Agriculture & Allied Sciences

Plant Biotechnology, Two-Volume Set
Volume 1: Principles, Techniques, and Applications
Volume 2: Transgenics, Stress Management, and Biosafety Issues


Editors: Bishun Deo Prasad, PhD
Sangita Sahni, PhD
Prasant Kumar, PhD
Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, PhD

Plant Biotechnology, Two-Volume Set

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: January 2018
Hardback Price: $349.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771885829
E-Book ISBN: 9781315213095
Pages: Approx 1275p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 93 color and 43 b/w illustrations

Recent advances in the development of transgenic plants have revolutionized our concepts of sustainable food production, cost-effective alternative energy strategies, microbial biofertilizers and biopesticides, and disease diagnostics through plant biotechnology. As a result, a number of transgenic plants have been developed with improved traits. With the advancement of plant biotechnology, many of the customary approaches are out of date. This new two-volume set, Plant Biotechnology, provides a plethora of current knowledge on new as well as fresh approaches that are necessary to address biological problems in plant food production. The volumes provide an informative tour of plant biotechnology, covering the basics of biotechnology to recent advances, taking a thorough look at applications as well. The editors have brought together a respected group of contributors who address the most recent techniques and their applications in plant biotechnology.

Volume 1 covers the principles, techniques, and applications while Volume 2 delves into transgenics, stress management, and biosafety issues.

The volumes share recent information related to recent methods of genetic transformation, gene silencing, development of transgenic crops, biosafety issues, microbial biotechnology, oxidative stress, plant disease diagnostics and management, and more. Broken into subsections, the two volumes cover:

  • History, scope and importance of plant biotechnology
  • Plant tissue culture
  • Techniques in molecular biology
  • Molecular markers and QTL mapping
  • Genetic transformation
  • Gene silencing in plant
  • Transgenic crops and biosafety
  • Microbial biotechnology
  • Oxidative stress
  • Plant disease diagnostics and management
This two-volume set will be a valuable resource for research and university libraries as well as for the many students engaged in plant biotechnology studies as well as faculty and researchers.

CONTENTS:
Volume 1: Principles, Techniques, and Applications
Preface
PART I: HISTORY, SCOPE AND IMPORTANCE OF PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY
1. History of Biotechnology
Suhail Muzaffar and Bishun Deo Prasad

2. Scope and Importance of Plant Biotechnology in Crop Improvement
Ashish Ranjan and Devanshi Khokhani

3. Scope of Plant Biotechnology in the Developing Countries
Nand K. Sah

PART II: PLANT TISSUE CULTURE
4. Sterilization Technique
Tushar Ranjan, Sangita Sahni, Bishnu Deo Prasad, Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Kumari Rajani, Vijay Kumar Jha, Vaishali Sharma, Mahesh Kumar, and Vinod Kumar

5. Basic Principles and Recent Advances in Anther/Pollen Culture for Crop Improvement
Govinal Badiger Bhaskara

6. Embryo Culture and Endosperm Culture
Manoj Kundu, Jayesh Pathak, and Sangita Sahni

7. Callus Induction
Tushar Ranjan, Bishnu Deo Prasad, Sunita Kumari, Ram Balak Prasad Nirala, Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Vijay Kumar Jha, Vaishali Sharma, Md Shamim, and Anand Kumar

8. Protoplast Isolation and Fusion
Uday Sajja, Tushar Ranjan, and Bishnu Deo Prasad

9. Somaclonal Variation
Ashutosh Pathak and Aruna Joshi

10. Somaclonal Variation: A Tissue Culture Approach to Crop Improvement
Kumari Rajani, Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Tushar Ranjan, Ganesh Patil, and Anand Kumar

PART III: TECHNIQUES IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
11. Restriction Endonucleases
Shiv Shankar, Imran Uddin, and Seyedeh Fatemeh Afzali

12. Ligation of Insert DNA in to Cloning Vector
Tushar Ranjan, Pankaj Kumar, Bishnu Deo Prasad, Sangita Sahni, Vaishali Sharma, Sonam Kumari, Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Mahesh Kumar, Vijay Kumar Jha, and Prasant Kumar

13. Blotting Techniques
Prasant Kumar, Mitesh Dwivedi, ChandraPrakash, Sangita Sahni, and Bishun Deo Prasad

14. Advances in Pcr Technology and RNA Interference
Suhail Muzaffar

15. TILLING: Genome Poking with Diligences and Constraints
G. Thapa and J. G. Hehir

16. Advances in Molecular Techniques to Study Diversity
Prasant Kumar, Mitesh Dwivedi, Mitesh B. Patel, ChandraPrakash, and Bishun Deo Prasad

17. Protein Purification: Science and Technology
Ganesh Patil, Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Tushar Ranjan, and Kumari Rajani

18. Protein-Protein Interaction Detection: Methods and Analysis
Vaishali Sharma, Tushar Ranjan, Pankaj Kumar, Awadhesh Kumar Pal, Vijay Kumar Jha, Sangita Sahni, and Bishun Deo Prasad

PART IV: MOLECULAR MARKERS AND QTL MAPPING
19. Molecular Markers in Plant Biotechnology
Gaurav V. Sanghvi and Gaurav S. Dave

20. Development of Mapping Populations
Anand Kumar, Tushar Ranjan, Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Kumari Rajani, and Chandan Kishore

21. Principles and Practices of Mapping QTLs in Plants
Sunayana Rathi, Akhil Ranjan Baruah, Surojit Sen, and Samindra Baishya

22. Association Mapping: A Tool for Dissecting the Genetic Basis of Complex Traits in Plants
Sweta Sinha, Amarendra Kumar, Renu Kushwah, and Ravi Ranjan Kumar

Index

Volume 2: Transgenics, Stress Management, and Biosafety Issues
Preface
PART I: GENETIC TRANSFORMATION
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, Nimmy M. S., Vijay Kumar Jha, Vaishali Sharma, Prasant Kumar, and Bishun Deo Prasad

Fungal Transformations and Advancements
Varsha Mohan and Sangita Sahni

PART II: GENE SILENCING IN PLANTS
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

PART IV: TRANSGENIC CROPS AND BIOSAFETY
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

PART V: MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
Microbial Biotechnology: Role of Microbes in Sustainable Agriculture
Deepak Kumar, Mahesh Kumar, P. Verma, and Md. Shamim

PART VI: OXIDATIVE STRESS
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

PART VII: PLANT DISEASE DIAGNOSTICS AND MANAGEMENT
Biotechnological Approaches for Plant Disease Diagnosis and Management
Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Ganesh Patil, Kumari Rajani, Shailesh Yadav, Nimmy M. S., and Vinod Kumar

Index


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Bishun Deo Prasad, PhD
Assistant Professor and Scientist, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Bihar Agricultural University, India

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 which have been cited more than 100 times. He has also contributed to one authored book, 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. He has worked at the John Innes Centre (JIC), Norwich, UK, during his PhD, and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Western Ontario University, London, Ontario, Canada. He also worked in V.M.S.R.F., Bangalore as a Scientist and at S. D. Agricultural University, Gujarat, as an Assistant Professor. He has received grants from various funding agencies to carry out his research projects. He is a member secretary of Biosafety committee and member of different committees of Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, India. Dr. Prasad has received several prestigious awards for his work. He earned his BSc (Agriculture) degree from MPKV, Rahuri, Maharashtra, India; his MSc (Agricultural Biotechnology) from Assam Agricultural University; and his PhD from M. S. University from M. S. University, Baroda, Gujarat, India, with a thesis in the field of plant biotechnology.

Sangita Sahni, PhD
Junior Scientist-Cum-Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar, India

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. Dr. Sahni has been awarded several prestigious awards for her contributions in the field of education and plant science. 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). Dr. Sahni acquired a BSc (agriculture) degree from Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India; and an MSc (Agriculture) degree in mycology and plant pathology from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. She received her PhD (agriculture) in plant pathology from the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Subsequently, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Western Ontario University, London, Ontario, Canada.

Prasant Kumar, PhD
Assistant Professor, C. G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, Department of Fundamental and Applied Science, Uka Tarsadia University, Surat, Gujarat, India

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.

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, PhD
Assistant Professor and Scientist. Department of Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, India

Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Scientist in the Department of Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, India, and author or co-author of 31 peer-reviewed research articles, 26 book chapters, two manuals, and 18 conference papers. He has 11 edited books and one authored book to his credit, published by Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, and Apple Academic Press. Dr. Siddiqui has established the international peer-reviewed Journal of Postharvest Technology. He is Editor-in-Chief of two book series (Postharvest Biology and Technology and Innovations in Horticultural Science), published by Apple Academic Press. Dr. Siddiqui is also a Senior Acquisitions Editor in Apple Academic Press, New Jersey, USA, for Horticultural Science. He has been serving as an editorial board member and active reviewer of several international journals. Dr. Siddiqui has received several grants and respected awards for his research work by a number of organizations. He is an active member of the organizing committees of several national and international seminars, conferences, and summits. He is one of key members in establishing the World Food Preservation Center (WFPC), LLC, USA, and is currently an active associate and supporter.




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