 p.). --
Physical methods for gene transfer in plants / N.K Singh (8 p.). --
Agrobaterium tumefaciens-mediated gene transfer / E Filippone (6 p.). --
Genotype identification and gene isolation / R Rao (8 p.). --
Micropropagation techniques and the production of pathogen-free plants / Kimani Waithaka (6 p.). --
Tissue culture in disease elimination and micropropagation / S.Y.C Ng (12 p.). --
Another culture and its potential / E.E Ene-Obong (6 p.). --
Status of in vitro regeneration of tropical plantation crops / E.B Esan (8 p.). --
Status of plant regeneration of yam / C.E.A Okenzie (6 p.). --
Biotechnological approaches to plantain and banana improvement at IITA / D Vuylsteke (8 p.). Tissue culture of root and tuber crops at IITA / S.Y.C Ng (8 p.). --
Isolation of protoplasts and genetic manipulation / E Filippone (8 p.). --
Application of cell culture techniques to cereal improvement / A.M Casas (10 p.). --
Recent advances in cell and tissue culture / E Filippone (12 p.). --
Plant genetic resources and their conservation / P Perrino (6 p.). --
Cytogenetics of cowpea / F Saccardo (10 p.). --
Cytogenetics and crop improvement / K.V Bai (8 p.). --
Wide crosses of Vigna food legumes / N.Q Ng (6 p.). --
The use of simple biotechnological tools to facilitate plantain breeding / R Swennen (6 p.). --
Status of wide crosses in cassava and yam / R Asiedu (6 p.). --
The use of wild species in crop improvement / L.M Monti (8 p.). --
Biotechnology for kola improvement / A.C Adebona (4 p.). --
Constraints in the accessibility and use of germplasm collections / N.Q Ng (6 p.). --
The need for a biotechnological approach in plantation crop research / A.I Robertson (6 p.). --
Constraints in food and nutrition research / M Bokanga (6 p.). --
Analysis of the need for biotechnology research on cassava, yam, and plantain / R Asiedu (6 p.). --
Status of research on constraints to cowpea production / S.R Singh (6 p.). --
Beyond Mendel's garden : biotechnology in agriculture / G.J Persley (10 p.). --
The role of biotechnology in agricultural research / L.M Monti (10 p.).
Responsibility: edited by G. Thottappilly [and others].

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