1st Edition

Genetic Engineering Recent Developments in Applications

Edited By Dana M. Santos Copyright 2011
    336 Pages
    by Apple Academic Press

    336 Pages
    by Apple Academic Press

    This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

    A common tool in both research and agriculture, genetic engineering involves the direct manipulation of genes. Today’s areas of medical research include genetic engineering to produce vaccines against disease, pharmaceutical development, and the treatment of disease. In agriculture, genetic engineering is used to modify crops and domestic animals to increase their yields, aid in production, and enhance nutritive aspects. This important book covers new research and studies in genetic engineering in the areas of medicine and agriculture.

    Increased Hydrogen Production by Genetic Engineering of Escherichia coli
    Use of the Red-Recombineering Method for Genetic Engineering of Pantoea Ananatis
    Recombination-Mediated Genetic Engineering of a Bacterial Artificial Chromosome Clone of Modified Vaccinia Virus Ankara (MVA) Conserving, Distributing and Managing Genetically Modified Mouse Lines by Sperm Cryopreservation
    c-MycERTAM Transgene Silencing in a Genetically Modified Human Neural Stem Cell Line Implanted into MCAo Rodent Brain
    Evaluation of the Sensitization Rates and Identification of IgE-Binding Components in Wild and Genetically Modified Potatoes in Patients with Allergic Disorders
    Genetically Modified Parthenocarpic Eggplants:Improved Fruit Productivity Under Both Greenhouse and Open Field Cultivation
    Reconstitution of the Myeloid and Lymphoid Compartments After the Transplantation of Autologous and Genetically Modified CD34+ Bone Marrow Cells, Following Gamma Irradiation in Cynomolgus Macaques
    Open Field Trial of Genetically Modified Parthenocarpic Tomato:Seedlessness and Fruit Quality
    Design and Construction of a Double Inversion Recombination Switch for Heritable Sequential Genetic Memory
    Transplantation of Genetically Engineered Cardiac Fibroblasts Producing Recombinant Human Erythropoietin to Repair the Infarcted Myocardium
    Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy Based on the Bone Marrow-Derived Stromal Cells Genetically Engineered to Express sFlt-1 in Mouse Tumor Model
    A Self-Inactivating Retrovector Incorporating the IL-2 Promoter for Activation-Induced Transgene Expression in Genetically Engineered T-cells
    An Inducible and Reversible Mouse Genetic Rescue System
    Hormone-Induced Protection of Mammary Tumorigenesis in Genetically Engineered Mouse Models


    Prof. Dana M. Santos earned an MA in biological anthropology and an MS in biomedical anthropology. Her PhD work concentrates on molecular anthropology, examining population origins and malaria selection in the Pacific. Currently at the State University of New York in Binghamton, she focuses on population and disease genetics. Her publication topics have included the malaria vector in the Pacific, Anopheles punctulatus, the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and Parkinsonism-dementia.