Transgenic Horticultural Crops: Challenges and Opportunities

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781420093780: Transgenic Horticultural Crops: Challenges and Opportunities
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

As the world debates the risks and benefits of plant biotechnology, the proportion of the global area of transgenic field crops has increased every year, and the safety and value continues to be demonstrated. Yet, despite the success of transgenic field crops, the commercialization of transgenic horticultural crops (vegetables, fruits, nuts, and ornamentals) has lagged far behind. Transgenic Horticultural Crops: Challenges and Opportunities examines the challenges for the creation and commercialization of horticultural biotechnology and identifies opportunities, strategies, and priorities for future progress.

A "must read" for anyone working in the fields of genetic engineering or plant breeding, for policy makers, educators, students, and anyone interested in the issues of genetic engineering of fruits, vegetables and ornamentals, this book covers:

  • Past achievements, newest developments, and current challenges in transgenic fruit, nut, vegetable, ornamental, and pharmaceutical crops
  • Reviews transgenic horticultural crops in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia
  • Hurdles to the commercialization of transgenic technology in economics and marketplace, consumer acceptance, intellectual property right protection, public–private partnership, and regulation
  • Critical evaluation of the benefits and risks of genetically engineered horticultural crops, including risk assessment and transgene containment
  • Presents case studies and an industry perspective on transgenic horticultural crops

The production and commercialization of transgenic horticultural crops is an enormous task―its progress and realization require an informed research community, horticultural industry, government, and body of consumers. To aid in this effort, this book provides facts, analyses and insights by leading experts in this field to inform a wide audience of students, agricultural and genetic professionals, and the interested public. Part of the global conversation on the pros and cons of transgenic foods, Transgenic Horticultural Crops aims to stimulate more interest and discussion on the subject and to promote the development of safe and sustainable genetically modified horticultural crop varieties.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Dr. Beiquan Mou is currently a Research Plant Geneticist with the Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, Salinas, California. He obtained his Ph. D. degree in plant breeding and genetics from Oregon State University in 1993. Then he worked on the mechanism and inheritance of self- and interspecific-incompatibility in Nicotiana at University of Misourri-Columbia, and carried out postdoctoral research on the transgenic modification of cornstarch structure and functionality at Iowa State University. Since 2001, Dr. Mou has been conducting research on the genetics and breeding of lettuce and spinach for disease and insect resistance, nutritional improvement, and horticultural traits. He has released 15 lettuce and spinach varieties possessing unique traits, improved quality, new genes, and/or disease or insect resistance. He currently serves as chairs of the USDA Leafy Vegetable Crop Germplasm Committee and Vegetable Breeding Working Group of American Society for Horticultural Science. He is sought out for consultation nationally and internationally by other researchers, government agencies, industry, and media.

Dr. Ralph Scorza is a Research Horticulturist and Lead Scientist for the Genetic Improvement of Fruit Crops Research Unit at the USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, West Virginia. He received a BS in agronomy and MS degree in Fruit Crops, both at the University of Florida, and received his Ph.D. in genetics and plant breeding at Purdue University in 1979. The broad objectives of his research program at the USDA are to develop stone fruit (Prunus) germplasm with improved fruit quality, resistance to biotic and abiotic stress, and improved tree growth habits for high yielding, mechanically integrated orchard systems. His breeding program combines classical and molecular approaches.

He has released nine stone fruit varieties developed through conventional breeding. His genetic engineering work has included the successful development of disease resistant grapes, pears and plum. The genetically engineered plum pox virus resistant plum cultivar ‘HoneySweet’ developed by Dr. Scorza and his colleagues is the first genetically engineered temperate fruit crop to be deregulated and approved by APHIS, FDA and EPA in the U.S.

Dr. Scorza is a recipient of the Arthur S. Flemming Award, was selected as an ARS-NAA Senior Research Scientist of the Year. He has been co-recipient of three Secretary of Agriculture Honor Awards. He has authored over 190 research publications and is a Fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Beiquan Mou (Editor), Ralph Scorza (Editor)
Published by Taylor & Francis (2011)
ISBN 10: 1420093789 ISBN 13: 9781420093780
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX1420093789

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Published by CRC Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1420093789 ISBN 13: 9781420093780
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CRC Press, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1420093789

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 56.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by CRC Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1420093789 ISBN 13: 9781420093780
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CRC Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111420093789

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 84.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Beiquan Mou
ISBN 10: 1420093789 ISBN 13: 9781420093780
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookshub
(Karol Bagh, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. US edition. Perfect condition. Customer satisfaction our priority. Seller Inventory # ABE-FEB-85438

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 112.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Beiquan Mou
ISBN 10: 1420093789 ISBN 13: 9781420093780
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
EBOOKSTORE2010
(New Delhi, ND, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: Brand New. New. US edition. Customer Satisfaction guaranteed!!. Seller Inventory # SHUB85438

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 112.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Beiquan Mou
ISBN 10: 1420093789 ISBN 13: 9781420093780
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Basi6 International
(Irving, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: Brand New. New, US edition. Excellent Customer Service. Seller Inventory # ABEUSA-85438

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 116.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Mou
ISBN 10: 1420093789 ISBN 13: 9781420093780
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
firstbookstore
(New Delhi, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: Brand New. Brand New Original US Edition, Perfect Condition. Printed in English. Excellent Quality, Service and customer satisfaction guaranteed!. Seller Inventory # AIND-48149

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 124.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Mou B.
ISBN 10: 1420093789 ISBN 13: 9781420093780
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookshub
(Karol Bagh, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. US edition. Perfect condition. Customer satisfaction our priority. Seller Inventory # ABE-FEB-85439

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 126.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Mou B.
ISBN 10: 1420093789 ISBN 13: 9781420093780
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
EBOOKSTORE2010
(New Delhi, ND, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: Brand New. New. US edition. Customer Satisfaction guaranteed!!. Seller Inventory # SHUB85439

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 126.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Mou
ISBN 10: 1420093789 ISBN 13: 9781420093780
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Romtrade Corp.
(STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New Original US Edition.We Ship to PO BOX Address also. EXPEDITED shipping option also available for faster delivery.This item may ship fro the US or other locations in India depending on your location and availability. Seller Inventory # AUSBNEW-48149

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 130.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book