Applications of Plant Biotechnology

Applications of Plant Biotechnology
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Applications of Plant Biotechnology

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Applications of Plant Biotechnology by Ashwani Kumar & Sudhir Sopory
Book Summary:

This book provides a general introduction of plant tissue culture followed by specific applications of biotechnology in regeneration of rice (Oryza sativa), Maize, Eucalyptus, hot pepper, guava (Psidium guajava L.) stone fruit (Pinus pinea) and compares the features of in vitro grown plants to in vivo plants, Transgenic plants production and application, generating marker-free transgenic plants, genetic engineering and metabolic engineering of plants, molecular farming, abiotic stress tolerance, transgenic in floriculture and ornamental plants, celery, Secondary metabolite production with special reference to sennoside, genetic transformation of potato and biosafety concerns, bioinformatics and its application to crop improvement, Intellectual property rights, biotechnological aspects of secondary metabolite production, application of biotechnology in pharmaceutical sciences and production of recombinant proteins, cyclotides, Hypericum perforatum and Gentiana punctata provide a selected survey of key advances in the fascinating field of plant cell and tissue culture as a tool in biotechnology.


Audience of the Book :
The book will prove useful to both students and researchers of biotechnology, agriculture, horticulture, forestry as well as for the industry.
 
Key Features:

The main features of the book are as follows:

1.The subject matter is divided into three sections – section I deals with in vitro plant regeneration, section II deals with transgenic plants and their applications, and section III deals with secondary metabolites and medical plants. 

2.Articles are written by 78 leading scientists engaged in the field of plant cell and culture, and biotechnology.

3.Provides a selected survey of key advances in the field of plant cell and tissue culture as a tool in biotechnology.


Table of Contents:

1. Tissue Culture: Historical Perspectives and Applications 

2. High Frequency Plant Regeneration via Multiple Shoot Induction from Shoot Apex in Indica Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Varieties

3. Somatic and Gametic Embryogenesis in Maize: Cell Biology and Applications

4. Somatic Embryogenesis in Eucalyptus—An Update to 2009

5. Increased Embryo Production by Manipulation of Pretreatment Materials and Media in Isolated Microspore Culture of Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)

6. Biotechnological Advancement in Getting In Vitro Regeneration and Mass Multiplication in Guava (Psidium guajava L.): A Success Story in Fruit Trees

7. In Vitro Propagation of Stone Pine (Pinus pinea L.) Molecular and Physiological Bases

8. Morphological, Anatomical and Physiological Characteristics of in vitro Grown Plants in Comparison to ex vitro Grown Plants Section II: Transgenic Plants and their Applications

9. Production of Transgenic Plants and Their Application in Biotechnology

10. Practical Application of Genetic Transformation

11. Generating Marker-free Transgenic Plants

12. Role of recARad51 Gene Family in Homologous Recombination, Repair and Genetic Engineering of Transgenic Plants

13. Metabolic Engineering in Plants

14. Molecular Farming for Production of Biologically Important Molecules in Plants

15. Improving Crop Tolerance to Abiotic Stresses by Plant Biotechnology

16. Transgenic Floricultural and Ornamental Plants

17. Flux in Morphology and GUS Expression in Somatic Embryogenic-Derived Populations of Transgenic Celery

18. The Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.): An Overview of Genetic Transformation and Related Biosafety Issues

19. Clean DNA Transformation of Rice Using Minimal Gene-Expression-Cassettes to Minimize Biosafety Concerns

20. Bioinformatics Application to Crop Improvement

21. Intellectual Property Rights, Biopiracy & Patent Revocation Section III: Secondary Metabolites and medicinal plants

22. Biotechnological Aspects of Secondary Metabolite Production

23. Applications of Plant Biotechnology in Pharmaceutical Sciences: A Critical Review

24. Production of Recombinant Proteins in Plants for Pharmaceutical Use

25. Intraspecific Variation of Plant Secondary Metabolites

26. Optimisation Steps Towards Bioprocess Development for the Production of Cyclotides

27. Genetic (In)stability in Hypericum perforatum L.: Physiological and Induced Sources of Genetic Variation

28. Biotechnology of Endangered Medicinal Plants: Spotted Gentian, Gentiana punctata L.

29. Direct Shoot Regeneration of Cassia senna for Sustainable Production of Anthraquinone Glycoside-Sennoside