Recent Advances in Plant Biotechnology and its Applications  , 1/e
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Recent Advances in Plant Biotechnology and its Applications , 1/e

Editor : Ashwani Kumar & Sudhir K. Sopory
© Year : 2008
ISBN : 9788189866099
Pages : 704
Binding : Hardback
Weight : 1.81   kg
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  • About the Book
  • Salient Features
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author

The present book is divided into five sections. The first section deals with the methodology and bioresource generation, techniques related to genetic engineering, and gene transfer to the nuclear genome and chloroplast genome. The new techniques of genome profiling and gene silencing are also presented. The second section of the book deals with the classical aspect of plant biotechnology viz. tissue culture and micropropagation. Use of genetic engineering via Agrobacterium and direct transfer of DNA via particle bombardment to develop transformed plants in Artemesia, castor and orchids, and production of recombinant proteins in plant cells have been dealt with in the third section. The fourth section deals with the abiotic and biotic stress tolerance in plants. The basic biology of some of the stress responses, and designing plants for stress tolerance is discussed in this section. The fifth section deals with medicinal plants and alkaloid production.

Salient Features:

  • Compiled in 43 chapters; the book reviews the status of plant biotechnology under 5 broad themes – Methodology; Physiology, tissue culture, micropropagation; Plant transformation; Stress tolerance; and Biotechnology of medicinal plants.
  • The newer techniques of genome profiling and gene silencing are presented in separate chapters.
  • Genetic engineering via Agrobacterium, and the use of direct transfer of DNA via particle bombardment to develop transformed plants is one of the highlights.

  • SECTION 1: METHODOLOGY: Wild Species of Oryza as an Important Reservoir for Mining of Useful Alleles
  • Plant Genetic Transformation: Methods and Emerging Trends
  • The Engineering of Recombinant Plastids in Higher Plants
  • Inducible Gene Expression Systems as Tools for Plant Functional Genomics
  • Gene Targeting in Higher Plants
  • State-of-the-art Genome Profiling (GP): A Key Tool for Plant Biotechnology
  • Applications of Gene Silencing in Crops
    SECTION 2: PHYSIOLOGY, TISSUE CULTURE, MICROPROPAGATION: Effect of Brassinolide on Growth, Yield, Metabolite Content and Enzyme Activities of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)
  • Ornamental Foliage Plants: Improvement through Biotechnology
  • In vitro Propagation of Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Crops
  • In vitro Plantlet Regeneration in Asparagus racemosus through Shoot Bud Differentiation on Nodal Segments
  • Micropropagation of Ringal Bamboo Drepanostachyum falcatum (Nees) Keng. F. through Nodal Segments
  • Isolated Microspore Embryogenesis in Cereals: Aspects and Prospects
  • Plant Regeneration from Cell Suspension Culture-Derived Protoplasts of Phellodendron amurense Rupr.
  • Importance of Micropropagation Technique in Enhancing the Productivity of Crops
    SECTION 3: PLANT TRANSFORMATION: High Efficiency Transformation in Artemisia annua with Agrobacterium tumefaciens
  • Genetic Improvement of Castor (Ricinus communis L.) through Tissue Culture and Biotechnological Tools
  • Genetic Engineering of Orchids
  • Identity Preservation in Genetically Modified Crops
  • Enhanced Production of Recombinant Proteins from Plant Cells
  • Bioengineering of Crops for Biofuels and Bioenergy

  • SECTION 4: STRESS TOLERANCE: Light and Dark Modulation of Chlorophyll Biosynthetic Genes in Response to Temperature
  • Glutathione Homeostasis and Abiotic Stresses in Plants: Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Approaches
  • Signaling Components in Programmed Cell Death: Molecular and Functional Similarities between Animals and Plants
  • Regulation of Stomatal Opening and Signal Transduction Components in Guard Cells
  • Designing New Plant Genotypes with Enhanced Resistance to Salinity
  • Defense Response of Moth Bean (Phaseolus aconitifolius) to Macrophomina phaseolina: Role of Polyphenols, PAL and β-1,3-glucanase
  • Host-Pathogen Interaction in Sesamum indicum: Synthesis of PR-Proteins
  • Allium sativum Leaf Lectin: A Potent Sap Feeding Insect Control Protein Expressed in Rice and Mustard
  • Genetic Engineering: A Powerful Tool to Combat Viral Diseases of Plants
    SECTION 5: BIOTECHNOLOGY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS: Molecular Tools in Medicinal Plants: A Review
  • Forskolin Biosynthesis and Invertase Activity in Agrobacterium rhizogenes Mediated Transformed Roots of Coleus forskohlii
  • A Novel Source for Furanocoumarins: Ruta graveolens L.
  • Antioxidant Potential of Plants and their Impact on Human Health
  • Arabinogalactan and Arabinogalactan-Protein Complexes (AGPs): a Natural Plant Derived Macromolecule of Therapeutic Importance
  • Transgenics of Some Medicinal Plants
  • In vitro Regeneration of a Rare Medicinally Potent Plant of Eastern Himalayan Hotspot
  • A Comparative Study of Growth Kinetics in Hairy Root Cultures of Solanum khasianum Clark Grown in Shake Flasks and Bioreactors
  • Micropropagation and Alkaloid Production through Somatic Embryo Cultures of Corydalis
  • Biotechnological Approach on Production of Ginkgolides from Cell Cultures of Ginkgo biloba L.
  • Applications of Biotechnology in Indian Ginseng (Ashwagandha): Progress and prospects
  • Prospects of Ephedrine in the Desert Plants of Rajasthan
  • Ayurvedic Medicines : Some Potential Plants for Medicine from India
  • Index

Ashwani Kumar :- Ashwani Kumar, Professor, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, has earned gold medal in M.Sc. and obtained Ph.D. from Rajasthan University. He also has the distinction of being an Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow (Germany). He was the Honorary Director at the School of Life Sciences, University of Rajasthan. The author's repertoire of published works spreads across 150 research articles in various national and international journals. With an experience of over three decades in his field of research, namely, tissue culture and biochemistry, the author has been at the helm of various major projects carried out by USDA-ICAR, U.G.C., M.N.E.S., C.S.I.R and DBT. He has long association with Professor Dr. Karl-Hermann Neumann and subsequently with Professor Dr. Sven Schubert at Institute Für Pflanzenernährung, Justus Liebig Universität, Giessen, Germany, as visiting Humboldt Fellow and visiting Professor at Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Toyama, Japan. The author is currently engaged in research on salinity tolerance at molecular level in cereals and crops. Recently he has been awarded the prestigious V. Puri Medal 2008.

Sudhir K. Sopory :- Sudhir K. Sopory, Head of Plant Molecular Biology Division at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, is a well-known Plant Biologist who is recognized for his contributions in research and teaching in the field of Molecular Plant Physiology and Plant Biotechnology.
He obtained Ph.D. from the University of Delhi. He is a visiting scientist at Max-Planck-Institute, Kolen, and University of Munich, in Germany, and at the University of Texas, Austin and United States Department of Agriculture, Maryland, USA.

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