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Plants, biotechnology and agriculture

Author: Denis J Murphy
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI, ©2011.
Series: Modular texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At a time when the world's food supplies are increasingly unable to meet the needs of a burgeoning population, there is significant diversity of opinion concerning the benefits and perceived dangers of the application of biotechnology to food production. This book provides the reader with a guide to plants as both organisms and resources.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Denis J Murphy
ISBN: 9781845936884 1845936884 9781845938710 1845938712 9781845939137 1845939131
OCLC Number: 679937015
Description: ix, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Plants and their genomes --
Plants and their exploitation by people --
Photosynthesis and the evolution of plants --
Plant molecular genetics and genomics --
How plants function --
Plant metabolism --
Plant organization and development --
Plant responses to the environment --
How plants are manipulated --
Domestication and the empirical exploitation of plants --
The scientific manipulation of plants --
Crop improvement in the 20th century --
Plants, society and the future --
Plant biotechnologies in the 21st century --
Social context of plant biotechnologies --
Future challenges for plant biotechnology.
Series Title: Modular texts.
Responsibility: Denis Murphy.
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Plants, Biotechnology & Agriculture provides the reader with a comprehensive yet concise overview of plants as both biological organisms and useful resources for people to exploit.  Read more...

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