Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Genetic Transformation

Edited by María Alvarez, ISBN 978-953-307-364-4, 328 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published September 06, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/868

Genetic transformation of plants has revolutionized both basic and applied plant research. Plant molecular biology and physiology benefit from this power fool, as well as biotechnology. This book is a review of some of the most significant achievements that plant transformation has brought to the fields of Agrobacterium biology, crop improvement and, flower, fruit and tree amelioration. Also, it examines their impact on molecular farming, phytoremediation and RNAi tools.

Prof. María Alvarez

CONICET, Argentina

Dr. María Alejandra Alvarez is a member of the National Council of Research (CONICET- Argentina) in Argentina. She worked at the University of Buenos Aires where she has began her studies on In vitro plant cell cultures for secondary metabolism production in 1986. Since 2001 she has conducted research on molecular farming for producing biopharmaceuticals. In 2005 she moved to the Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Dr. César Milstein (CONICET) where she is currently the director of The Plant Biotechnology group.

Experience

Education

  • 1987 - 1989

    Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires

    Immunology, Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

  • 1990 - 1994

    Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Buenos Aires University, Ciudad de Buenos Aires

    Pharmacy

  • 1976 - 1981

    Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires

    Biochemistry

  • 1987 – 2003

    Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Buenos Aires University, Ciudad de Buenos Aires

    Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

Edited Books

  • Genetic Transformation

    Genetic transformation of plants has revolutionized both basic and applied plant research. Plant molecular biology and physiology benefit from this power fool, as well as biotechnology. This book is a review of some of the most significant achievements that plant transformation has brought to the fields of Agrobacterium biology, crop improvement and, flower, fruit and tree amelioration. Also, it examines their impact on molecular farming, phytoremediation and RNAi tools.

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