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New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Crop Improvement through Microbial Biotechnology

1st Edition - February 20, 2018

Editors: Ram Prasad, Sarvajeet Singh Gill, Narendra Tuteja

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 4 - 6 3 9 8 7 - 5
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 4 - 6 3 9 8 8 - 2

Crop Improvement through Microbial Biotechnology explains how certain techniques can be used to manipulate plant growth and development, focusing on the cross-kingdom transfer… Read more

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Crop Improvement through Microbial Biotechnology explains how certain techniques can be used to manipulate plant growth and development, focusing on the cross-kingdom transfer of genes to incorporate novel phenotypes in plants, including the utilization of microbes at every step, from cloning and characterization, to the production of a genetically engineered plant. This book covers microbial biotechnology in sustainable agriculture, aiming to improve crop productivity under stress conditions. It includes sections on genes encoding avirulence factors of bacteria and fungi, viral coat proteins of plant viruses, chitinase from fungi, virulence factors from nematodes and mycoplasma, insecticidal toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis, and herbicide tolerance enzymes from bacteria.