Plant Biotechnology: Current and Future Applications of Genetically Modified Crops

Plant Biotechnology: Current and Future Applications of Genetically Modified Crops

Editor(s): Nigel G. Halford

Published Online: 20 JUN 2006

Print ISBN: 9780470021811

Online ISBN: 9780470021835

DOI: 10.1002/0470021837

About this Book

Plant Biotechnology: Current and Future Uses of Genetically Modified Crops covers in detail the development, use and regulation of GM crops. Split into three sections, Part 1 introduces GM crops and describes the GM crops that are used commercially. Part 2 looks at new developments and methodologies in areas including potential applications of GM crops for the production of vaccines, enhanced nutritional value of GM food, and engineering resistance to fungal pathogens. Part 3 concludes by considering the key issues of safety and legislation, including allergenicity, environmental impacts, risk assessment and labelling.

Key features:

  • Covers the topic in depth and addresses key subject areas
  • Takes a broad view of the current situation in different countries
  • Examines the commercial application of plant biotechnology in the USA and China
  • Covers two major areas of public concern: allergenicity and gene flow
  • Covers new developments in plant research, safety and legislation aspects

This book is essential reading for postgraduates and researchers in plant biotechnology and related sciences in Departments of Plant Science, Biotechnology, Bioscience, Environmental Science, Food Biosciences and Chemistry. It is also of interest for professionals working in the plant biotechnology industry or government professionals working in environmental policy.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Current Situation

  2. Part II: New Developments

    1. Chapter 6

      The Production of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Transgenic Plants (pages 118–132)

      Louise V. Michaelson, Frédéric Beaudoin,, Olga Sayanova and Johnathan A. Napier

    2. Chapter 9

      Production of Vaccines in GM Plants (pages 164–192)

      Liz Nicholson, M. Carmen Cañizares and George P. Lomonossoff

    3. Chapter 10

      Prospects for Using Genetic Modification to Engineer Drought Tolerance in Crops (pages 193–205)

      S. G. Mundree, R. Iyer, B. Baker, N. Conrad, E. J. Davis, K. Govender, A. T. Maredza and J. A. Thomson

  3. Part III: Safety and Regulation

    1. Chapter 13

      Plant Food Allergens (pages 241–264)

      E. N. Clare Mills, John A. Jenkins and Peter R. Shewry

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