Current and Future Applications of Genetically Modified Crops
edited by Nigel Halford
Plant Biotechnology: Current and Future Uses of Genetically Modified Crops covers in detail the development, use and regulation of GM crops.
Plant Biotechnology: Current and Future Uses of Genetically Modified Crops is divides into three sections:
- Part I introduces GM crops and will describe the GM crops that are used commercially
- Part II covers 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 III considers the key issues of safety and legislation, including allergenicity, environmental impacts, risk assessment and labelling
- 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
Part I: The Current Situation
- From Primitive Selection to Genetic Modification, Ten Thousand Years of Plant Breeding
- Crop Biotechnology in the United States: Experiences and Impacts
- Development of Biotech Crops in China
Part II: New Developments
- Advances in Transformation Technologies
- Enhanced Nutritional Value of Food Crops
- The Production of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Transgenic Plants
- The Application of Genetic Engineering to the Improvement of Cereal Grain Quality
- Improvements in Starch Quality
- Production of Vaccines in GM Plants
- Prospects for Using Genetic Modification to Engineer Drought Tolerance in Crops
- Salt Tolerance
- Engineering Fungal Resistance in Crops
Part III: Safety and Regulation
- Plant Food Allergens
- Environmental Impact and Gene Flow
- Risk Assessment, Regulation and Labeling