Plant science is one of the fundamental subjects to begin with. Biotechnology has given it a force to get modified into an applied field known as plant biotechnology. Plant tissue culture is widely used for direct commercial applications. Metabolic engineering of plants promises to create new opportunities in agriculture, environmental applications, production of chemicals and even medicine. Therefore, molecular techniques encompassing the use of plants are being focused in this era. The main aim of this book is to provide readers about the applied aspects of plant biotechnology.
Plant biotechnology allows the transfer of a greater variety of genetic information in a more precise and controlled way. The potential for improving plant productivity and its proper use in agriculture relies largely on newly developed molecular markers. Recently number of methods has been developed related to genetics of specific plant traits; few of them are described in this book. Such relevant methods can be used to determine the markers that can be tested in plant species. These techniques enable the selection of successful genotypes and cloning of favourable traits of transgenic importance to agriculture industry.
The impact of biotechnology on crop improvement is introduced with the help of suitable examples. The book is describing the basic aspects of IPR as well. The book format is designed in order to help the reader to grasp and understand the complexity of plant biotechnology.
The aim of this book is to serve as a comprehensive plant biotechnology textbook as well as a wide-ranging reference book and imparting high value to graduate students and research scholars.
Sameer S. Bhagyawant