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Title Biotechnology of major cereals / edited by Huw D. Jones
Published Wallingford, Oxfordshire ; Boston, MA : CABI, [2016]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction : biotechnology of major cereals / Huw Jones -- Genetic transformation of maize : conventional methods and precision genome modification / Huixia Wu, Jeffrey Beringer, Wei Chen, and Ning Zhou -- Biotech maize : industry development & impact / Tristan Coram, James Bing, and Nicholas Storer -- Sorghum genetic transformation : current status and future target traits / Sylvester Elikana Anami, Yu-Miao Zhang, Li-Xin Zhang, Li Zhu, Hai-Chun Jing -- Barley as a cereal model for biotechnology applications / Wendy Harwood -- Wheat biotechnology : recent developments and future trends / Caroline Sparks and Huw Jones -- The long and winding road of rice genetic modification technology and its potential / Inez H. Slamet-Loedin and Anca Macovei -- Setaria viridis : a model for C4 crop biotechnology / Joyce Van Eck, Kerry Swartwood, and Kaitlin Pidgeon -- Genome editing in cereals / Huw Jones -- Anther culture for doubled haploids / Cuma Karaoglu and Ayten Salantur -- Chloroplast transformation in cereals / Parwez Samnakay -- Cross-species silencing : plant-mediated RNAi for insect control / Xiu-Dao Yu, Huw D. Jones, Yong-Wei Sun, Gen-Ping Wang, and Lan-Qin Xia -- Acrylamide in cereals : the problem and potential genetic and agronomic solutions / Nigel G. Halford and Tanya Y. Curtis -- Engineering cereal endosperm / Hilde-Gunn Opsahl-Sorteberg -- Key molecular and metabolic processes used for genetic engineering to improve freezing tolerance in cereals / Alexandra Soltész, Wendy Harwood, Balázs Kalapos, Attila Vágújfalvi, Gábor Galiba
Summary This book contains 16 chapters focusing on the recombinant DNA techniques and transformation methods used by the commercial maize biotechnology sector, current traits and future trends of the global adoption of transgenic maize, specific breeding challenges and the current trends in applied sorghum biotechnology research, genetic modification methods, target traits and other relevant issues for barley, wheat and rice and the development of Setaria viridis as a research model for important food crops. Molecular and in vitro cellular techniques that provide refinements to conventional recombinant DNA technologies are discussed and the challenges of developing insect-resistant plants via RNAi, the issues facing food manufacturers regarding the potential carcinogen, acrylamide, the opportunities for engineering the cereal endosperm and the biotechnology approaches to freezing tolerance in cereals are highlighted. An overview of the commercial biotechnology landscape, along with recent mergers and acquisitions are also presented
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Grain -- Biotechnology
Grain -- Genetics
Grain -- Breeding
Edible Grain -- genetics
Edible Grain -- metabolism
Gene Expression Regulation, Plant
Genetic Enhancement
Acquisition of ownership.
Arthropod pests.
Cold stress.
Cold tolerance.
Food safety.
Gene silencing.
Genetic engineering.
Genetic improvement.
Genetic markers.
Genetic resistance.
Genetic transformation.
Genetically engineered organisms.
Insect pests.
Nucleotide sequences.
Pest resistance.
Plant pests.
Private companies.
RNA interference.
Sweet sorghum.
Transgenic plants.
Grain -- Biotechnology
Grain -- Breeding
Grain -- Genetics
Form Electronic book
Author Jones, Huw D., editor.
C.A.B. International, issuing body.
ISBN 1780645201