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Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food

Edited by Dennis R. Heldman, Dallas G. Hoover, Matthew B. Wheeler 
CRC Press  July 2010  



Hardcover  784 pp  ISBN 9780849350276      £254.00
The Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food provides users with unprecedented access to nearly 200 entries that cover the entire food system, describing the concepts and processes that are used in the production of raw agricultural materials and food product manufacturing. So that users can locate the information they need quickly without having to flip through pages and pages of content, the encyclopedia avoids unnecessary complication by presenting information in short, accessible overviews.

Edited by a respected team of biotechnology experts, this unrivaled resource includes descriptions and interpretations of molecular biology research, including topics on the science associated with the cloning of animals, the genetic modification of plants, and the enhanced quality of foods. It discusses current and future applications of molecular biology, with contributions on disease resistance in animals, drought-resistant plants, and improved health of consumers via nutritionally enhanced foods.

This one-of-a-kind periodical examines regulation associated with biotechnology applications - with specific attention to genetically modified organisms - regulation differences in various countries, and biotechnology€s impact on the evolution of new applications. The encyclopedia also looks at how biotechnology is covered in the media, as well as the biotechnology/environment interface and consumer acceptance of the products of biotechnology. Rounding out its solid coverage, the encyclopedia discusses the benefits and concerns about biotechnology in the context of risk assessment, food security, and genetic diversity.

Contents

PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Herbicide Tolerance
  • Pest Resistance
  • Drought Resistance
  • Detection of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
  • Host-Plant Resistant Crops
  • Biosafety Applications and Considerations

ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Cloning Animals
  • Transgenic Animals
  • Breeding and Genetics
  • Biosafety Considerations
  • Embryo Transfer
  • Regulatory Issues

FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Quality Enhancement
  • Monitoring Methods
  • Labeling
  • Functional Foods
  • Biosensors
  • Consumer Acceptance
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