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Genetic Transformation and Plant Improvement

  • R. S. Sangwan
  • B. S. Sangwan-Norreel
Part of the Current Plant Science and Biotechnology in Agriculture book series (PSBA, volume 8)

Abstract

During the past three decades “green revolution” has resulted in considerable increases in crop productivity in the developing countries. The increased crop yields have been achieved through a combination of genetic improvements of cultivars and advances in agricultural technology and management. Although, genetic improvement of crops began with the domestication of plants, it was not till 1886, when Mendelian laws of inheritance provided a scientific basis of crop improvement. The procedures of sexual gene transfer and recombination, a prerequisite for improving cultivars were developed several years after the rediscovery of Mendelian laws of heredity.

Keywords

Plant Cell Transgenic Plant Gene Transfer Selectable Marker Agrobacterium Tumefaciens 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. S. Sangwan
    • 1
  • B. S. Sangwan-Norreel
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculté des Sciences, Androgenèse et BiotechnologieUniversite de PicardieAmiens CédexFrance

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