Plant Biotechnology: The Genetic Manipulation of Plants by Adrian Slater
Plant Biotechnology: The Genetic Manipulation of Plants by Adrian Slater is a book that explores the technology behind genetic manipulation of plants and its applications in agriculture and biotechnology. The book covers topics such as plant tissue culture, plant transformation techniques, vectors for plant transformation, genetic manipulation of herbicide tolerance, pest resistance, disease resistance, stress tolerance, crop yield and quality, and molecular farming. The book also addresses the broader issues surrounding the use of genetically modified crops, such as public acceptance, regulation, and future developments.
The book is intended for undergraduate students of plant biotechnology, plant science, and agricultural science, as well as for researchers and professionals in the field. The book provides a balanced and objective overview of the subject, using case studies and examples to illustrate the concepts and methods. The book also features an online resource centre that includes hyperlinks to primary literature articles, news updates, web links, and more.
Plant Biotechnology: The Genetic Manipulation of Plants by Adrian Slater is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the science and practice of plant genetic engineering. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating and influential field.One of the main topics of the book is plant tissue culture, which is the technique of growing plant cells, tissues, or organs in an artificial medium under controlled conditions. Plant tissue culture is essential for plant transformation, as it allows the regeneration of whole plants from transformed cells. The book explains the principles and methods of plant tissue culture, such as the types of explants, the composition of culture media, the factors affecting growth and differentiation, and the applications of plant tissue culture in plant breeding and biotechnology.
Another topic of the book is molecular farming, which is the production of pharmaceuticals and industrial proteins in plants. Molecular farming is a promising alternative to conventional methods of protein production, as it offers advantages such as low cost, high scalability, safety, and ease of purification. The book describes the strategies and challenges of molecular farming, such as the choice of plant species, expression systems, targeting and accumulation of proteins, and regulatory and ethical issues. The book also gives examples of molecular farming products, such as vaccines, antibodies, enzymes, hormones, and spider silk.
The authors of the book are Adrian Slater, Nigel W. Scott, and Mark R. Fowler. Adrian Slater is a Professor of Plant Biotechnology at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. He has over 25 years of experience in plant biotechnology research and teaching. Nigel W. Scott is a Principal Lecturer in Biotechnology at De Montfort University. He has over 20 years of experience in plant tissue culture and genetic transformation. Mark R. Fowler is a Senior Lecturer in Plant Science at De Montfort University. He has over 15 years of experience in plant molecular biology and biotechnology. 061ffe29dd