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Title Plant biotechnology and transgenic plants / edited by Kirsi-Marja Oksman-Caldentey, Wolfgang H. Barz.
Imprint New York : M. Dekker, ©2002.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 719 pages) : illustrations.
Series Books in soils, plants, and the environment
Books in soils, plants, and the environment.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Plant biotechnology.
Transgenic plants.
Plants, Genetically Modified -- genetics.
Biotechnology -- methods.
Gene Expression Regulation, Plant -- physiology.
Genetic Enhancement -- methods.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Chapter 1 Plant Biotechnology -- An Emerging Field -- chapter 2 Plant-Derived Drugs and Extracts -- chapter 3 Industrial Strategies for the Discovery of Bioactive Compounds from Plants -- chapter 4 Plant Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques Used in Plant Breeding -- chapter 5 Plant Cell Cultures as Producers of Secondary Compounds -- chapter 6 Genetic Transformation of Plants and Their Cells -- chapter 7 Properties and Applications of Hairy Root Cultures -- chapter 8 Bioreactors for Plant Cell and Tissue Cultures -- chapter 9 The Potential Contribution of Plant Biotechnology to Improving Food Quality -- chapter 10 Engineering Plant Biochemical Pathways for Improved Nutritional Quality -- chapter 11 Transgenic Plants as Producers of Modified Starch and Other Carbohydrates -- chapter 12 Improving the Nutritional Quality and Functional Properties of Seed Proteins by Genetic Engineering -- chapter 13 Transgenic Plants as Sources of Modified Oils -- chapter 14 Flavors and Fragrances from Plants -- chapter 15 Fine Chemicals from Plants -- chapter 16 Genetic Engineering of the Plant Cell Factory for Secondary Metabolite Production -- chapter 17 Transgenic Plants for Production of Immunotherapeutic Agents -- chapter 18 Signal Transduction Elements -- chapter 19 The Plant Cell Wall -- Structural Aspects and Biotechnological Developments -- chapter 20 Lignin Genetic Engineering -- chapter 21 Transgenic Plants Expressing Tolerance Toward Oxidative Stress -- chapter 22 Transgenic Plants with Increased Resistance and Tolerance against Viral Pathogens -- chapter 23 Transgenic Plants with Enhanced Tolerance against Microbial Pathogens -- chapter 24 Transgenic Crop Plants with Increased Tolerance to Insect Pests -- chapter 25 Transgenic Herbicide-Resistant Crops -- Advantages, Drawbacks, and Failsafes -- chapter 26 Plants and Environmental Stress Adaptation Strategies -- chapter 27 Molecular Mechanisms that Control Plant Tolerance to Heavy Metals and Possible Roles in Manipulating Metal Accumulation.
Summary This text discusses technologies and research on the engineering, synthesis, utilization and control of primary and secondary plant metabolites, such as carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, polymers, proteins and phytochemicals for industrial, pharmaceutical and food and feed applications.
Other Author Oksman-Caldentey, Kirsi-Marja, 1955-
Barz, W. (Wolfgang), 1935-
Other Title Print version: Plant biotechnology and transgenic plants. New York : M. Dekker, ©2002 082470794X