Agriculture & Allied Sciences

Plant Biotechnology, Volume 2
Transgenics, Stress Management, and Biosafety Issues

Editors: Sangita Sahni, PhD
Bishun Deo Prasad, PhD
Prasant Kumar, PhD

Plant Biotechnology, Volume 2

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: December 2017
Hardback Price: $179.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771885812
E-Book ISBN: 9781315213736
Pages: 562pp w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 41 color and 10 b/w illustrations

Plant Biotechnology, Volume 2: Plant Biotechnology is on Transgenics, Stress Management, and Biosafety Issues is the second of this new two-volume set. This volume covers many recent advances in the development of transgenic plants that have revolutionized our concepts of sustainable food production, cost-effective alternative energy strategies, microbial biofertilizers and biopesticides, and disease diagnostics through plant biotechnology. With the advancements in plant biotechnology, many of the customary approaches are out of date, and an understanding of new updated approaches is needed. This volume presents information related to recent methods of genetic transformation, gene silencing, development of transgenic crops, biosafety issues, microbial biotechnology, oxidative stress, and plant disease diagnostics and management. This book is comprised of 13 chapters dealing with various aspect of plant biotechnology.

This volume, blending the basics, new advances, and their applications will be a helpful resource for research and university libraries as well as for the many students engaged in plant biotechnology studies as well as faculty and researchers.

Volume 1 of Plant Biotechnology is on Principles, Techniques, and Applications. The two volumes are available as a set or separately.

Key features include:

  • Provides an in-depth knowledge of various techniques of genetic transformation of plants, chloroplast, and fungus
  • Describes advances in gene silencing in plants
  • Discusses transgenic plants for various traits and their application in crop improvement
  • Looks at genetically modified foods and biodiesel production
  • Describes biotechnological approaches in horticultural and ornamental plants
  • Explores the biosafety aspect associated with transgenic crops
  • Considers the role of microbes in sustainable agriculture
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Direct and Indirect Methods of Gene Transfer in Plants
Nandlal Choudhary, Aruna Jangid, and Shikha Dhatwalia

Chloroplast Transformation
Tushar Ranjan, Sangita Sahni, Vinod Kumar, Pankaj Kumar, Nimmy M. S., Vijay Kumar Jha, Vaishali Sharma, Prasant Kumar, and Bishun Deo Prasad

Fungal Transformations and Advancements
Varsha Mohan and Sangita Sahni

RNA Interference and Virus Induced-Gene Silencing in Plants
Mahesh kumar, Tushar Ranjan, Nagateja Natra, Md. Shamim, Kumari Rajani, Vinod Kumar, and Tamoghna Saha

Virus-Induced Gene Silencing
Kishore Dey, Michael Melzer, and John Hu

Transgenic Plants and their Application in Crop Improvement
Vinod Kumar, Nimmy M. S., Tushar Ranjan, Ravi Ranjan, Bishun Deo Prasad, and Chandan Kishore

Genetically Modified Foods and Biodiesel
Suhail Muzaffar

Improvement of Horticulture Crops through Biotechnological Approaches
Anupam Adarsh, Pankaj Kumar, Bishun Deo Prasad, Randhir Kumar, and Tushar Ranjan

Biotechnological Approaches for Crop Improvement in Flowers and Ornamental Plants
S. Y. Chandrashekar, B. Hemla Naik, and R. Rasmi

Recent Advances in the Development of Transgenic Crop Plants, Biosafety Aspects and Future Perspectives
Subhankar Roy-Barman, Ravindra A. Raut, Atrayee Sarkar, Nazmiara Sabnam, Sanjukta Chakraborty, and Pallabi Saha

Microbial Biotechnology: Role of Microbes in Sustainable Agriculture
Deepak Kumar, Mahesh Kumar, P. Verma, and Md. Shamim

Oxidative Stress in Plants: Overview on Reactive Oxygen Species Formation in Chloroplasts, Consequences and Experimental Approaches under Abiotic Stresses
Deepak Kumar Yadav, Ankush Prasad, and Abhishek Mani Tripathi

Biotechnological Approaches for Plant Disease Diagnosis and Management
Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Ganesh Patil, Kumari Rajani, Shailesh Yadav, Nimmy M. S., and Vinod Kumar


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Sangita Sahni, PhD
Junior Scientist-Cum-Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar, India

Sangita Sahni, PhD, is a Junior Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Pathology at Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi, and Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar, India. She has published 10 research papers in reputed peer-reviewed national and international journals and has published one authored book and several book chapters. Dr. Sahni has been awarded several prestigious awards for her contributions in the field of education and plant science. She is an officer in charge of the Agricultural Research Information System (ARIS) Cell, Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi, and a member of different committees at Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, India. She has been an active member of the organizing committees of several national and international seminars. Dr. Sahni has been associated with molecular host pathogen interaction studies in Arabidopsis and B. napus. She is also associated with the pathological aspect of chickpea and MULLaRP (mungbean, urdbean, lentil, lathyrus, rajmash, and pea). She is actively involved in teaching graduate and postgraduate courses on plant pathology and biotechnology. In her research, she has isolated several bacterial isolates from different sources and submitted their sequences to the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Dr. Sahni acquired a BSc (agriculture) degree from Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India; and an MSc (Agriculture) degree in mycology and plant pathology from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. She received her PhD (agriculture) in plant pathology from the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Subsequently, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Western Ontario University, London, Ontario, Canada.

Bishun Deo Prasad, PhD
Assistant Professor and Scientist, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Bihar Agricultural University, India

Bishun Deo Prasad, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Scientist in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering at Bihar Agricultural University in Sabour, India. He has published 12 research papers in reputed peer-reviewed international journals which have been cited more than 100 times. He has also contributed to one authored book, has written several book chapters, and has submitted 10 sequences of different isolates to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). He is reviewer of International Journal of Agriculture Sciences and the Journal of Environmental Biology. Dr. Prasad has received several prestigious awards for his work. Dr. Prasad has been associated with biotechnological aspects of rice, Brassica napus, arabidopsis, linseed, lentil, vegetable (bitter guard and pointed guard), and horticultural (mango, litchi and banana) crops. He is also associated with host pathogen interaction studies in rice, B. napus and arabidopsis as well as mutational breeding aspect in rice for abiotic stress tolerance.

Prasant Kumar, PhD
Assistant Professor, C. G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, Department of Fundamental and Applied Science, Uka Tarsadia University, Surat, Gujarat, India

Prasant Kumar, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the C. G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, Department of Fundamental and Applied Science at Uka Tarsadia University, Surat, Gujarat, India. He is the author or co-author of 10 peer-reviewed journal articles and eight conference papers and newsletters. He is a reviewer and an editorial board member of several peer-reviewed journals. He has been an active member of the organizing committees of several national and international seminars and conferences. He previously was an Assistant Professor at Sarder Patel University, Anand, Gujarat, India. Dr. Kumar earned his BSc in agriculture from Acharya N.G Ranga Agriculture University. He received his MSc in biotechnology from the Maharaha Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat, India. His PhD in biochemistry is from the Maharaha Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. He was awarded an Indian Council of Medical Research Fellowship Award for PhD from the Indian council of Medical research, New Delhi, India.

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