Transgenic Plants and Crops

Transgenic Plants and Crops

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With contributions from nearly 130 internationally renowned experts in the field, this reference details advances in transgenic plant construction and explores the social, political, and legal aspects of genetic plant manipulation. It provides analyzes of the history, genetics, physiology, and cultivation of over 30 species of transgenic seeds, fruits, and vegetables. Stressing the impact of genetic engineering strategies on the nutritional and functional benefit of foods as well as on consumer health and the global market economy, the book covers methods of gene marking, transferring, and tagging public perceptions to the selective breeding, hybridization, and recombinant DNA manipulation of food.Avocado improvement programs have focused on both scion and rootstock cultivar development. ... Since ripening of these avocado types is initiated only after picking, avocado fruit can be aquot;storedaquot; on the tree until the price of fresh fruit is highanbsp;...

Title:Transgenic Plants and Crops
Author:George C. Khachatourians, Y. H. Hui, Ralph Scorza, Wai-Kit Nip
Publisher:CRC Press - 2002-03-26


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