This work integrates basic biotechnological methodologies with up-to-date agricultural practices, offering solutions to specific agricultural needs and problems from plant and crop yield to animal husbandry. It presents and evaluates the limitations of classical methodologies and the potential of novel and emergent agriculturally related biotechnologies.
Table of Contents
Plant biotechnology: clonal germplasm; crop improvement; metabolite production. Microbial agro-biotechnology: biotechnology of plant pest control; biofertilization, fermentation and bioremediation. Livestock biotechnology: germplasm, reproduction and fertility; transgenic livestock - growth, milk and egg production; livestock diseases. Marine biotechnology: fish and marine invertebrates; macro- and micro-algae. Legal and public aspects.
". . .a comprehensive handbook to the application of biotechnology to agricultural and marine production systems. . ..an impressive array of authors.. . . . . .the chapters. . ..make fascinating reading. . .. . . .extensively referenced, with some 3,500 citations in total. . ..will clearly be a valuable reference book for libraries and active research workers. "
---Plant Growth Regulation
"This comprehensive volume deals with virtually every facet of the large field of agricultural biotechnology, including plants, fermenting and lignin-degrading microorganisms, livestock, fish and marine invertebrates, and algae....well worth its price."
---Journal of Plant Physiology