This text outlines the techniques available in plant molecular biology and their practical applications. Details of useful protocols are included, but the emphasis is on the identification and definition of the major opportunities to apply molecular biology in the agricultural and plant sciences.
1 Identification of plants using molecular techniques. 2 Estimation of genetic variation in plants using molecular techniques. 3 Molecular markers in plant improvement. 4 Plant transformation. 5 Useful routine protocols in plant molecular biology.