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Cover for Principles of forest biotechnology.

This chapter describes the principles of forest biotechnology. To genetically engineer a tree, a single, transformed cell must be regenerated into a whole plant. Agrobacterium tumefaciens is commonly used as a vehicle to transform (introduce genetic material) into the chromosome of a plant cell,...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Application of RNA silencing in improving plant traits for industrial use.

The discovery of RNA silencing mechanisms has transformed research into gene function and has also allowed novel traits to be developed in plants, including some for industrial applications. To silence the expression of an undesirable gene, RNA silencing may be preferable over direct gene mutation...

Author(s)
Sumit Ghosh; Mohammad Irfan; Asis Datta
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for RNA-based control of plant diseases: a case study with <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Fusarium graminearum</i>.

This chapter discusses recent work conducted to assess the potential of double-stranded (ds)RNA targeting essential fungal ergosterol biosynthesis genes to control the infection of barley by the necrotrophic pathogenic fungus Fusarium graminearum. Regardless of how dsRNA is applied - by transgene...

Author(s)
Koch, A.; Kogel, K. H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
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 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 Ornithine: at the crossroads of multiple paths to amino acids and polyamines.

After the 20 amino acids that make up the proteins in all living organisms, ornithine perhaps occupies the most critical position among the non-protein amino acids. It sits at the crossroads of interconversions of glutamate and arginine on the one hand and the production of proline, polyamines and...

Author(s)
Majumdar, R.; Minocha, R.; Minocha, S. C.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular genetics of milk protein production.

This chapter reviews the current status of knowledge regarding the structure, function and control of the milk protein genes in cattle. Topics discussed include bovine milk composition, multi-level regulation of milk protein gene expression in the mammary gland (endocrine, paracrine and autocrine...

Author(s)
Sharp, J. A.; Nicholas, K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transposon-based technologies for insects.

To illustrate the diverse uses of DNA transposons in insects, this chapter reviews the existing transposon-based technologies and their current ranges of application within insects. These techniques include mutagenesis, germ-line transformation, modular expression systems, cell/genetic ablation,...

Author(s)
O'Brochta, D. A.; George, K.; Xu HanFu
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sex-, tissue- and stage-specific transgene expression.

Regulated transgene expression is critical for the development of novel insect control strategies and also for experiments aimed to improve our understanding of insect biology. This chapter describes research aimed at discovering components that regulate sex-, tissue- and stage-specific expression, ...

Author(s)
Hammond, A. M.; Nolan, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Docking systems for site-directed transgene integration.

This paper focuses on the deployment of docking systems in non-drosophilid insects, making reference to work on D. melanogaster where appropriate. Some protocols developed for Aedes and Anopheles mosquitoes are presented. The two phases of site-specific transgenesis are explained. In phase 1, a...

Author(s)
Eggleston, P.; Meredith, J. M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter

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