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Transgenic Crops

Kin-Ying To

Academia Sinica


DNA delivery Agrobacterium Bombardment Pollen tube Genetic engineering Molecular farming Vector construction New selection markers Marker-free vectors Promoters Chloroplast transformation Plastid transformation GMO Risk assessment

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Due to the rapid population growth, climate change, decreasing natural resources and so on, growing sufficient crops with high productivity, resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses, and other attractive traits is a major challenge. Conventional breeding method requires time-consuming genetic crosses between different parents for multiple generations. By contrast, plant transformation is defined by insertion of DNA from any organism into the genome of a plant species, and it is considered as 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. We welcome submission of papers related to methods of DNA delivery to crops, current progress and prospects for transformation of important crops, development of plant transformation tools (such as new vectors, new selection markers, marker-free vectors, promoters, etc.), chloroplast transformation and biotechnology, molecular farming, public concern and regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMO), etc. This book will highlight the development and impact of transgenic crops throughout the world.

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Date completed: September 30th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: December 20th 2019

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Review results due: March 9th 2020

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About the editor

Kin-Ying To

Academia Sinica

Dr. Kin-Ying To received a Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Botany, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 1990. After postdoctoral training at Chang-Gung University (Taiwan), Harvard University (Boston, USA), and Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Dr. To joined the Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, in 1999. Currently, Dr. To is working as an Associate Research Specialist. Dr. To has published around 27 research articles and reviews, three book chapters, and has also received two patents. In addition, Dr. To has served as a reviewer for a range of journals. Since 2008, Dr. To has been operating and developing the Plant Transformation Core for herbal, floricultural and crop plants at the Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center of Academia Sinica. Research interests in Dr. To’s lab include plant tissue culture and genetic engineering in valuable medicinal and crop plants, Agrobacterium-mediated transformation, molecular breeding and plant biotechnology.

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