Plant breeding and biotechnology [electronic resource] : societal context and the future of agriculture / Denis Murphy.
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
1 online resource (453 p.)
- Plant breeding.
Plant breeding -- History.
Plant biotechnology -- History.
- Electronic books.
- Up-to-date assessment of plant breeding and crop improvement; from its origins to present debates on genetically-modified food.
- Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Using this book; Nomenclature and terminology; Measurements and dates; Initials and acronyms; Industrial and developing countries; Abbreviations and glossary; Introduction; Part I The science of plant breeding; 1 Origins of plant breeding; 2 Creating new genetic variation; 3 Modern high-tech breeding; Part II The societal context of plant breeding; 4 Rise of the public sector and the US pioneers; 5 Public sector breeding in the UK; 6 Breeding goes global: the Green Revolution and beyond
Part III Turmoil and transition: the legacy of the 1980s7 Resurgence of the private sector; 8 Emergence of a new crop improvement paradigm; 9 Decline of the public sector; 10 Reaping the consequences; Part IV The agbiotech paradigm; 11 Agbiotech: genes and dreams; 12 The future of transgenic crops I: improving the technology; 13 The future of transgenic crops II: improving the products; Part V Increasing global crop production: the new challenges; 14 Feeding the world - fallacies and realities; 15 The roles of management, subsidies and breeding in crop improvement
Part VI Plant breeding in the twenty-first century16 The future of international plant breeding; 17 Rebalancing our approach to crop improvement; 18 Where do we go from here?; 19 Conclusions and recommendations; Notes; References; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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