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  1. Plants, Genes, And Crop Biotechnology
    Plants, Genes, And Crop Biotechnology
    Plants, Genes, And Crop Biotechnology
    Plants, Genes, And Crop Biotechnology
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  2. Plants, Genes, And Crop Biotechnology

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Jones and Bartlett Publishers and the American Society of Plant Biologists have teamed up for the Second Edition of Plants, Genes, and Crop Biotechnology. The essays collected in this text bring together aspects of genetics and plant breeding, molecular biology and genetic engineering, plant development and reproduction, soils and plant nutrition, agro-ecology and the sustainability of agricultural practices, population increases and the difficulty of eradicating hunger, pest control practices and their environmental consequences, and the role of biotechnology in modern crop production.

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Broad coverage of topics related to plant growth. Text is very well written and enjoyable to read, with an adequate amount of pictures and schemes to create strong visual effects. Recommended.
It is a comprehensive approach to agriculturr as a whole. Besides the crop biotechnogy science, it offers an interesting inttoduction to the social side of agriculture. Recommended
This book contains twenty chapters plus a comprehensive index. Each chapter is written by a distinguished individual in his or her field. Each chapter consists of general opening remarks, detailed information about the subject of each chapter, a chapter summary at the end of each chapter, discussion questions and a list of references for further reading. The lead authors have created a text that would serve double duty as either an adequate text for an introductory lower division course on agronomy/plant sciences, or as a supplemental text for an upper division plant biology course which looks at the social and ethical dimensions of biotechnology and genetically modified organisms.

All the contributors share the belief that agricultural biotechnology in its current manifestation is merely an extension of biology in the natural world, and is but one consequence of Watson & Crick's monumental discovery. Chrispeels and Sadava, the two contributors responsible for compiling... Read more
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