27 April 2016
New Book: Plant Pathogen Resistance Biotechnology
A new book edited by David B. Collinge from Copenhagen Plant Science Centre gives an overview of current strategies to develop transgenic-based disease-resistant plants.
A growing world population, reduction of available agricultural land due to urbanization of the population, a rising demand for meat-based diets and climate change are some of the challenges facing global agriculture today.
The new book Plant Pathogen Resistance Biotechnology out from Wiley Blackwell now is adressing the worldwide challenge of adopting more dynamic, efficient and sustainable production methods to increase food and fodder production.
The aim is to provide an overview of current strategies available to develop transgenic-based disease-resistant plants. It also presents the existing knowledge in this area and evaluates the potential for such strategies for disease control.
The book covers the following topics:
- Introduction to the problems of diseases, life style strategies and taxonomic groups of pathogens, the nature of plant immunity, and its exploitation for disease resistance.
- Biological strategies leading towards disease resistance.
- Several case studies.
- The status of transgenic crops around the world.
- Discussion of the status and prospects of how the knowledge gained through experimental molecular genetics and related forms of biotechnology benefit plant protection.
Plant Pathogen Resistance Biotechnology is edited by Professor David B. Collinge from Copenhagen Plant Science Centre and Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen.