Best Reference Books – Plant Genetic Engineering

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Plant Genetic Engineering subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Plant Genetic Engineering along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Plant Genetic Engineering subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Plant Genetic Engineering" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Chromosome Engineering in Plants: Genetics, Breeding, Evolution (Developments in Plant Genetics and Breeding)” by P K Gupta and T Tsuchiya

“Chromosome Engineering in Plants: Genetics, Breeding, Evolution (Developments in Plant Genetics and Breeding)” Book Review: This book introduces chromosome research on plants with its aspects. The first part covers everything of chromosome research and genetic engineering in crop improvement. The second part includes information on cytogenetics of cereals and millets like wheat, barley, maize. A chapter on molecular biology is present in the book. The book highlights the cytogenetics of plant materials which includes legumes, sugar crops, forage crops and fibre crops with ornamentals. This will be suitable for many workers and satisfy their needs.

2. “Plant Genetic Engineering” by John H Dodds

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“Plant Genetic Engineering” Book Review: This book explains the techniques of plant genetic research and applications of genetic engineering of crop plants such as potatoes. Topics like genetic modification of plants, protoplast fusion and Agrobacterium are mentioned in the book. Viruses and vectors for plant genes are included here. It discusses how to improve the agricultural and industrial processes. This will act as a reference for students, research workers and technicians in the field of botany, biochemistry and biotechnology. Even the scientists of biochemistry and agriculture will find this text useful. Different applications of plant genetic engineering is also covered here.

3. “Plant Genetic Engineering: Volume 1 (Plant Biotechnology Series)” by D Grierson

“Plant Genetic Engineering: Volume 1 (Plant Biotechnology Series)” Book Review: This book introduces plant biotechnology and offers agriculture and horticulture. It explains the quality of fresh and processed plant products. It also helps in directed plant breeding. This book will be suitable for those people engaged in research on transgenic plants in the academic and commercial sector. The first part focuses on plant genes, transfer from one organism to another and evaluation of transgenic crops. It discusses the crops resistant to viruses and herbicides. It covers the protein products to correct cellular location. It mentions plant physiology, cell and molecular biology and genetic engineering of plants.

4. “Plant Genetic Engineering (Subcellular Biochemistry)” by B B Biswas and J Robin Harris

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“Plant Genetic Engineering (Subcellular Biochemistry)” Book Review: This book provides information on plant molecular biology and genetic engineering. It covers plant cell transformation and recent advances in it. It highlights the molecular plant growth hormone, signal transduction and light mediated expression. Genetic engineering of crop plants and trees are also present in the book.

5. “Plant Biotechnology: The Genetic Manipulation of Plants” by Slater

“Plant Biotechnology: The Genetic Manipulation of Plants” Book Review: This book explains the balanced technology of genetic manipulation of plants, growth and cultivation of plants. Different case studies of the manipulation of plants are illustrated in the text. It describes how to yield crop plants and its improvement. Selective plant breeding and hybridization are also covered in the book. It further explains how this genetic manipulation is implemented and their tools for plant breeding. Different themes and strategies are present in the book to cover plant biotechnology.

6. “Genetic Engineering of Plant Secondary Metabolism (Recent Advances in Phytochemistry)” by Helen A Stafford and Gary W Kuroki

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“Genetic Engineering of Plant Secondary Metabolism (Recent Advances in Phytochemistry)” Book Review: This book introduces secondary metabolism in plants and their records by molecular biologists. New technologies of exploitation of plant chemistry are covered in this text. Different questions and solved answers are present in the book. This text explains a deflating experience of plant secondary metabolism. The book mentions complex biosynthetic pathways in a plant genome.

7. “Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering” by C M Govil and Ashok Aggarwal

“Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering” Book Review: This book highlights the molecular basis of genetics, nucleic acids, synthesis of DNA, mutation and chromosome mapping. Linking of foreign DNA, vectors, DNA sequencing, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics are mentioned in the book. It covers topics like bioinformatics, tissue culture, morphogenesis, differentiation and protoplast. Somatic embryogenesis, haploid production, vitro pollination and fertilization are all included in the book.

8. “Particle Bombardment for Genetic Engineering of Plants (Biotechnology Intelligence Unit)” by Paul Christou

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“Particle Bombardment for Genetic Engineering of Plants (Biotechnology Intelligence Unit)” Book Review: This book explains the method of particle bombardment. It discusses how to introgress foreign genes into many cultivated crops. Genetic manipulation is also present in the book. It includes everything and all techniques and applications of particle bombardment.

9. “Encyclopaedia Of Plant Breeding And Genetic Engineering” by Dr Subhojeet Das

“Encyclopaedia Of Plant Breeding And Genetic Engineering” Book Review: This book focuses on the principles and methods of plant breeding. Genetic modification methods are covered in the book to develop new plant and microbial strains. Information on genetic engineering and biomass production is also discussed here.

10. “Genetic Engineering: Principles and Methods” by Jane K Setlow

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“Genetic Engineering: Principles and Methods” Book Review: This book covers modern genetics with genetic engineering. Information on gene therapy research, genetic mapping, plant science and technology are mentioned in the book. It contains transport protein biochemistry and viral vectors in gene therapy. It highlights analysis of MicroRNAs, dormancy, cell cycle, peptide and signalling water stresses. Salt tolerance, gene cloning, and its mechanisms are mentioned in the book. It is a good reference for academics, bench scientists and industry professionals engaged in this field.

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