This book summarises various aspects of plant biotechnology and is divided into 27 chapters. This edition discusses: plant cell culture and development, plant tissue culture, micropropagation, germplasm storage, haploid plants, triploid plants, in vitro pollination and fertilisation, protoplast isolation and culture, somatic cell hybridisation, synthetic seeds, plant breeding, plant derived vaccines, genetically modified foods, improving photosynthesis and crop yield, insect resistant plants, fungus resistant plants, virus resistant plants, ornamental plants, medicinal plants, recombinant DNA, molecular markers, intellectual property rights. Chapters on nanotechnology for micronutrients in soil-plant systems are a unique feature of the book.
1. Plant biotechnology: A review 2. Plant cell culture and development 3. Plant tissue culture 4. Micropropagation 5. Germplasm storage 6. Haploid plants 7. Triploid plants 8. In vitro pollination and fertilisation 9. Protoplast isolation and culture 10. Somatic cell hybridisation 11. Synthetic seeds 12. Plant bleeding 13 Plant derived vaccines 14. Genetically modified foods 15. Improving photosynthesis and crop yield 16. Insect resistant plants 17. Fungus resistant plants 18. Virus resistant plants 19. Plant biotechnology in ornamental plants 20. Modification of flower colour using genetic engineering 21. Biotechnology in production of medicinal plants 22. Recombinant DNA 23. Molecular markers in plant biotechnology 24. Plant biotechnology and climate change 25. Nanotechnology for micronutrients in soil-plant systems 26. Nanotechnology in plants 27. Intellectual property rights