Farrukh Jamal

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University

Dr. Farrukh Jamal is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad, India. He has over 16 years of teaching experience and more than 20 years of research experience in the area of biochemistry which includes reproductive biochemistry, plant proteins and enzymes in waste water treatment and insect pest management of agriculturally important food crops. Associated with mentoring students of Biochemistry at Master’s level, his research interest includes designing strategies / approaches in purifying and characterizing inexpensive peroxidases from easily available natural resources which could provide an insight into overcoming the limitations in current wastewater treatment strategies. His contribution also includes characterizing novel defense proteins / proteinacious protease inhibitors present in plants. Dr. Jamal has several independent projects, he participated in several seminars and conferences and published his work in internationally acclaimed books and journals. He has been bestowed with fellowship from CSIR, India. Dr. Jamal has several quality publications to his credit and has edited several books.

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This collection presents various interesting aspects of genetic engineering. Many thought-provoking queries like "Is gene revolution an answer to the world hunger? Do GM crops with more complex transformation contribute to the enrichment of multinationals? Why the US increases food aids?" have been analyzed. Transformation protocols and retrieval of recombinants are essential to the success of genetic engineering. The book throws light on new transformation strategies which can be used to increase the transformation efficiency in most plant species. Genetic engineering offers potentially viable solution to look for alternatives beyond Bt toxins with similar pattern of toxicity. An interesting chapter is dedicated to in vitro fig regeneration and transformation systems. To address the long juvenile phase of fruit trees, the book includes a chapter on plant breeding technique that can significantly shorten the breeding periods. The book dwells on aspects of genome editing which will enable researchers to produce transgenic plants in a more convenient and safer way to genetic modification of stem cells holding significant therapeutic promise to treat complications of diabetes and obesity. I hope this book will serve as a seed for further investigations and novel innovations in the area of genetic engineering.

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