Advances in Animal Genomics

Advances in Animal Genomics
Author: Sukanta Mondal,Ram Lakhan Singh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-11-25
ISBN 10: 0128206128
ISBN 13: 9780128206126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Animal Genomics provides an outstanding collection of integrated strategies involving traditional and modern - omics (structural, functional, comparative and epigenomics) approaches and genomics-assisted breeding methods which animal biotechnologists can utilize to dissect and decode the molecular and gene regulatory networks involved in the complex quantitative yield and stress tolerance traits in livestock. Written by international experts on animal genomics, this book explores the recent advances in high-throughput, next-generation whole genome and transcriptome sequencing, array-based genotyping, and modern bioinformatics approaches which have enabled to produce huge genomic and transcriptomic resources globally on a genome-wide scale. This book is an important resource for researchers, students, educators and professionals in agriculture, veterinary and biotechnology sciences that enables them to solve problems regarding sustainable development with the help of current innovative biotechnologies. Integrates basic and advanced concepts of animal biotechnology and presents future developments Describes current high-throughput next-generation whole genome and transcriptome sequencing, array-based genotyping, and modern bioinformatics approaches for sustainable livestock production Illustrates integrated strategies to dissect and decode the molecular and gene regulatory networks involved in complex quantitative yield and stress tolerance traits in livestock Ensures readers will gain a strong grasp of biotechnology for sustainable livestock production with its well-illustrated discussion

Advances in Animal Biotechnology

Advances in Animal Biotechnology
Author: Birbal Singh,Gorakh Mal,Sanjeev K. Gautam,Manishi Mukesh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN 10: 3030213099
ISBN 13: 9783030213091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Animal Biotechnology Book Review:

This book entitled, “Advances in Animal Biotechnology,” is a compilation of state-of-the-art in the field of Animal Biotechnology including fishery, that are not sheltered in depth in earlier publications. It offers an update on avant-garde technologies and advances in key aspects of genetic engineering, metagenomics, assisted reproduction, animal genomics, biotechnology in veterinary health, as well as the role of gut and marine microbial ecosystems in livestock and industrial development. The book is divided broadly into five different sections, viz., Gut Microbiome and Nutritional Biotechnology, Assisted Reproduction Biotechnology, Livestock Genomics, Health Biotechnology, and Animal Biotechnology in Global Perspective. The book covers the syllabi of Animal Biotechnology courses in various universities, academia and competitive examinations at various levels. Researchers, Continuing Graduates, and Academicians, Research Institutions, and Biotech Companies will be benefited from this valuable compilation of research. Its broad spectrum makes this work a valuable resource for professionals, researchers, academics and students in the field of veterinary and animal production as well as the biotechnology industry.

Genomics and Biotechnological Advances in Veterinary Poultry and Fisheries

Genomics and Biotechnological Advances in Veterinary  Poultry  and Fisheries
Author: Yashpal Singh Malik,Debmalya Barh,Vasco Azevedo,S.M. Paul Khurana
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2019-09-14
ISBN 10: 0128163534
ISBN 13: 9780128163535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genomics and Biotechnological Advances in Veterinary Poultry and Fisheries Book Review:

Genomics and Biotechnological Advances in Veterinary, Poultry, and Fisheries is a comprehensive reference for animal biotechnologists, veterinary clinicians, fishery scientists, and anyone who needs to understand the latest advances in the field of next generation sequencing and genomic editing in animals and fish. This essential reference provides information on genomics and the advanced technologies used to enhance the production and management of farm and pet animals, commercial and non-commercial birds, and aquatic animals used for food and research purposes. This resource will help the animal biotechnology research community understand the latest knowledge and trends in this field. Presents biological applications of cattle, poultry, marine and animal pathogen genomics Discusses the relevance of biomarkers to improve farm animals and fishery Includes recent approaches in cloning and transgenic cattle, poultry and fish production

Advances in Animal Experimentation and Modeling

Advances in Animal Experimentation and Modeling
Author: Ranbir Chander Sobti
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2021-12-17
ISBN 10: 0323910440
ISBN 13: 9780323910446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exploration in Laboratory Animal Sciences Understanding Life Phenomena updates our knowledge about the newer technologies such as molecular biology, genomics including sequencing, proteomics, transcriptomics, cell culture, stem cell culture, transgenesis and their translation to understand systematics and phylogeny of laboratory animals at molecular level. In seven sections Exploration in Laboratory Animal Sciences Understanding Life Phenomena resolves issues of conservation, applications in environment monitoring, production of drugs and others. Comparative research has enabled use of domestic animal models that translate the advances in basic biosciences to the schemes for human welfare including medicine. Molecular geneticists are unravelling the complexities of mammalian genes and the field of biotechnology is maturing at a fast pace. Additionally, research focused on immunology and animal behavior offer new insight into ways of enhancing animal welfare. The rise in consumption of animal proteins in addition to the challenges of sustaining our natural resources has given animal scientists a vast array of opportunities to engage in integrative systems-based research for meeting the challenges that behold us. Exploration in Laboratory Animal Sciences Understanding Life Phenomena also discusses the manipulation of animals as factories for the production of safe foods, drugs, and sensors and others to meet the contemporary challenges faced by mankind in the new world order created by pandemic of Covid 19. It also includes several chapters on the causation and management of certain diseases and impact of microbes on life. Provides insight to newer and futuristic technologies to understand disease process and drug design by animal models Addresses a wide variety of species and covers a wide variety of topics (such as animal species, the laboratory setting, regulatory guidelines, and ethical considerations) to fully prepare for work with all types of animals Gives a perspective on laboratory animal use that allows to explain the benefits of animal use as required by veterinary technology program accreditation procedure Includes examples of animal bio-technological techniques (including stem cell and tissue engineering) for their applications to humanity Offers new insight into ways of enhancing animal welfare by the inclusion of research results focused on immunology and laboratory animal behavior

Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare

Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare
Author: Joy Mench
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-12-11
ISBN 10: 0081012462
ISBN 13: 9780081012468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare Book Review:

Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare fully explores developments in the key areas of agricultural animal welfare assessment and improvement. Analyzing current topical issues, as well as reviewing the historical welfare issues, the volume is a comprehensive review of the field. Divided into five sections, the book opens in Part One by reviewing advances in animal welfare science, examining cognitive psychology, genetics and genomics. Part Two then looks at transdisciplinary research in animal welfare, with coverage of bioethics, welfare and sustainability from both environmental and food safety perspectives. Part Three explores the process of translating science into policy and practice, followed by discussion on the global achievability of welfare standards in Part Four. Finally, Part Five highlights some emerging issues in agricultural animal welfare. This book is an essential part of the wider ranging series Advances in Farm Animal Welfare, with coverage of cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and aquaculture. With its expert editor and international team of contributors, Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare is a key reference tool for welfare research scientists and students, practicing vets involved in welfare assessment, and indeed anyone with a professional interest in the welfare of agricultural animals. Provides in-depth reviews of emerging topics, research and applications in agricultural animal welfare Provides coverage of topics important to all agricultural animals and complements the wider series, Agricultural Animal Welfare, which will provide comprehensive coverage of animal welfare of the world’s major farmed animals Edited by a world leading animal welfare academic, with contributions from a writing team of both leading academics and practitioners

Animal Genetics Approaches and Limitations

Animal Genetics   Approaches and Limitations
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781839620461
ISBN 13: 1839620463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Socio Genetics

Socio Genetics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2009-11-12
ISBN 10: 9780080953939
ISBN 13: 008095393X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Socio Genetics Book Review:

Socio-Genetics seeks to understand both the genetic and environmental contributions to individual variations in behavior. Behaviors, like all complex traits, involve multiple genes, a reality that complicates the search for genetic contributions. As with much other research in genetics, studies of genes and behavior require analysis of families and populations for comparison of those who have the trait in question with those who do not. The result commonly is a statement of "heritability," a statistical construct that estimates the amount of variation in a population that is attributable to genetic factors. The explanatory power of heritability figures is limited, however, applying only to the population studied and only to the environment in place at the time the study was conducted. If the population or the environment changes, the heritability most likely will change as well. Focused on the genetics of complex traits in a variety of organisms—honeybees, mice, and nematodes—this volume discusses environmental influence on genetic programs and evolutionary genetics. Such research is proving important in furthering our understanding of the genetic basis of such diseases as obesity, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, and autism, to name a few. Most recent research findings on gene-environment interaction and complex behavior, allows researchers to make predictions about the genetic mechanisms that underlie some basic behaviors—eating, for example—leading to new and novel treatments for some genetically based abnormal behaviors Reviews environmental programming of phenotypic diversity in female reproductive strategies, providing important insight into fertility and in developing therapeutic strategies to treat infertility

Animal Genetics and Diseases Advances in Farming and Livestock Systems

Animal Genetics and Diseases  Advances in Farming and Livestock Systems
Author: Mark S. Fife,John A. Hammond,Andrea B. Doeschl-Wilson
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-02-14
ISBN 10: 2889635236
ISBN 13: 9782889635238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Genetics and Diseases Advances in Farming and Livestock Systems Book Review:

The new Animal Genetics and Disease 2017 conference committee organized a Research Topic for the proceedings of this inaugural conference. The meeting brought together specialists working on the interface between genomics, genetic engineering, and infectious disease, with the aims of improving animal and human health and welfare. This conference was funded by Advanced Courses and Scientific Conference at the Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK. The conference will highlight breakthroughs in genomic technologies that are rapidly increasing our understanding of the fundamental role that host and pathogen genetics play in infections and epidemics. This Research Topic focuses on how infections spread and how they further affect the productivity of livestock systems and food supply chains. Thanks to technological advances, we now have the tools for real-time surveillance of zoonoses affecting wildlife, farm animals and animal-to-human disease transmission.

Genomic Advances and Challenges in Old and New World Camelids

Genomic Advances and Challenges in Old and New World Camelids
Author: Pamela Burger,Jane Collins Wheeler,Kylie Ann Munyard,Pablo Orozco-terWengel,Elena Ciani
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-11
ISBN 10: 2889661393
ISBN 13: 9782889661398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Genomics of Crossbred Farm Animals

Advances in Genomics of Crossbred Farm Animals
Author: Xiao-Lin Wu,Shu-Hong Zhao
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-09-24
ISBN 10: 2889713571
ISBN 13: 9782889713578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Animal Biotechnology and its Applications

Advances in Animal Biotechnology and its Applications
Author: Suresh Kumar Gahlawat,Joginder Singh Duhan,Raj Kumar Salar,Priyanka Siwach,Suresh Kumar,Pawan Kaur
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2018-05-29
ISBN 10: 9811047022
ISBN 13: 9789811047022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Animal Biotechnology and its Applications Book Review:

This book explores the recent advancements in cutting-edge techniques and applications of Biotechnology. It provides an overview of prospects and applications while emphasizing modern, and emerging areas of Biotechnology. The chapters are dedicated to various field of Biotechnology including, genome editing, probiotics, in-silico drug designing, nanoparticles and its applications, molecular diagnostics, tissue engineering, cryopreservation, and antioxidants. It is useful for both academicians and researchers in the various disciplines of life sciences, agricultural sciences, medicine, and Biotechnology in Universities, Research Institutions, and Biotech companies. This book provides the readers with a comprehensive knowledge of topics in Genomics, Bionanotechnology, Drug Designing, Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Food and Environmental Biotechnology. The chapters have been written with special reference to the latest developments in the frontier areas of Biotechnology that impacts the Biotech industries.

Advances in Animal Disease Diagnosis

Advances in Animal Disease Diagnosis
Author: Suresh Kumar Gahlawat,Sushila Maan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-06-16
ISBN 10: 1000397378
ISBN 13: 9781000397376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Animal Disease Diagnosis Book Review:

Advances in Animal Disease Diagnosis: Infectious animal diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses threaten the health and well-being of wildlife, livestock and human populations, limit productivity and significantly increase economic losses to each sector. Pathogen de-tection is an important step for the diagnosis and successful treatment of animal diseases as well as control management in farm and field conditions. The conventional techniques employed to diagnose pathogens in livestock species are time-consuming and sometimes give inconclusive results. On the contrary, molecular techniques have the potential to diag-nose known pathogens/conditions quickly, reliably, and unequivocally as well as for novel pathogen detection. New advances in diagnostics and vaccine design using genomics have developed powerful new methods that have also set the stage for the enhanced diagnosis, surveillance, and control of infectious diseases. High-throughput sequencing (HTS), for ex-ample, uses the latest DNA sequencing platforms in the detection, identification, and detailed analysis of both pathogen and host genomes. This book will explore some key opportunities in the context of animal health, such as the detection of new microorganisms and the development of improved diagnosis of emerging or re-emerging diseases and other clinical conditions, viz. biosensors, nanotools, and omics technologies. Features • Details comprehensive knowledge on the latest molecular techniques for animal disease diagnosis and management • Examines how DNA-based diagnostic techniques will assist international efforts to control the introduction of exotic diseases into new geographic areas • Describes the latest molecular assays for the rapid and accurate detection of pathogens • Helps in working towards meeting the global challenge for sustainable food production and the eradication of poverty • With new biotechnological developments, this fully updated book is a treasure trove of the latest information in animal and medical science

Farm Animals Advances in Genomics

Farm Animals  Advances in Genomics
Author: Johann Casini
Publsiher: States Academic Press
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN 10: 9781639891962
ISBN 13: 163989196X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Farm Animals Advances in Genomics Book Review:

The study of genomes of organisms which incorporates the principles of genetics is referred to as genomics. DNA sequencing, bioinformatics and recombinant DNA are some of the techniques studied under this discipline. Humans depend on farm animals for various products such as meat, milk, fur, leather, egg, etc. The study of farm animals' genome aims to make use of the understanding of genomics and proteomics for the purpose of increasing livestock productivity, sustainable breeding and xenotransplantation. Increased disease resistance and inheritance of desired characteristics are some of the prominent applications of animal genetics and genome study. From theories to research to practical applications, case studies related to all contemporary topics of relevance to this field have been included in this book. It is a compilation of chapters that discuss the most vital concepts and emerging trends in the field of farm animal genomics. As this field is emerging at a rapid pace, the contents of this book will help the readers understand the modern concepts and applications of the subject.

Why Livestock Genomics for Developing Countries offers Opportunities for Success

Why Livestock Genomics for Developing Countries offers Opportunities for Success
Author: Farai Catherine Muchadeyi,Eveline M. Ibeagha-Awemu,Johann Sölkner,Ardeshir Nejati Javaremi,Gustavo Augusto Gutierrez Reynoso,Joram Mwashigadi Mwacharo,Max F. Rothschild
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-14
ISBN 10: 2889639444
ISBN 13: 9782889639441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Animal Biotechnology

Animal Biotechnology
Author: Ashish S. Verma,Anchal Singh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 798
Release: 2020-06-11
ISBN 10: 0128117257
ISBN 13: 9780128117255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Biotechnology Book Review:

Animal Biotechnology: Models in Discovery and Translation, Second Edition, provides a helpful guide to anyone seeking a thorough review of animal biotechnology and its application to human disease and welfare. This updated edition covers vital fundamentals, including animal cell cultures, genome sequencing analysis, epigenetics and animal models, gene expression, and ethics and safety concerns, along with in-depth examples of implications for human health and prospects for the future. New chapters cover animal biotechnology as applied to various disease types and research areas, including in vitro fertilization, human embryonic stem cell research, biosensors, enteric diseases, biopharming, organ transplantation, tuberculosis, neurodegenerative disorders, and more. Highlights the latest biomedical applications of genetically modified and cloned animals, with a focus on cancer and infectious diseases Offers first-hand accounts of the use of biotechnology tools, including molecular markers, stem cells, animal cultures, tissue engineering, ADME and CAM Assay Includes case studies that illustrate safety assessment issues, ethical considerations, and intellectual property rights associated with the translation of animal biotechnology studies

Animal Genomics

Animal Genomics
Author: Bhanu P. Chowdhary
Publsiher: S Karger Ag
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105114281491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Genomics Book Review:

This publication provides an update on the current status of gene maps in different livestock and pet/companion animal species. The findings summarized in species specific commentaries and original articles testify the rapid advances made in the field of animal genomics. Of significant interest is the fact that current investigations are providing headways for two important and exciting research fronts: targeted high-resolution mapping leading to the application of genomic information in addressing questions of economic and biological significance in animals, and the initiation of whole genome sequencing projects for some of the animal species. Like in humans and mice, this will set the stage for a new level of research and real time complex analysis of the genomes of these species. Animal Genomics signifies the beginning of a new era in this field and celebrates the achievements of the past 20 years of genomics research. It will be of special interest to researchers involved in genome analysis - both gross chromosomal as well as molecular - in various animal species, and to comparative and evolutionary geneticists.

Genetics and Breeding for Disease Resistance of Livestock

Genetics and Breeding for Disease Resistance of Livestock
Author: Aruna Pal,A. K. Chakravarty
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 0128172673
ISBN 13: 9780128172674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetics and Breeding for Disease Resistance of Livestock Book Review:

Genetics and Breeding for Disease Resistance of Livestock is a solid resource that combines important information on the underlying genetic causes and governing factors for disease resistance in food animals and applications for breeding purposes. It describes genomics at each species level to help researchers and students understand disease resistance and immunology using genomics and its application in breeding for disease resistance. This useful reference makes it easy for readers to understand and undergo further research in immunology and disease resistance for livestock. It includes novel applications and research material that is ideal for students, teachers, academicians and researchers. Presents basic principles and protocols to describe research methodologies through diagrammatic illustrations with figures, flow charts, examples, and references Covers various disease occurrences in livestock and the methodologies available to identify the various pathogens responsible for these diseases Includes advanced breeding techniques and practical applications

Genetics and Breeding

Genetics and Breeding
Author: Hartmann Pfenning
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2017-10
ISBN 10: 9781681179254
ISBN 13: 1681179253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetics and Breeding Book Review:

Animal breeding and genetics is concerned with maximizing desirable genetic traits, such as producing animals that have leaner meat. Animal geneticists have identified elements within genes that can enhance animal growth, health, and ability to utilize nutrients. These genetic advances can increase production while reducing environmental impacts. Animals and livestock contribute 40 percent of the global value of agricultural output and contribute to the livelihoods and food security of almost a billion people worldwide. Advances in animal breeding, genetics, and genomics are facilitating a more efficient industry. For example, the number of cattle has decreased over the past decade, yet the total production of beef and milk has increased. This was largely possible because genetic advancements led better animal feed efficiency, which is critical to improving livestock production and lowering costs for producers. Reproduction and early development in domestic animals are biological processes in which complex genetic events like formation of the germ cells, meiosis, syngamy, zygote formation, cleavage, midblastula transition, dose compensation of sex chromosomes, genetic imprinting, and multiple cell differentiation take place. Many of these processes have great impact in veterinary reproductive medicine and are influenced by the assisted reproductive techniques applied. Transformed environmental and metabolic conditions caused by intensive livestock farming influence reproductive success by altered gene expression via epigenetic changes. In this concept molecular markers give valuable information. This volume `Genetics and Breeding¿ discusses ways and means to improve productivity through breeding are discussed and some basic issues requiring further research pointed out. It aims to provide a glimpse into the dynamic process of genetic disparity in animals by presenting the thoughts of scientists who are engaged in the generation of new idea and techniques used for the assessment of genetic variety, often from very different perspectives. This book is a comprehensive source of knowledge on the latest advances in the field of animal genetics and breeding. The book should prove useful to students, researchers, and experts in the area of genetics and breeding, and molecular biology.

Animal Biotechnology

Animal Biotechnology
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology, Health, and the Environment,Committee on Defining Science-Based Concerns Associated with Products of Animal Biotechnology
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2002-12-29
ISBN 10: 0309084393
ISBN 13: 9780309084390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Biotechnology Book Review:

Genetic-based animal biotechnology has produced new food and pharmaceutical products and promises many more advances to benefit humankind. These exciting prospects are accompanied by considerable unease, however, about matters such as safety and ethics. This book identifies science-based and policy-related concerns about animal biotechnologyâ€"key issues that must be resolved before the new breakthroughs can reach their potential. The book includes a short history of the field and provides understandable definitions of terms like cloning. Looking at technologies on the near horizon, the authors discuss what we know and what we fear about their effectsâ€"the inadvertent release of dangerous microorganisms, the safety of products derived from biotechnology, the impact of genetically engineered animals on their environment. In addition to these concerns, the book explores animal welfare concerns, and our societal and institutional capacity to manage and regulate the technology and its products. This accessible volume will be important to everyone interested in the implications of the use of animal biotechnology.

Applied Plant Genomics and Biotechnology

Applied Plant Genomics and Biotechnology
Author: Palmiro Poltronieri,Yiguo Hong
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN 10: 0081000715
ISBN 13: 9780081000717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Plant Genomics and Biotechnology Book Review:

Applied plant genomics and biotechnology reviews the recent advancements in the post-genomic era, discussing how different varieties respond to abiotic and biotic stresses, investigating epigenetic modifications and epigenetic memory through analysis of DNA methylation states, applicative uses of RNA silencing and RNA interference in plant physiology and in experimental transgenics, and plants modified to produce high-value pharmaceutical proteins. The book provides an overview of research advances in application of RNA silencing and RNA interference, through Virus-based transient gene expression systems, Virus induced gene complementation (VIGC), Virus induced gene silencing (Sir VIGS, Mr VIGS) Virus-based microRNA silencing (VbMS) and Virus-based RNA mobility assays (VRMA); RNA based vaccines and expression of virus proteins or RNA, and virus-like particles in plants, the potential of virus vaccines and therapeutics, and exploring plants as factories for useful products and pharmaceuticals are topics wholly deepened. The book reviews and discuss Plant Functional Genomic studies discussing the technologies supporting the genetic improvement of plants and the production of plant varieties more resistant to biotic and abiotic stresses. Several important crops are analysed providing a glimpse on the most up-to-date methods and topics of investigation. The book presents a review on current state of GMO, the cisgenesis-derived plants and novel plant products devoid of transgene elements, discuss their regulation and the production of desired traits such as resistance to viruses and disease also in fruit trees and wood trees with long vegetative periods. Several chapters cover aspects of plant physiology related to plant improvement: cytokinin metabolism and hormone signaling pathways are discussed in barley; PARP-domain proteins involved in Stress-Induced Morphogenetic Response, regulation of NAD signaling and ROS dependent synthesis of anthocyanins. Apple allergen isoforms and the various content in different varieties are discussed and approaches to reduce their presence. Euphorbiaceae, castor bean, cassava and Jathropa are discussed at genomic structure, their diseases and viruses, and methods of transformation. Rice genomics and agricultural traits are discussed, and biotechnology for engineering and improve rice varieties. Mango topics are presented with an overview of molecular methods for variety differentiation, and aspects of fruit improvement by traditional and biotechnology methods. Oilseed rape is presented, discussing the genetic diversity, quality traits, genetic maps, genomic selection and comparative genomics for improvement of varieties. Tomato studies are presented, with an overview on the knowledge of the regulatory networks involved in flowering, methods applied to study the tomato genome-wide DNA methylation, its regulation by small RNAs, microRNA-dependent control of transcription factors expression, the development and ripening processes in tomato, genomic studies and fruit modelling to establish fleshy fruit traits of interest; the gene reprogramming during fruit ripening, and the ethylene dependent and independent DNA methylation changes. provides an overview on the ongoing projects and activities in the field of applied biotechnology includes examples of different crops and applications to be exploited reviews and discusses Plant Functional Genomic studies and the future developments in the field explores the new technologies supporting the genetic improvement of plants