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Plant biotechnology : experience and future prospects

Author: A Ricroch; Surinder Chopra; Shelby J Fleischer
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the year 2050, there will be more than 9 billion people in the world; nearly 3 billion more than today.The world's population will increase by over 700 million in the next 10 years - much of it in regions which are currently in a food deficit.How can governments ensure a secure and stable food supply for their citizens?Can current agricultural production practices and technologies provide for an expanding  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Ricroch; Surinder Chopra; Shelby J Fleischer
ISBN: 9783319068916 3319068911
OCLC Number: 876685094
Description: xiii, 291 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1: Introduction --
2: The Evolution of Agriculture and Tools for Plant Innovations --
3: Techniques of Plant Breeding: Field Crops --
4: Genomic Methods for Improving Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crops --
5: Transgenic Crops and Food Security --
6: Intellectual Property Protection of Plant Innovation --
7: Prospects for Agricultural Biotechnology to 2030 --
8: Genetically Engineered Crops and Rural Society --
9: Is It Possible to Overcome the GMO Controversy? Some Elements for a Philosophical Perspective --
10: Sustainable Management of Insect-Resistant Crops --
11: Effects of GM Crops on Non-Target Organisms --
12: Herbicide-Resistant Crop Biotechnology: Potential and Pitfalls --
13: Virus-Resistant Crops and Trees --
14: Role of Biotechnology to Produce Plants Resistant to Fungal Pathogens --
15: Root Traits for Improving Nitrogen Acquisition Efficiency --
16: Biotech Approaches for Crop Improvement in The Semi-Arid Tropics --
17: Sustainable Soil Health --
18: Approaches for Vegetable and Fruit Quality Trait Improvement --
19: Bio fortification. Vitamin A Deficiency and the Case for Golden Rice --
20: Production of Medicines from Engineered Proteins in Plants: Proteins for a New Century.
Responsibility: Agnes Ricroch, Surinder Chopra, Shelby J. Fleischer, editors.

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Written in easy to follow language, the book presents cutting-edge agriculturally relevant plant biotechnologies and applications in a manner that is accessible to all.  Read more...

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