|Number of Pages||224 Pages|
|Dimensions (Cms)||22 X 14 X 1|
The book "Genetic Engineering and Rice Biotechnology" is primarily designed as a textbook for undergraduate-level. Author recognises that a sound grasp of basic principles is vital in any introduction to Genetic Engineering. Rice represents a unique opportunity for improvement through genetic engineering. This book provides a detailed review of past and present developments in the genetic engineering of rice, as well as an informed examination of current genetic engineering material and methods. The text provides an introduction to the relevant basic molecular biology; the methods used to manipulate genes; and applications of the technology. Amongst cereals, rice commands a special position. It is truly a crop of global importance. Almost half the world's population, particularly in East and Southeast Asia, depends on rice as the major source of nutritional calories, 95% is consumed by humans as an unprocessed food. Indica type rice accounts for 80% of the cultivated rice, and is the staple food for more than two billion people. Each and every concept described in such a manner that students can understand the topic easily. The book will enable students to tailor their study, to suit their own learning styles and ultimately gain a firm grasp of a subject that students traditionally find difficult.