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Plant Molecular Genetics, 1st edition

  • Monica A Hughes

Published by Pearson (June 14th 1996) - Copyright © 1996

1st edition

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This text, concisely sets out the fundamentals required by students in this rapidly growing field.
Plant Molecular Genetics is split into four parts: the first deals with the structure and inheritance of plant genomes; the second with the biology of Agrobacterium tumefaciens and its use in plant transformation; the third with key topics in plant molecular biology, including nitrogen fixation, the effect of light on plant development, flowering, breeding systems and disease resistance. The final section provides an overview of plant biotechnology, including a discussion of its future prospects.

Table of contents

I. PART ONE: Plant genome structure.
1 Nuclear genome.
2. The inheritance of nuclear genes.
3. Chloroplast genome.
4. Mitochondria.
5. Transposable elements.
II. PART TWO: Agrobacterium tumefaciens.
6. Agrobacterium tumefaciens.
7. Ti Plasmid as a vector for plant transformation.
III. PART THREE: Plant molecular biology.
8. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation.
9. Tissue-specific expression of plant genes: seed storage protein genes.
10. Effect of light on plant development.
11. Flowering.
12. Breeding systems.
13. Reaction of plant to changes in the environment.
14. The molecular biology of disease and pest resistance .
IV PART FOUR: An introduction to plant biotechnology.
15. Transgenic plants.
16. Prospects for plant biotechnology.

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