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Plants, Genes, and Agriculture

Sustainability through Biotechnology

Edited by Maarten J. Chrispeels and Edited by Paul Gepts

November 2017

ISBN: 9781605356846

650 pages

Price: £86.99

What needs to happen if we are going to feed almost 10 billion people by the year 2050 in a sustainable way? If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your Oxford representative to arrange a local price.



Published by Sinauer Associates, an imprint of Oxford University Press.

Presenting and integrating information from many disciplines, this book invites readers to consider the complexity of feeding humanity and increasing food production sustainably.

  • Presents biological, economic, and sociocultural issues at an introductory level

About the Author(s)

Edited by Maarten J. Chrispeels, University of California, San Diego, and Edited by Paul Gepts, University of California, Davis

Maarten J. Chrispeels is affiliated with the University of California, San Diego.

Paul Gepts is affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

Table of Contents

    1:The Human Population and Its Food Supply in the 21st Century, Maarten J. Chrispeels and Hanya E. Chrispeels
    2:A Changing Global Food System: One Hundred Centuries of Agriculture, H. Maelor Davies and Paul Gepts
    3:Plants in Human Nutrition, Diet, and Health, Maarten J. Chrispeels
    4:Genes, Genomics, and Molecular Biology: The Basis of Modern Crop Improvement, Kranthi K. Mandadi and T. Erik Mirkov
    5:Growth and Development: From Fertilized Egg Cell to Flowering Plant, Maarten J. Chrispeels
    6:Converting Solar Energy into Crop Production, Donald R. Ort, Rebecca A. Slattery, and Stephen P. Long
    7:The Domestication of Our Food Crops, Paul Gepts
    8:From Classical Plant Breeding to Molecular Crop Improvement, Paul Gepts and Todd Pfeiffer
    9:Plant Propagation by Seeds and Vegetative Processes, Kent J. Bradford and Maarten J. Chrispeels
    10:Innovations in Agriculture: How Farm Technologies Are Developed and How They Reach Farmers, H. Maelor Davies
    11:Soil Ecosystems, Plant Nutrition, and Nutrient Cycling, Eric M. Engstrom
    12:Biotic Challenges: Weeds, Patrick J. Tranel
    13:Plant Diseases and Strategies for Their Control, Andrew F. Bent
    14:Biotic Challenges: Pests, Georg Jander
    15:Abiotic Stresses and How They Affect Crop Yield, Maarten J. Chrispeels
    16:Introduced Traits That Benefit Farmers and Industry, Maarten J. Chrispeels and Eliot M. Herman
    17:Introduced Traits That Benefit the Consumer, Maarten J. Chrispeels and Eliot M. Herman
    18:Food Safety: Are Foods Made from GE Crops Safe to Eat? David Tribe
    19:Challenges and Solutions for Subsistence Farmers, Manish N. Raizada
    20:Plants as Chemical Factories, Krutika Bavishi and Birger Lindberg Moller
    21:Plants as Factories for the Production of Protein Biologics, Qiang Chen
    22:Sustainable Food Production in the 21st Century, Maarten J. Chrispeels

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