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Cover for Social context of plant biotechnologies.

This chapter examines the wider social and economic context of plant biotechnologies. Practical applications of science in agriculture often have social and economic implications that lead to controversy. Indeed, new technologies in general are often controversial. To understand such controversies, ...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939137)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Future challenges for plant biotechnology.

This chapter looks at how plant biotechnology can help address some of the most important challenges now confronting humanity. These include food production, resource depletion, environmental degradation and climate change. It surveys some of the major traits involved in yield, quality and...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939137)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Plants, biotechnology and agriculture.

This book aims to provide readers with a modern perspective on plants both as biological organisms and useful resources for people to exploit. The early chapters cover plant evolution, genomics, metabolism, organization, development and responses to the environment. In each case, there is an...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939137)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plants and their exploitation by people.

This chapter is an introduction to the nature and exploitation of plants. It begins by defining what exactly is a plant and then examines the various ways in which human societies have interacted with plants during the course of our evolution. This leads on to a discussion of some of the...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939137)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plant molecular genetics and genomics.

This chapter is concerned with the structure, function and organization of plant genomes. Over the past decade or so, the genomes of dozens of organisms have been sequenced and this knowledge is beginning to fundamentally challenge our ideas of what genes are and how their expression is regulated....

Author(s)
Murphy, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939137)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plant organization and development.

This chapter describes how the bodies of higher plants are organized and how they grow and develop in different and rather more flexible ways than those of higher animals. Unlike animals, plants are not limited to a narrow range of body forms, and the size and shape of adult plants often depends on ...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939137)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plant responses to the environment.

Unlike motile organisms such as animals and most microbes, plants are unable to move away from environmental threats and must therefore develop various strategies to deal with such stresses. In this chapter, the various forms of environmental stress that are encountered by plants, the mechanisms...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939137)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The scientific manipulation of plants.

This chapter surveys the era of scientific plant manipulation that began in the 20th century. Many biological and non-biological tools were developed for crop management and improvement with spectacular results. A range of biotechnologies based on plant genetics, physiology and biochemistry enabled ...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939137)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Plant biotechnologies in the 21st century.

This chapter examines recent developments in plant biotechnology and their applications in basic research and crop improvement. It begins by surveying underpinning technologies, such as improved analytical devices supported by developments in computing, robotics and informatics, before moving on to ...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939137)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop improvement in the 20th century.

This chapter is concerned with the use of biological and non-biological technologies to improve crop production in the 20th century. During the first half of the century, increases in food production were mainly due to use of additional land and chemical inputs such as fertilizers. However, after...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939137)
Type
Book chapter