Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 March 2008

400 Pages | 120 line drawings


ISBN: 9780199282616

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Plant Biotechnology

The genetic manipulation of plants

Second Edition

Adrian Slater, Nigel Scott, and Mark Fowler

  • Successfully places the science in context by addressing the broader issues surrounding the GM crop debate, ensuring a balanced overview of the subject area is presented
  • Case studies and keynote boxes establish the agricultural and commercial background to this technology, giving students a wider view of the subject, and facilitating learning and revision
  • Guides the student from the fundamentals of the subject through to predicted developments of the future, providing a complete learning vehicle from concepts and methodology to the latest thinking
  • Major focus on current issues affecting society and predicted future GM developments encourages students to engage with the broader issues surrounding genetic manipulation
  • Online Resource Centre provides a range of accompanying materials for instructors and students, enriching the learning experience by providing access to the most recent developments in the field of plant biotechnology

New to this Edition:

  • New two-colour text design helps differentiate between the learning features and makes the text more inviting
  • New introduction helps set the scene as to where the GM crop debate stands currently
  • New chapter 'Beyond GM crops' surveys the latest and predicted developments in GM crops
  • Re-focused chapter 12 'Science and society: the public acceptance of GM crops' updates the information surrounding commercial planting, regulation and public acceptance, plus aspects of genomic technology such as TILLING, giving the student further insights in to the socioeconomic and ethical issues associated with this technology
  • New marginal key points and cross references encourage reflection on key topics and themes, increasing the value of the text as a learning tool.
  • New glossary of key terms is a ready reference for those unfamiliar with the subject's jargon.

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