Biotechnology: Cracking New Pastures
Breathtaking Progress has been made in biotechnology in the past 20 years. The global biotechnology industry is now at the initiation of a technology curve whose growing potential seems limitless. It is the next driver of innovation and economic growth. This cutting edge technology is already beginning to usher in complex, rapidly emerging and far reaching new changes in several areas, particularly food and nutrition, security, healthcare and environmental sustainability. It has sparked several discoveries. The Present Book Biotechnology : Cracking New Pastures discusses selected topics to provide the reader a sound knowledge of selected areas in different guises, ranging from Lectins, RNAi, Bacterial biosorption of heavy metals, Increasing yield potential of grain legumes, Science of Omics, Endophytic fungi; advances in DNA transfer, Prions, Chemistry and Functions of No, etc. Each topic is written by an expert and offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on pertinent topic. Most of these topics are sought after by researchers and students at the graduate as well as postgraduate levels. Each chapter discusses the current status. The Strength of this book is profusely used images and extensive literature citation. To give a snapshot of state-of-art research in the related area where things move faster then anywhere else is next to impossible. Several authors asd co-authors have worked on this project and although we tried to find a more or less uniform style, the authors with their unique views and values are still recognizable. Certain to became the standard reference for biotechnologists, molecular biologists, breeders, applied biologists a must for teachers and students engaged in teaching and research in physiology and plant science, the book is the definitive source for those who are keen to remain updated with the recent advances in biotechnology
C P Malik
CP Malik has 50 years of experience of Teaching and Research in Genetic Molecular Biology, Molecular Plant Physiology and Plant Biotechnology in several Universities in India and abroad. He has published more then 400 research papers, several reviews and books in the above subject. Malik is recipient of several awards and is fellow of several Academic including Indian national Science Academy (FNA) and Academy of Ag. Science (FNAAS). He is widely travelled and has visited several countries.
Aman Verma is working a senior lecturer in Biotechnologyin the school go |Life Sciences, Jaipur National University, jaipur for the past 7 yearsa. She obtained hir Master degree in Biotechnology from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra and got advanced training in Plant tissue culture from CRAPTC, Hissar. Earlier she did project from Central Institute for Leprosy, Agra on PCR-RFLP of 16s rRNA spacer region. Aman has published several research papers and review articles in journals of repute and is currently engaged in developing protocols of micro propagation of Oilseeds and medicinal plants Her interests centre on micro propagation and combating Heavy Metal stresses in crop species.
Preface vii List of Contributors ix 1. Lectins: Their Proposed Biological Functions 1 Rekha Kansal, Akhilesh Kumar, K. R. Koundal and V K Gupta 2. Physiological Aspects of Drought Tolerance in Arid Legumes 19 B K Garg 3. RNA Interference: Its Concept and Application in Crop Plants 33 Gulzar S Sanghera, Shabir H Wani, Manjit S. Gill, Prem Lal Kashyap & Satbir S Gosal 4 bacterial Biosorption of Heavy Metals 79 Sedky H.A. Hassan, Yasser Mohmoud Awad, Mohanned Humayun Kabir, Sang Eun Oh and In Ho Joo 5. Influence of Herbicides on Biological Processes in Grain Legumes 111 Virender Sardana and Pushp Sharma 6. Science of Omics 143 Ritu mahajan 7. Increasing Yield Potential of Grain Legumes: Physiological Determinants in Relation of Cereals 173 Pushp Sharma and Virender Sardana 8. Endophytic Fungi: A Biological Agent 195 Karitikeya Tiwari, Mukesh K. Upadhayay and Payal Lodha 9. DNA Delivery methods to Raise Transgenics 207 CP Malik, Sarita Bhuradia and Aman Verma 10. NITRIC Oxide (No): A Versatile Gaseous Hormone 229 Aman Verma, C P Malik, Varsha Chaturvedi and V K Gupta 11. Prions: The Lethal Proteins-Revised 301 C P Mailk, Chitra Wadhwani, Versha Chaturvedi and Yaksha Singh 12. NONI (Morinda Citrifolia.)-A Hope in a Bottle 345 A. R. Malik. S.H. Wani and B.N. Dar Index 361