About the book
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.