Transgenic Crops V

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Eng Chong Pua, Michael R. Davey
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 16, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 563 pages

Genetic engineering is a powerful tool for crop improvement. The status of crop biotechnology before 2001 was reviewed in Transgenic Crops I-III, but recent advances in plant cell and molecular biology have prompted the need for new volumes.
Following Transgenic Crops IV (2007) dealing with cereals, vegetables, root crops, herbs and spices, this volume, Transgenic Crops V, is devoted to fruit, trees and beverage crops. Fruit crops targeted include banana, citrus, mango, papaya, pineapple, watermelon, avocado, grape, melon, apple, Prunus spp., strawberry, and kiwifruit, while trees include walnut, rubber, eucalyptus, tropical tree legumes, Casuarina glauca and conifers. The section on beverage crops reports studies on coffee, cacao, tea, and sugarcane.
This volume is an invaluable reference for plant breeders, researchers and graduate students in the fields of plant biotechnology, agronomy, horticulture, forestry, genetics, and both plant cell and molecular biology.

 

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Contents

Banana
3
2 Banana Breeding and Molecular Markers
4
3 Identification of Banana Genes
5
4 Tissue Culture
12
5 Genetic Transformation
21
6 Factors Affecting Transgene Expression
23
7 Applications of Transgenic Plants
25
8 Conclusions
26
3 Current Research and Development
284
4 Practical Applications of Transgenic Plants
296
References
300
Strawberry
308
2 Economic Importance
310
3 Current Research and Development
311
4 Practical Applications of Transgenic Plants
319
5 Conclusions and Future Challenges
323

Citrus
35
3 Genetic Improvement
36
4 Tissue Culture
37
5 Genetic Transformation
38
6 Citrus Improvement by Genetic Engineering
42
7 Conclusions
47
Mango
51
2 Cell and Tissue Culture
52
3 Applications of Biotechnology
58
4 Conclusions
66
References
67
Papaya
72
2 Worldwide Threat by PRSV Infection
75
3 A Transgenic Approach for Control of PRSV
76
4 Tissue Culture and Regeneration Techniques
79
5 Micropropagation Techniques
81
6 Methods of Genetic Transformation
84
7 Advances in Molecular Biology
87
8 Conclusions
89
References
90
Pineapple
97
2 Taxonomy and Breeding of Pineapple
98
Application of Biochemical and Molecular Markers
99
4 Biochemical and Molecular Approaches to Flowering and Fruit Production in Pineapple
100
5 Tissue CultureBased Technologies for Pineapple Improvement
102
The Options
111
7 Conclusions
119
References
121
Watermelon
129
3 Watermelon Cultivars and Germplasm
131
4 Breeding Watermelon for Chromosome Doubling
132
5 Genetic Engineering and Watermelon Breeding Purposes
140
6 Production of Haploid and Doubled Haploid Watermelon Plants
150
7 DNA Markers in Watermelon Breeding
152
8 Conclusions and Future Prospects
155
References
156
Avocado
166
2 Breeding and Genetics
168
3 Molecular Genetics
170
4 Micropropagation
173
5 Micrografting for Elimination of Pathogens
176
6 Somatic Embryogenesis
177
7 Protoplast Isolation and Culture
178
8 In Vitro Mutation Induction
179
9 Genetic Transformation
180
10 Cryopreservation
181
11 Conclusions
182
Grape
189
2 Somatic Embryogenesis in Grapes
190
3 Selection Systems Utilizing Grape Cell Cultures
191
4 The International Grape Genome Program
192
5 Genetic Transformation in Viticulture
193
7 Recent Advances in Grape Molecular Biology
198
8 Conclusions
202
Melon
209
2 Molecular Tools Markers and Mapping
211
3 Molecular Characterization of Resistance Genes
216
4 In Vitro Regeneration by Organogenesis and Somatic Embryogenesis from Callus and Protoplasts
218
5 Haploidization Triploids and Somatic Hybridisation
222
7 Genetic Transformation for Disease Resistance
225
8 Genetic Transformation for Desirable Fruit Quality Traits and PostHarvest Behaviour
226
9 Genetic Transformation for Resistance to Salt and Herbicides
229
10 Conclusions
230
References
231
Apple
241
2 Economic Importance
244
3 Current Research and Development
245
4 Practical Applications of Transgenic Plants
263
5 Conclusions and Future Challenges
267
Prunus spp
283
Kiwifruit
329
2 Economic Importance and Genetic Potential
330
3 Molecular Biology
334
4 Genetic Transformation and Functional Genomics
337
5 Current and Future Practical Applications of Biotechnology
340
References
341
Walnuts
349
2 Economic Importance
352
3 Current Research and Development
353
4 Practical Applications of Transgenic Plants
361
5 Conclusions and Future Challenges
363
References
364
Rubber
371
3 Hevea Tissue Culture and Genetic Transformation
372
4 Rubber Trees as Recombinant Protein Factories
374
5 Molecular Genetics for Hevea Improvement
378
6 Biosafety Aspects of Transgenic Hevea
380
7 Conclusions and Future Challenges
381
References
382
Eucalyptus
387
2 Tissue Culture and Genetic Transformation
389
3 Eucalyptus Genomics Research Programs
394
4 Conclusions and Perspectives
401
References
402
Tropical Tree Legumes
407
2 Progress and Prospects of Tree Legume Biotechnology
408
4 Genetic Transformation
419
5 Marker Assisted Breeding
423
6 Genomic and Molecular Biology Studies
424
7 Legume Nodulation and Nitrogen Fixation
425
8 Acacia mangium as a Potential Model Plant for Tree Legumes
426
References
427
II5 Casuarina glauca
432
3 Transgenic Technology
434
4 Transgenic Plants Used to Characterize Early Symbiotic Genes
435
5 Transgenic Casuarinaceae as a Tool for Evolutionary Studies of Symbiotic Genes
437
6 Gene Transfer Technology for the Improvement of C glauca
439
7 Conclusions
442
Conifers
447
2 The Economic Importance of Conifer Plantations
448
3 State of Current Research Including Tissue Culture Propagation Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering
451
4 Potential Applications for Transgenic Conifers in Plantation Forestry
456
5 Social Challenges
459
6 Conclusions
466
Coffee
475
3 Other Tissue Culture Methods
482
4 Micropropagation
485
5 Genetic Transformation
486
6 Conclusions
489
References
490
Cacao
496
A Recent Literature Review
500
3 Future Prospects
511
References
513
Tea
519
2 The Genome
520
4 Tissue Culture
521
5 Genetic Transformation
524
6 Molecular Genetics
525
7 Conclusions
530
References
531
Sugarcane
536
2 Sugarcane Genetic Transformation
540
3 Genetic Improvement
541
4 Factors Affecting Transgene Expression and Performance
546
5 Conclusions and Perspectives
548
References
549
Subject Index
552
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