Idah Sithole-Niang

University of Zimbabwe

Idah Sithole Niang graduated from Michigan State University, USA. She is a professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Biochemistry, University of Zimbabwe, Africa, where she teaches Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and conducts research on exploiting the biotechnological potential of bacteriophages and bacterial and fungal endophytes. She maintains a keen interest in biotechnology and biosafety issues. She has edited and co-edited several books and is the former chairperson of the University of Zimbabwe Publications Committee.

2books edited

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Latest work with IntechOpen by Idah Sithole-Niang

Genetically Modified Plants and Beyond takes a fresh look at methodologies used in developing crop plants, discusses genome editing, and interrogates the regulatory approaches that different countries are proposing to use to regulate genetically modified (GM) vs genome-edited crop plants. The book focuses on root and tuber crops, ginger, and industrial/oil seed crops. A chapter on the production of pharmaceuticals in plants is also included. Going beyond the usual debate, the book includes case studies from Africa on the adoption of GM crops.

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