1st Edition

Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food (Print)




ISBN 9780849350276
Published July 16, 2010 by CRC Press
784 Pages

USD $555.00

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Book Description

The Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food provides users with unprecedented access to nearly 200 entries that cover the entire food system, describing the concepts and processes that are used in the production of raw agricultural materials and food product manufacturing. So that users can locate the information they need quickly without having to flip through pages and pages of content, the encyclopedia avoids unnecessary complication by presenting information in short, accessible overviews.

Addresses Environmental Issues & Sustainability in the Context of 21st Century Challenges

Edited by a respected team of biotechnology experts, this unrivaled resource includes descriptions and interpretations of molecular biology research, including topics on the science associated with the cloning of animals, the genetic modification of plants, and the enhanced quality of foods. It discusses current and future applications of molecular biology, with contributions on disease resistance in animals, drought-resistant plants, and improved health of consumers via nutritionally enhanced foods.

Uses Illustrations to Communicate Essential Concepts & Visually Enhance the Text

This one-of-a-kind periodical examines regulation associated with biotechnology applications—with specific attention to genetically modified organisms—regulation differences in various countries, and biotechnology’s impact on the evolution of new applications. The encyclopedia also looks at how biotechnology is covered in the media, as well as the biotechnology/environment interface and consumer acceptance of the products of biotechnology. Rounding out its solid coverage, the encyclopedia discusses the benefits and concerns about biotechnology in the context of risk assessment, food security, and genetic diversity.

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    Table of Contents

    PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Herbicide Tolerance
    Pest Resistance
    Drought Resistance
    Detection of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
    Host-Plant Resistant Crops
    Biosafety Applications and Considerations
    ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Cloning Animals
    Transgenic Animals
    Breeding and Genetics
    Biosafety Considerations
    Embryo Transfer
    Regulatory Issues
    FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Quality Enhancement
    Monitoring Methods
    Labeling
    Functional Foods
    Biosensors
    Consumer Acceptance

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    Reviews

    … authoritative essays from the biotechnological realm and frontier. … The articles are good choices and are superbly written and displayed in alphabetical order. … Summing Up: Highly recommended.
    CHOICE, January 2011