Fundamentals of Molecular Biology and Plant Biotechnology

by Billore, Mridula, Phundan Singh & Sushma Tiwari

ISBN: 9789354612619
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Imprint : Daya Publishing House
Year : 2022
Price : Rs. 7740.00
Biblio : xiv+221p

Author Profile

The Authors —————— Dr Phundan Singh hails from a farming family of Western Uttar Pradesh. He graduated in Agriculture from Agra University, Agra and obtained his Master and Doctorate degrees from Kanpur University, Kanpur in Genetics and Plant Breeding. Dr. Singh has total experience of more than 40 years in the field of Plant Breeding and Genetics. He has 300 publications to his credit. He has authored 60 books, 18 technical bulletins and contributed 14 chapters in various books. He is an Expert member of Selection Committees and M. Sc. and Ph.D Examiner in different Agricultural Universities. He received lifetime award from CRDA in 2018. He has visited several countries such as Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Crimea, Uzbekistan, Canada and USA. Dr Sushma Tiwari obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Biotechnology) degrees from Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh and Ph.D in Life Sciences with specialization in Agricultural Biotechnology from Devi Ahilya University, Indore, [Madhya Pradesh]. She has worked for 10 year as SRF and RA in Plant Biotechnology at IARI, New Delhi. Presently, she is working as Scientist for more than 4 year in the Department of Molecular Biology and Plant Biotechnology, College of Agriculture, Rajmata Vijayeraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. She has more than 35 research papers to her credit published in various reputed journals. She has participated in more than 25 National and International Conferences, Seminars and Workshops. She has received four awards, viz. Emerging Scientist Award, Distinguished Scientist Award, Scientist of the year award and Young scientist award from different scientific societies. Dr Mridula Billore obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees from JNKVV, Jabalpur in Genetics and Plant Breeding. Dr Billore has more than 30 year experience of teaching, research and extension and served at JNKVV, Jabalpur/RVSKVV, Gwalior as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Dean College of Agriculture. Presently, she is serving as the Dean Faculty at the RVSKVV, Gwalior. She has published more than 70 research papers and 2 book. She received best voluntary pulse research centre award of ICAR in 2010.

About The Book

This book covers the courses offered in Molecular Biology and Plant Biotechnology at under graduate level in all General and Agricultural Universities of India in one compact volume of 22 chapters. Hope, this volume would be useful to the students, teachers and researchers engaged in the teaching and research of Molecular Biology and Plant Biotechnology.

Table of Contents

Preface vii Syllabus [As per 5th Deans' Committee Report of ICAR] xiii 1. History of Molecular Biology 3 2. DNA Structure and Function 9 3. DNA Replication 19 4. RNA Structure and Types 27 5. DNA Markers 35 6. Marker Assisted Selection 47 7. Gene Regulation in Prokaryotes 53 8. Gene Regulation in Eukaryotes 61 9. History of Plant Biotechnology 69 10. Basics of Plant Tissue Culture 79 11. Nutrient Medium 87 12. Tissue Culture Techniques 95 13. Micro-propagation 105 14. Synthetic Seeds 113 15. Somatic Hybridization 121 16. Techniques of Foreign Gene Transfer 133 17. Restriction Enzymes and Cloning Vectors 139 18. Gene Isolation and Blotting Techniques 151 19. Transgenic Technology 163 20. Introductory Bioinformatics 173 21. Introductory Nanotechnology 181 22. Biosafety Regulations 191 Appendices 203 Key References 211 Books by the Senior Author 213 Index 217