Language : English
Published : 2016-03-01
Pages : 432
Plant Biotechnology and Genetics: Principles, Techniques, and Applications 2nd Edition
Focused on basics and processes, this textbook teaches plant biology and agriculture applications with summary and discussion questions in each chapter. * Updates each chapter to reflect advances / changes since the first edition, for example: new biotechnology tools and advances, genomics and systems biology, intellectual property issues on DNA and patents, discussion of synthetic biology tools * Features autobiographical essays from eminent scientists, providing insight into plant biotechnology and careers * Has a companion website with color images from the book and PowerPoint slides * Links with author’s own website that contains teaching slides and graphics for professors and students: plantsciences.utk.edu/pbg/
About the Author
C. Neal Stewart, PhD, is Racheff Chair of Excellence in Plant Molecular Genetics and Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee. In addition to the prior edition of Plant Biotechnology, he has written Weedy and Invasive Plant Genomics, Plant Transformation Technologies, and Research Ethics for Scientists: A Companion for Students, all published by Wiley.
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Molecular Plant Immunity provides an integrated look at both well-established and emerging concepts in plant disease resistance providing the most current information on this important vitally important topic within plant biology. Understanding the molecular basis of the plant immune system has implications on the development of new varieties of sustainable crops, understanding the challenges plant life will face in changing environments, as well as providing a window into immune function that could have translational appeal to human medicine.
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About the Author
Guido Sessa is Associate Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology in the Department of Molecular Biology and Ecology of Plants at Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.