Genetic Engineering, Plants
Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.
Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals
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Edwards, J. W., Kishore, G. M. and Stark, D. M. 2003. Genetic Engineering, Plants. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Several discoveries in the 1980s and 1990s permitted the transition of plant molecular biology from a fledgling science to commercial reality. These discoveries ranged from the identification of biologically important genes to the development of methods to introduce new genes into plants and regulate gene expression. The former process is commonly referred to as transformation. Nearly five dozen plant species have been transformed, and more than 500 field tests have been conducted.
- plant molecular biology;
- plant genetic engineering;
- glyphosate tolerance;
- starch biosynthesis;