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Attention for Chapter 95: Plant Biotechnology: Transgenic Crops
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Chapter title
Plant Biotechnology: Transgenic Crops
Chapter number 95
Book title
Food Biotechnology
Published in
Advances in biochemical engineering biotechnology, January 2008
DOI 10.1007/10_2008_095
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-54-070535-2, 978-3-54-070536-9

Peter R. Shewry, Huw D. Jones, Nigel G. Halford, Shewry, Peter R., Jones, Huw D., Halford, Nigel G.


Transgenesis is an important adjunct to classical plant breeding, in that it allows the targeted manipulation of specific characters using genes from a range of sources. The current status of crop transformation is reviewed, including methods of gene transfer, the selection of transformed plants and control of transgene expression. The application of genetic modification technology to specific traits is then discussed, including input traits relating to crop production (herbicide tolerance and resistance to insects, pathogens and abiotic stresses) and output traits relating to the composition and quality of the harvested organs. The latter include improving the nutritional quality for consumers as well as the improvement of functional properties for food processing.

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 76 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 3%
New Zealand 1 1%
Argentina 1 1%
Colombia 1 1%
Unknown 71 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 18%
Professor 8 11%
Student > Bachelor 7 9%
Student > Postgraduate 5 7%
Other 15 20%
Unknown 9 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 42 55%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 11%
Engineering 5 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 4%
Chemical Engineering 2 3%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 11 14%