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Cover for Cross-species silencing: plant-mediated RNAi for insect control.

In this chapter, the mechanism of RNA interference (RNAi), the currently reported RNAi target genes in insects, the potential applications in the development of transgenic plants for insect control and the major issues of this approach are reviewed. Some future perspectives of using plant-mediated...

Author(s)
Yu XiuDao; Jones, H. D.; Sun YongWei; Wang GenPing; Xia LanQin
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
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 Sorghum genetic transformation: current status and future target traits.

This chapter reviews briefly the current status of regeneration and transformation of sorghum () focusing on somatic embryogenesis and on biolistic and Agrobacterium-mediated delivery systems. Future target traits will be critically reviewed because of the likelihood of producing new genetic lines...

Author(s)
Anami, S. E.; Zhang YuMiao; Zhang LiXin; Zhu Li; Jing HaiChun
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wheat biotechnology: recent developments and future trends.

This chapter discusses the recent developments and future trends in wheat biotechnology. The importance of wheat as a global crop and the current status of commercial biotech wheat are described. Methods for genetic transformation are presented and molecular refinements for biotechnology are...

Author(s)
Sparks, C. A.; Jones, H. D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Setaria viridis</i>: a model for C4 crop biotechnology.

This chapter describes the current progress on the development of S. viridis, a C4 photosynthesis grass, as a model system. The knowledge gained from studies with S. viridis will contribute to a better understanding of the biology and biochemical mechanisms of C4 photosynthesis. These studies, in...

Author(s)
Eck, J. van; Swartwood, K.; Pidgeon, K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book chapter
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Barley as a cereal model for biotechnology applications.

In addition to being an important crop in its own right, barley provides an excellent model for the Triticeae, in particular for the more complex hexaploid wheat. Barley is a diploid, inbreeding crop and offers a number of advantages for biotechnology applications. The diploid genome simplifies...

Author(s)
Harwood, W.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The long and winding road of rice genetic modification technology and its potential.

This chapter summarizes some of the advances made in rice genetic engineering, focusing on its effective applications and most recent technologies. It also presents a discussion on the steps required for genetically modified (GM) product development and its challenging issues. Genome-editing...

Author(s)
Slamet-Loedin, I. H.; Macovei, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book chapter

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