1st Edition

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

Edited By Sangita Sahni, Bishun Deo Prasad, Prasant Kumar Copyright 2018
    586 Pages 42 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    608 Pages 42 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    608 Pages 42 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This volume is the second of the new two-volume Plant Biotechnology 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 With the advancements in plant biotechnology, many of the customary approaches are out of date, and an understanding of new updated approaches is needed.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.

    Key features:

    • 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

    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, 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


    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. 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).

    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 and has also contributed to one authored book. He 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 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. He is dynamically involved in teaching graduate and post-graduate courses in biotechnology, plant breeding and genetics, vegetable crops, and horticultural crops.

    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.