Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Genetic Transformation in Crops

Edited by Kin-Ying To

Academia Sinica

Due to rapid population growth, climate change, and decreasing natural resources, growing sufficient crops with high productivity, resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses, and other attractive traits is a major challenge. Conventional breeding methods require time-consuming genetic crosses between different parents for multiple generations. By contrast, plant transformation is defined as the insertion of DNA from any organism into the genome of a plant species, and it is considered to be a powerful tool in plant breeding. This book aims to provide professional state-of-the-art information for basic and applied scientists and plant breeders, focusing on key crop plants. Papers related to the principle and application of Agrobacterium-mediated transformation, step-by-step protocols of DNA delivery to the important crop Brassica oleracea and higher-plant chloroplasts, current progress and prospects of virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) in higher plants, improvement of grapevine through biotechnology, and public concern of biosafety issues regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are all included in this book. It should be useful for students, breeders, and researchers in the field of transgenic crops around the world.

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Genetic Transformation in CropsEdited by Kin-Ying To

Published: October 7th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87516

ISBN: 978-1-83962-451-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-450-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-452-0

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation

By Risha Amilia Pratiwi and Muhammad Imam Surya


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2. Grapevine Improvement through Biotechnology

By Devaiah Kambiranda, James Obuya and Janana Snowden


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3. Brassica oleracea Transformation

By Penny Hundleby and Monika Chhetry


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4. Construction and Evaluation of Chloroplast Expression Vectors in Higher Plants

By Po-Yen Chen, Yung-Ting Tsai and Kin-Ying To


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5. RNA Interference: An Overview

By Jitesh Kumar, Khushbu Jain, Priyanka Kumari, Auroshikha Mohanty, Kumari Rajani, Ravi Ranjan Kumar and Tushar Ranjan


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6. RNAi Induced Gene Silencing Journey from Simple dsRNA to High-Throughput Intron Hairpin RNA Construct in Crop Improvement

By Jadhav Pritam Ramesh, Ekatpure Sachin Chandrakant and Wagh Yogesh Sahebrao


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7. Biosafety Issues of Unintended Horizontal Transfer of Recombinant DNA

By Getachew Alamnie and Berhanu Andualem


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