CONTENTS:- Introduction; Agricultural biotechnology; Environmentally sound management of biotechnology; Genetically modified technology; Application of gene technology; Potential uses of GM groups; Plant Biopharming; Crop farming; Status and performance of plant biotechnology; Promoting sustainable agriculture and rural development.
This book deals with the plant biotechnology which has created unprecedented opportunities for the manipulation of biological systems of plants. To understand biotechnology, it is essential to know the basic aspects of genes and their organization in the genome of plant cells. It outlines the relevance of plant biotechnology of Indian agriculture and the importance of regulatory and biosafety issues before public acceptance of genetically modified food. It also addresses the benefits and risks, as well as economic and intellectual property right implications of transgenic research.