Transgenic Crops IV

  • Eng-Chong Pua
  • Michael R. Davey

Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 59)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Plant Biotechnology in Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Cereals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Y. Wang, M. Chen, J. Li
      Pages 35-54
    3. F. D. Meyer, M. J. Giroux
      Pages 55-71
    4. F. Torney, B. Frame, K. Wang
      Pages 73-105
    5. Rye
      F. Altpeter, V. Korzun
      Pages 107-117
    6. M. Girgi, M. M. O’Kennedy
      Pages 119-127
    7. K. J. Kasha
      Pages 129-149
    8. Oat
      A. Carlson, H. F. Kaeppler
      Pages 151-160
  4. Vegetables

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. G. Tucker, P. Walley, G. Seymour
      Pages 163-180
    3. W. Plader, W. Burza, S. Malepszy
      Pages 181-199
    4. M. V. Rajam, S. V. Kumar
      Pages 201-219
    5. M. R. Davey, P. Anthony, P. Van Hooff, J. B. Power, K. C. Lowe
      Pages 221-249
    6. J. C. Popelka, T. J. V. Higgins
      Pages 251-262
    7. F. J. L. Aragão, F. A. P. Campos
      Pages 263-276
    8. Z. K. Punja, J. Jayaraj, O. Wally
      Pages 277-294
  5. Root Crops

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. F. Börnke, U. Sonnewald, S. Biemelt
      Pages 297-315
    3. K. Raemakers, M. Schreuder, V. Anggraini, H. Koehorst-Van Putten, I. Pereira, R. Visser
      Pages 317-335
    4. T. Shimada, M. Otani
      Pages 337-353
    5. M. Joersbo
      Pages 355-379
    6. I. S. Curtis
      Pages 381-389
  6. Herbs and Spices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. D. A. Brummell, R. Pathirana
      Pages 393-414
    3. S. I. Song, J. -J. Cheong, Y. D. Choi
      Pages 415-433
    4. F. Jullien
      Pages 435-466
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 467-478

About this book


Genetic engineering is a powerful tool for crop improvement. Crop biotechnology before 2001 was reviewed in Transgenic Crops I-III, but recent advances in plant cell and molecular biology have prompted the need for new volumes.

Transgenic Crops IV deals with cereals, vegetables, root crops, herbs and spices. Section I is an introductory chapter on the impact of plant biotechnology in agriculture. Section II focuses on cereals (rice, wheat, maize, rye, pearl millet, barley, oats), while Section III is directed to vegetable crops (tomato, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, chickpea, common beans and cowpeas, carrot, radish). Root crops (potato, cassava, sweet potato, sugar beet) are included in Section IV, with herbs and spices (sweet and hot peppers, onion, garlic and related species, mint) in Section V.

This volume is an invaluable reference for plant breeders, researchers and graduate students in the fields of plant biotechnology, agronomy, horticulture, genetics and both plant cell and molecular biology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eng-Chong Pua
    • 1
  • Michael R. Davey
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Arts and SciencesMonash University MalaysiaPetaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  2. 2.Plant Sciences Division School of BiosciencesUniversity of NottinghamLoughboroughUK

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