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Title Transgenic plants and beyond / volume editor, Marcel Kuntz
Imprint London, United Kingdom : Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, 2018
book jacket
Edition First edition
Descript 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Advances in botanical research ; volume 86
Advances in botanical research ; 86
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 20, 2018)
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Front Cover; Transgenic Plants and Beyond; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Chapter One: Plant Domestication, the Brave Old World of Genetic Modification; 1. Introduction; 2. The ""Domestication Syndrome; 3. The Modern Era; 4. Realizing Genetic Engineering's Potential; 5. Conclusion; Acknowledgement; References; Chapter Two: How Agrobacterium, a Natural Genetic Engineer, Became a Tool for Modern Agriculture; 1. Introduction; 2. Basic Agrobacterium Discoveries and Early Biotechnology Developments; 3. Agrobacterium rhizogenes and Its Use in Biotechnology; 4. The Plast Gene Family
5. Agrobacterium as a Natural Genetic Engineer6. Expression of cT-DNA Genes; 7. On the Origin of Natural Transformants; 8. Conclusion; Acknowledgement; References; Chapter Three: Legal, Regulatory and Labelling Status of Biotech Crops; 1. Introduction: A Recap of Crop Breeding; 2. The Regulatory Backdrop; 2.1. Asilomar Conference; 2.2. The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety; 2.3. Codex Alimentarius; 2.4. World Trade Organization; 2.5. The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC); 2.6. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); 3. Factors That Drive Regulations
3.1. Public Concerns3.2. Public vs Private Funded Research and Products; 3.3. Trade Monopoly; 4. National Biosafety Frameworks (NBFs); 5. The Regulatory Process for Biotech Crops From 'Lab to Table'; 5.1. Stages in Developing a Biotech Crop Product; 5.2. Regulating the Safety of Biotech Crops in Relation to Commercialization; 5.3. Safety Assessment Systems and Processes; 5.4. Risk Assessment and Risk Management; 6. Approved Biotech Crops and Events; 7. The Global Cultivation Status of Biotech Crops; 8. Labelling Status of GMO Foods; 8.1. The Heterogeneous Labelling Situation Around the Globe
8.2. Consequences of Labelling9. GMO Databases; 10. Concluding Remarks; Annex; References; Further Reading; Chapter Four: Regulating Safety of Novel Food and Genetically Modified Crops; 1. Introduction; 2. Basic Principles of Ethical Regulation; 3. Identifying Novelty; 4. Testing Hypotheses of Risk; 4.1. Genome Plasticity; 4.2. Compositional Variability; 4.3. Dormant Pathways; 4.4. History of Safe Use; 5. Plausible Risks of Plant Modification; 6. Risks of Risk Aversion; 7. Transitioning to a Science and Risk-Based Regulatory Model; 8. Conclusions; References; Further Reading
Chapter Five: Assessing the Environmental Safety of Transgenic Plants: Honey Bees as a Case Study1. Introduction; 2. Methods; 2.1. Searching; 2.2. Analyses of Studies; 3. Results; 3.1. Study Types, Publications by Year and by Country; 3.1.1. A Brief Historical Perspective; 3.1.2. Proportion of Studies Under Laboratory and/or Field/Semifield Conditions; 3.1.3. Publications per Country; 3.2. Results of Laboratory Studies; 3.2.1. Effects of PIs; 3.2.2. Effects of Bt Proteins, RNA Interference, and Proteins Conferring Herbicide Tolerance; Assessment of Cry and VIP Insecticidal Proteins
Subject Botany
Botany -- Research
Electronic books
Alt Author Kuntz, Marcel, editor
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