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1st Edition

Microbial Biotechnology in Horticulture, Vol. 2

Edited By

R C Ray


O.P. Ward

ISBN 9781578085170
Published January 1, 2008 by CRC Press
366 Pages

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Book Description

Plant genetic engineering has revolutionized our ability to produce genetically improved plant varieties. Large proportions of our major crops have undergone genetic improvement through the use of recombinant DNA technology, and micro-organisms play an important role in this development. The book focuses on genetic engineering of plants for horticulture.

Table of Contents

Plant Genetic Engineering: General Applications, Legislations and Issues; Plant Genetic Engineering: Horticultural Applications; Plant Genetic Engineering: A Tip of Microbial Iceberg; Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria: Significance in Horticulture; Mycorrhizal Symbiosis -An Indispensable: Component of the Plant Culture; Application of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in the Production of Fruits and Ornamental Crops; Baculoviruses: Molecular Biology and Advances in Their Development as Biological Pest Control Agents in Agriculture and Horticulture; Natural Antimicrobials to Improve Storage and Shelf Life of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Cut Flowers; Mycotoxins in Fruits and Fruit-derived Products-An Overview

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Ray, R C ; Ward, O.P.