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Cover for Food and health: the role of plant breeding.

This chapter suggests that there is a contradiction between the need for diet diversity and crop uniformity, which is the main feature of industrial agriculture, and that there is also a contradiction between crop uniformity and the need to adapt crops to both short- and long-term climate change...

Author(s)
Ceccarelli, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Does transgenic food production affect world food prices?

This chapter considers in detail the question of whether transgenic food production affects world food prices. Sections examine: the long-term trends in international prices; the effects of increased Asian demand on food prices; the relationship between US ethanol production and maize prices; the...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Investigating farmers' knowledge and practice regarding crop seeds: beware your assumptions!

This chapter interrogates the assumptions that outsiders make in understanding local farmers' knowledge and practices, and their methodological implications. It investigates what farmers in the Oaxaca region of Mexico expect and achieve with maize seed selection, their perceptions of the risks that ...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Cleveland, D. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Maize kernel oil content.

Although maize is a staple food crop that contributes a large percentage of calories to human diets in a few countries, its major use worldwide is for animal feed. One approach to improve the metabolizable energy of maize for feed applications involves increasing kernel oil content, because oil has ...

Author(s)
Shen Bo; Roesler, K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction: biotechnology of major cereals.

Ranked on the basis of harvested mass, the top five cereals in the world are maize (corn), rice, wheat, barley and sorghum. However, the commercial application of biotechnology over these five species is heavily skewed. Only in maize are there genetically engineered varieties currently marketed to...

Author(s)
Jones, H. D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic transformation of maize: conventional methods and precision genome modification.

This chapter describes relevant technologies and their development in maize transformation for both random and targeted transgene integration. It focuses on the recombinant DNA techniques and transformation methods used by the commercial maize biotech sector. Although there has been considerable...

Author(s)
Wu HuiXia; Beringer, J.; Chen Wei; Zhou Ning
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotech maize: industry development and impact.

This chapter details the significant global adoption of genetically engineered maize and surveys current traits and future trends. The first generation of commercial biotech maize products were single-gene, insect-resistant traits for Lepidopteran pests, primarily European corn borers, Ostrinia...

Author(s)
Coram, T.; Bing, J.; Storer, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Do GM plants with stacked insecticidal traits pose an increased risk to biological control?

Author(s)
Romeis, J.; Meissle, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Gene silencing provides efficient protection against plant viruses.

In the early 1980s, the ability to transform and regenerate plants opened the way for developing biotechnological strategies to control virus infections. This chapter focuses on how knowledge of RNA silencing has been applied successfully to confer virus resistance in principal crops, i.e....

Author(s)
Tavazza, M.; Lucioli, A.; Ilardi, V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Biotechnology of major cereals.

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 ...

Author(s)
Jones, H. D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book

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