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Biotechnology of major cereals.

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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.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction: biotechnology of major cereals. Author(s): Jones, H. D.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 5) Genetic transformation of maize: conventional methods and precision genome modification. Author(s): Wu HuiXia Beringer, J. Chen Wei Zhou Ning
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 18) Biotech maize: industry development and impact. Author(s): Coram, T. Bing, J. Storer, N.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 48) Sorghum genetic transformation: current status and future target traits. Author(s): Anami, S. E. Zhang YuMiao Zhang LiXin Zhu Li Jing HaiChun
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 80) Barley as a cereal model for biotechnology applications. Author(s): Harwood, W.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 88) Wheat biotechnology: recent developments and future trends. Author(s): Sparks, C. A. Jones, H. D.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 104) The long and winding road of rice genetic modification technology and its potential. Author(s): Slamet-Loedin, I. H. Macovei, A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 119) Setaria viridis: a model for C4 crop biotechnology. Author(s): Eck, J. van Swartwood, K. Pidgeon, K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 125) Genome editing in cereals: current status and future potential. Author(s): Jones, H. D.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 133) Anther culture for doubled haploids. Author(s): Karaoğlu, C. Salantur, A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 141) Chloroplast transformation in cereals. Author(s): Samnakay, P.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 151) Cross-species silencing: plant-mediated RNAi for insect control. Author(s): Yu XiuDao Jones, H. D. Sun YongWei Wang GenPing Xia LanQin
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 165) Acrylamide in cereals: the problem, and potential genetic and agronomic solutions. Author(s): Halford, N. G. Curtis, T. Y.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 179) Engineering cereal endosperm. Author(s): Opsahl-Sorteberg, H. G.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 194) Key molecular and metabolic processes used for genetic engineering to improve freezing tolerance in cereals. Author(s): Soltész, A. Harwood, W. Kalapos, B. Vágújfalvi, A. Galiba, G.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 206) Mergers and acquisitions in global ag-biotech. Author(s): Dunwell, J. M.