Transgenic Crops of the World

Essential Protocols

  • Ian S. Curtis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Cereals and Grasses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Ashikari, M. Matsuoka, S. K. Datta
      Pages 3-18
    3. C. A. Sparks, H. D. Jones
      Pages 19-34
    4. K. Wang, B. Frame
      Pages 45-62
    5. S. B. Williams, S. J. Gray, H. K. C. Laidlaw, I. D. Godwin
      Pages 89-102
    6. S. J. Snyman
      Pages 103-114
    7. G. Spangenberg, Z. Y. Wang
      Pages 115-128
  3. Woody Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. D. K. Becker, J. L. Dale
      Pages 131-143
    3. L. Peña, M. Cervera, C. Fagoaga, R. Pérez, J. Romero, J. Juárez et al.
      Pages 145-156
    4. T. Leroy, M. Dufour
      Pages 159-169
    5. A. Bhattacharya, T. K. Mondal, I. Sandal, O. Prakash, S. Kumar, P. S. Ahuja
      Pages 171-183
    6. M. R. Davey, S. Sripaoraya, P. Anthony, J. B. Power
      Pages 187-197
    7. S. M. W. Bulley, D. J. James
      Pages 199-214
    8. A. Perl, V. Colova-Tsolova, Y. Eshdat
      Pages 229-242
  4. Root Crops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. S.-J. Zheng, B. Henken, F. A. Krens, C. Kik
      Pages 281-290
    3. M. Hardegger, R. Shakya
      Pages 291-300
  5. Legumes, Brassicas, Fruits and Oilseed Crops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. T. Pickardt, P. Böttinger, A. de Kathen
      Pages 337-350
    3. K. E. McPhee, S. Gollasch, H. E. Schroeder, T. J. V. Higgins
      Pages 351-359
    4. D. C. W. Brown, H. Y. Wang
      Pages 361-378
    5. V. Cardoza, C. N. Stewart Jr.
      Pages 379-387
    6. D. C. W. Brown, H. Y. Wang
      Pages 389-402
    7. J. van Eck, A. M. Walmsley, H. Daniell
      Pages 405-423
    8. M. E. Compton, D. J. Gray, V. P. Gaba
      Pages 425-433
    9. T. Hewezi, G. Alibert, J. Kallerhoff
      Pages 435-451
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 453-454

About this book


Since the first transgenic plants were produced back in the early 1980s, there have been substantial developments towards the genetic engineering of most crops of our world. Initial studies using isolated plant cells and removing their cell walls to form protoplasts, offered the possibility of transferring genetic material by Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer, chemical agents or electrical charges. However, in those cases were isolated protoplasts could be transformed, often, a shoot regeneration system was not available to induce the production of transgenic plants and any such regenerated plants were subject to mutation or chromosomal of cultured plant organs, such as leaf abnormalities. By the mid-1980s, the use disks, offered the convenience of combining gene transfer, plant regeneration and selection of transformants in a single system. This approach, enabled the production of stable, phenotypically-normal, transgenic potato and tomato plants in culture. By the late 1980s, the use of biolistics offered a means of inserting foreign genes into plant cells which where inaccessible to Agrobacterium infection. Even today, this technology is now standard practice for the production of some transgenic plants.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ian S. Curtis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyNational Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS)IbarakiJapan

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-7021-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2333-0
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