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Genetic Engineering

Basics, New Applications and Responsibilities

Edited by Hugo Barrera-Saldaña

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico

Leading scientists from different countries around the world contributed valuable essays on the basic applications and safety, as well as the ethical and moral considerations, of the powerful genetic engineering tools now available for modifying the molecules, pathways, and phenotypes of species of agricultural, industrial and even medical importance. After three decades of perfecting such tools, we now see a refined technology, surprisingly unexpected applications, and matured guidelines to avoid unintentional damage to our and other species, as well as the environment, while trying to contribute to solve the biological, medical and technical challenges of society and industry. Chapters on thermo-stabilization of luciferase, engineering of the phenylpropanoid pathway in a species of high demand for the paper industry, more efficient regeneration of transgenic soybean, viral resistant plants, and a novel approach for rapidly screening properties of newly discovered animal growth hormones, illustrate the state-of-the-art science and technology of genetic engineering, but also serve to raise public awareness of the pros and cons that this young scientific discipline has to offer to mankind.

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Genetic EngineeringBasics, New Applications and ResponsibilitiesEdited by Hugo Barrera-Saldaña

Published: January 18th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1131

ISBN: 978-953-307-790-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5180-7

Copyright year: 2012

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53990 Total Chapter Downloads

44 Crossref Citations

28 Web of Science Citations

100 Dimensions Citations


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1. Expression of Non-Native Genes in a Surrogate Host Organism

By Dan Close, Tingting Xu, Abby Smartt, Sarah Price, Steven Ripp and Gary Sayler


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2. Gateway Vectors for Plant Genetic Engineering: Overview of Plant Vectors, Application for Bimolecular Fluorescence Complementation (BiFC) and Multigene Construction

By Yuji Tanaka, Tetsuya Kimura, Kazumi Hikino, Shino Goto, Mikio Nishimura, Shoji Mano and Tsuyoshi Nakagawa


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3. Thermostabilization of Firefly Luciferases Using Genetic Engineering

By Natalia Ugarova and Mikhail Koksharov


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4. Genetic Engineering of Phenylpropanoid Pathway in Leucaena leucocephala

By Bashir M. Khan, Shuban K. Rawal, Manish Arha, Sushim K. Gupta, Sameer Srivastava, Noor M. Shaik, Arun K. Yadav, Pallavi S. Kulkarni, O. U. Abhilash, SantoshKumar, Sumita Omer, Rishi K. Vishwakarma, Somesh Singh, R. J. Santosh Kumar, Prashant Sonawane, Parth Patel, C. Kannan, Shakeel Abbassi


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5. Genetic Engineering of Plants for Resistance to Viruses

By Richard Mundembe, Richard F. Allison and Idah Sithole-Niang


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6. Strategies for Improvement of Soybean Regeneration via Somatic Embryogenesis and Genetic Transformation

By Beatriz Wiebke-Strohm, Milena Shenkel Homrich, Ricardo Luís Mayer Weber, Annette Droste and Maria Helena Bodanese-Zanettini


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7. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology of Growth Hormones

By Jorge Angel Ascacio-Martínez and Hugo Alberto Barrera-Saldaña


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8. Genetically Engineered Virus-Vectored Vaccines – Environmental Risk Assessment and Management Challenges

By Anne Ingeborg Myhr and Terje Traavik


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9. Genetic Engineering and Moral Responsibility

By Bruce Small


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