Manual of GM Crops

BCPC  November 2010  

Hardback  216 pp  ISBN 9781901396201      £85.00
If you wish to know

  • where a gene that gives tolerance to a herbicide originated
  • which companies are working in specific areas
  • key promoters
  • the regulatory status of each entry

this information is found in

The GM Crop Manual which is a complementary publication to

The Manual of Biocontrol Agents (fourth edition)


The Pesticide Manual now in its 15th edition.

This new book outlines all the GM products that are currently available to growers and provides a snapshot of the world of GM crops as of October 2010. This field of crop technology is developing very rapidly especially in Africa, Asia and South America.

The Manual is divided into two main sections;

  • Input traits that provide:
    • disease resistance - such as papaya ringspot virus gene (introduces resistance to papaya ringspot virus)
    • herbicide tolerance - such as phosphinothricin actyl transferase gene (introduces tolerance to glufosinate-ammonium)
    • insect resistance
  • Output or quality traits
- such as ACC synthase gene (reduces ethylene accumulation)

In addition, the Introduction covers:

  • global area of biotech crops by country
  • details of input traits covering: insect-resistance traits, herbicide-tolerant traits, mixed traits, nematode-resistant crops, virus-resistant crops and disease-resistant crops
  • details of output traits covering: phytase maize, drought resistance, more efficient photosynthesis, improved nitrogen utilisation, modified starch and oil crops and allergy prevention
  • Plus
    Latin/English and English/Latin species glossary
    Directory of companies.

    To find similar publications, click on a keyword below:
    BCPC : agriculture & forestry : crop protection : crops : genetically modified organisms : herbicides : horticulture : pest control : plant pathology : plant protection

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