Agrobiotechnology Books

  • Multilingual glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture. Glossaire multilingue de la biotechnologie pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture. Glos

    This CD-ROM contains the Arabic, English, French ,Spanish and Russian versions of the FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (ISBN 978-92-5-0061795). It provides consolidated, comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible list of terms and acronyms used regularly in biotechnology and its application to food and agriculture. The ...

  • Socio-economic impacts of non-transgenic biotechnologies in developing countries. The case of plant micropropagation in Africa

    Biotechnologies can play an important role in the food crisis. This document, focusing on non-transgenic biotechnologies, provides information for policy-makers, particularly in developing countries, to set priorities and adopt effective and efficient strategies to address food insecurity and ...

  • Glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture. A revised and augmented edition of the

    This' Glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture' provides a consolidated, comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible list of terms and acronyms that are used regularly in biotechnology and its application to food and agriculture. It is intended to provide a convenient reference source for researchers, students and technicians, particularly ...

  • Multilingual glossary of biotechnology for food and agriculture. Glossaire multilingue de la biotechnologie pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture. Glos

    This CD-ROM contains the Arabic, English, French and Spanish versions of the FAO Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture (ISBN 978-92-5-104683-8). . It provides consolidated, comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible list of terms and acronyms used regularly in biotechnology and its application to food and agriculture. The Multilingual ...

  • Role of biotechnology in exploring and protecting agricultural genetic resources, (The) (En)

    This publication provides an up-to-date overview of the current status of the world's genetic resources for food and agriculture; of the use of biotechnology tools for characterizing and conserving these genetic resources, and of the many specific issues involved in using them for these purposes in developing countries. It brings together papers ...

  • Results from the FAO Biotechnology Forum. Background and dialogue on selected issues (En)

    Series: FAO Research and Technology PapersThis publication presents the background and summary documents from a series of six moderated e-mail conferences hosted by the FAO Biotechnology Forum from 2002 to 2005, relating to agricultural biotechnology for the crop, forestry, animal, fisheries and agro-industry sectors in developing countries. Three ...

  • State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04, (The) (En)

    Series: FAO Agriculture SeriesThe 'State of Food and Agriculture 2003-04' explores the potential of agriculture biotechnology - especially transgenic crops - to meet the needs of the poor. It is found that agricultural biotechnology can help the poor by reducing reliance on toxic agricultural chemicals, lowering production costs for farmers, ...

  • Agricultural biotechnology for developing countries. Results of an electronic forum (En) Agricultural biotechnology for developing countries. Results

    Series: FAO Research and Technology PapersThis publication presents the report of the first six e-mail conferences hosted by the FAO Electronic Forum on Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture from March 2000 to May 2001. Each conference was moderated, lasted approximately two months and focused on agricultural biotechnology in developing countries. ...

  • Report of the Panel of Eminent Experts on Ethics in Food and Agriculture. Second session, 18-20 March 2002 (En)

    Series: Non-series titlesThe independent Panel was established by FAO to advise the Organization and raise public awareness of ethical considerations associated with such vital issues as food security for present and future generations and sustainable management of the earth's limited resources. The Panel's contribution both to the work of FAO and ...

  • Law and modern biotechnology. Selected issues of relevance to food and agriculture (En)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesThe rapid progress of modern biotechnology has given rise to new legislative needs in order to safeguard human health and the environment while at the same time taking advantage of the opportunities offered by biotechnology. Recent years have seen important new legislation being adopted and older law amended in order ...

  • Plant Kairomones in Insect Ecology and Control

    The nature of the coevolutionary process that produced the interactions between plant kairomones and insect sensory organs suggests that kairomones can be employed for insect control in a variety of baits and traps. This book discusses the major theoretical approaches to the subject, as well as a number of specific applications in pest ...

  • Concepts in Mycorrhizal Research

    Mycorrhiza will be the focus of research and study for the coming decade. Successful survival and maintenance of plant cover is mostly dependent on mycorrhization. During the last decade about ten books have appeared on various aspects of mycorrhiza, including two on methodology. The present book has been compiled to give a complete and ...

  • Transplant Production in the 21st Century

    The outstanding points of this book are: 1) it is the first book focused on transplant production in closed systems, 2) many of the authors are acknowledged as the experts in their designated research area, and 3) the book covers both biological and engineering aspects of transplant production, and therefore, 4) it represents an integration ...

  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants X

    Like the previous nine volumes published between 1988 and 1996, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants X is unique in its approach. It comprises 22 chapters dealing with the distribution, importance, conventional propagation, micropropagation, tissue culture studies, and the in vitro production of important medicinal and pharmaceutical compounds in various ...

  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants IX

    This volume comprises twenty-four chapters dealing with the distribution, importance, conventional propagation, micropropagation, tissue culture studies, and the in vitro production of important medicinal and pharmaceutical compounds in various species of Agave, Anthemis, Aralia, Blackstonia, Catha, Catharanthus, Cephalocereus, Clerodendron, ...

  • Regulating Agricultural Biotechnology

    This book presents the first thorough economic analysis of current agricultural biotechnology regulation. The contributors, most of whom are agricultural economists working either in universities or NGOs, address issues such as commercial pesticides, the costs of approving new products, liability, benefits, consumer acceptance, regulation and its ...

  • Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture 2006 and Beyond

    Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture 2006 and Beyond is a collection of papers presented at the XIth international congress of the International Association of Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology (IAPTC&B). It continues the long tradition of the IAPTC&B to publish the proceedings of its quadrennial congresses. It provides an up-to-date ...

  • Plant Metabolomics

    Metabolomics – which deals with all metabolites of an organism – is a rapidly-emerging sector of post-genome research fields. It plays significant roles in a variety of fields from medicine to agriculture and holds a fundamental position in functional genomics studies and their application in plant biotechnology.This volume comprehensively covers ...

  • Thin Cell Layer Culture System: Regeneration and Transformation Applications

    Scientists within the field of plant biotechnology are in a constant search for techniques that can, in the simplest manner possible, answer the genetic and biochemical questions that underlie developmental processes. Thin Cell Layer Culture System not only takes an in-depth look at a technique that has had so much success in attempting, through ...

  • Somatic Embryogenesis

    Somatic embryogenesis, the initiation of embryos from previously differentiated somatic cells, is a unique process in plants. This volume expands our view of a subject that is important for plant biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, development, and agricultural applications. All chapters present the latest research progress, including ...

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