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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Approaches to genetically engineering flowering control in trees.

This chapter discusses approaches to flowering control in genetically engineered trees. The chapter covers the following topics: transgene confinement, engineering flowering control, excision systems, targeted mutagenesis and gene replacement, and prospects for flowering control.

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Regulatory affairs.

Growing genetically engineered (GE) plants in the field for either research or commercial purposes, or moving them across state/national borders, is carefully regulated by the government of the USA. This chapter describes which agencies are involved and the process for getting the required...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Actinidia</i> spp. kiwifruit.

This chapter focuses on the botanical characteristics, cultivation history, vegetative propagation, molecular genetics and genomics and micropropagation of various economically important Actinidia species. The success of some genetic manipulation techniques developed for the improvement of the...

Author(s)
Rey, M.; Ferradás, Y.; Martínez, Ó.; González, M. V.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Anacardium occidentale</i> cashew.

This chapter focuses on the origin, morphological and physiological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics of cashews (Anacardium occidentale). The importance of genetic manipulation in improving the pest resistance, salt tolerance and...

Author(s)
Smitha Hegde; Shashikiran Nivas; D'Souza, L.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mangifera indica</i> mango.

This chapter focuses on the origin, morphological and physiological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods, cryopreservation of embryos and molecular genetics of mangoes (Mangifera indica). The importance of genetic manipulation in improving the fruit...

Author(s)
Litz, R. E.; Hormaza, J. I.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pistacia vera</i> pistachio.

This chapter focuses on the origin, morphological and physiological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of pistachios (Pistacia vera). The importance of the development of efficient genetic transformation protocols for...

Author(s)
Onay, A.; Çİftçİ, Y. Ö.; Koç, H. A.; Süzerer, V.; Tİlkat, E.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cocos nucifera</i> coconut.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological, physiological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of coconuts (Cocos nucifera). The importance of developing various genetic...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Biddle, J.; Nguyen, Q. T.; Foale, M.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Elaeis guineensis</i> oil palm.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological, physiological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of oil palms (Elaeis guineensis). The importance of developing various...

Author(s)
Rival, A.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phoenix dactylifera</i> date palm.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological, physiological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of dates (Phoenix dactylifera). The importance of developing various...

Author(s)
Cohen, Y.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter

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