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Transgenic Crops

P.C. Trivedi (Author) Shivangi Mathur (Author)
Synopsis Genetically modified foods have the potential to solve many of the world's hunger and malnutrition problems and to help protect and preserve environment by increasing yield and reducing reliance upon chemical pesticides herbicides. Yet there are many challenges ahead for governments, especially in the areas of safety testing regulation, international policy and food labeling. Many people feel that genetic engineering is the inevitable wave of the future and that we cannot afford to ignore a technology that has such enormous potential benefits. However, we must proceed with caution to avoid causing unintended harm to human health and the environment as a result of our enthusiasm for this powerful technology.

This book "Transgenic Crops" contains 18 chapters covering all aspects related to subject. Book provide latest information on the technology and developments in the area of developing transgenic crops. This book will be useful to biotechnologists, agriculture scientists, researchers, teachers and students of plant science.
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About the authors

P.C. Trivedi

Prof. Pravin Chandra Trivedi (b. 3 March 1953), Ph.D., Post-Doct. (U.S.A.), F.L.S. (London), F.B.S., F.P.S.I., F.B.R.S., F.M.A., F.E.S., F.N.R.S., F.I.A.A.T., Professor, Department of Botany, has a brilliant academic career standing first in all examinations. Prof. Trivedi served as Head, Department of Botany and Coordinator, P.G. Course in Biotechnology (2003-06); Director College Development Council (2001-04); Vice-Principal, Maharaja's College (2000-03) and is Member of BOS in eight universities. He worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, U.S.A. in 1983-84. Prof. Trivedi has 33 years of teaching and research experience in the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has published more than 200 research papers and review articles in journals of repute. He has edited and written 86 books and guided 30 Ph.D. students. He has been the Principal Investigator of 20 major research projects funded by national organizations. He is an elected Fellow of nine reputed academic bodies. Dr. Trivedi visited several major research laboratories and delivered invited talks in many international conferences held in the U.S.A., Canada, the U.K., Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Singapore, Austria and Belgium. Prof. Trivedi is an elected Secretary of the Indian Botanical Society (2005-2007); Council Member of Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata (2007-08) and a member of the editorial and advisory boards of eight reputed journals. For his research contribution he was awarded Scientist of the Year Award (2001); M.J. Narsimhan Award (2004) and Bioved Fellowship Award (2005). He has organized 15 national seminars and participated in many at national and international levels. His major research interest includes Plant Nematology, Medicinal Plants, Ethnobotany, Biodiversity Conservation and Biotechnology.

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Shivangi Mathur

Ms. Shivangi Mathur did M.Sc. Biotechnology from Rajasthan University, Jaipur and P.G. Diploma in Bioinformatics from Bioinformatics Institute, Noida. She has been trained at National research center on camel (NRCC), Bikaner on various aspects of Biotechnology like RFLP, RAPD, PCR and Microsatallite DNA analysis. She has presented papers in various International and national seminars and symposia. After working in various educational institutions in Jaipur, currently she is teaching Biotechnology at s. S. Jain Subodh Girls College, Jaipur. She is n author of the book biotechnology: Fundamentals and Application (in Hindi) in collaboration with Dr. S.S. Purohit.

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Bibliographic information

Title Transgenic Crops
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.08.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788179102923
length viii+160p., Figures; Coloured Plates; 23cm