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Forest genomics and biotechnology.

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Description

This book with 12 chapters is divided into three parts, viz., genomics, genetic engineering, and commercialization. Part I (Chapters 1 to 5) is focused on describing genomic methods, their application to the characterization of woody perennials, and the results derived from these analyses. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the analytical approaches used to study the genomes of tree species, including the analysis of DNA, the transcriptome, and the proteome. The properties of conifer genomes are reviewed in Chapter 2. The properties of the genomes of species within the genera Eucalyptus, Populus, and other woody angiosperms recently sequenced are described in Chapter 3. The final two chapters of this section review the impact of genomics on the study of tree populations (Chapter 4) and breeding for genetic improvement (Chapter 5). Part II focuses on forest biotechnology, which encompasses more than just genetic engineering. It begins with Chapter 6 by describing how it is done and then provide several examples of the ways in which it has been used, for both basic and applied research, in Chapters 7-10. Part III deals with the commercialization of transgenic plants. Chapter 11 describes which agencies are involved and the process for getting the required paperwork and approvals. Finally, Chapter 12 discusses the need for and the ways in which innovations such as these can be protected, with an emphasis on plant biotechnology.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Principles of genome sciences. Author(s): Meilan, R. Kirst, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 35) Genomics of conifers. Author(s): Meilan, R. Kirst, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 62) Genomics of hardwoods. Author(s): Meilan, R. Kirst, M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 87) Forest-tree population genomics. Author(s): Meilan, R. Kirst, M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 109) Quantitative genomics of forest-tree breeding. Author(s): Meilan, R. Kirst, M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 142) Principles of forest biotechnology. Author(s): Meilan, R. Kirst, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 159) Approaches to genetically engineering flowering control in trees. Author(s): Meilan, R. Kirst, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 173) Engineering for bioenergy. Author(s): Meilan, R. Kirst, M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 195) Engineering tolerance to abiotic stresses. Author(s): Meilan, R. Kirst, M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 214) Engineering pest tolerance. Author(s): Meilan, R. Kirst, M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 237) Regulatory affairs. Author(s): Meilan, R. Kirst, M.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 250) Protecting intellectual property. Author(s): Meilan, R. Grant, K. Shier, V.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781780643502
  • Record Number
  • 20193506913