Agricultural Biotechnology
by H D Kumar
Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2013
ISBN : 9789383129775
Price : Rs 13995.00
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Author Profile
Dr. H. D. Kumar Formerly Professor of Botany and Coordinator, Biotechnology Programme, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
About the Book
This book looks at the application of a variety of biotechnologies to agricultural development. It addresses recent concerns about the sterile-seed ‘terminator’ technology and about the biosafety of genetically modified foods/crops, and assesses the potential of apomixis as a possible countervailing strategy to the adverse effects of the terminator, for some crops. The book introduces the concepts of participatory plant breeding and diversified site-or field potential to meet the needs of small-
Table of Contents
"Preface Abbreviations and Acronyms 1. General Introduction Definition and Perspective of Biotechnology New Technologies Scope, Potential & Achievements Introduction to Agriculture Effects of Biotechnology on Agrobiodiversity Biotechnology for Agriculture Genetic Manipulation in Plant Breeding Crop Plants Dangers of Genetic Uniformity Preservation and Exchange of Genetic Resources Use of Transgenic Plants in Industry, Agriculture and Medicine Safeguarding Domestic Animal Diversity Through Animal
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