Translational Biotechnology

Translational Biotechnology
Author: Yasha Hasija
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2021-02-12
ISBN 10: 0128219726
ISBN 13: 9780128219720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translational Biotechnology Book Review:

Translational Biotechnology: A Journey from Laboratory to Clinics presents an integrative and multidisciplinary approach to biotechnology to help readers bridge the gaps between fundamental and functional research. The book provides state-of-the-art and integrative views of translational biotechnology by covering topics from basic concepts to novel methodologies. Topics discussed include biotechnology-based therapeutics, pathway and target discovery, biological therapeutic modalities, translational bioinformatics, and system and synthetic biology. Additional sections cover drug discovery, precision medicine and the socioeconomic impact of translational biotechnology. This book is valuable for bioinformaticians, biotechnologists, and members of the biomedical field who are interested in learning more about this promising field. Explains biotechnology in a different light by using an application-oriented approach Discusses practical approaches in the development of precision medicine tools, systems and dynamical medicine approaches Promotes research in the field of biotechnology that is translational in nature, cost-effective and readily available to the community

Translational Biotechnology

Translational Biotechnology
Author: Yasha Hasija
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2021-01-17
ISBN 10: 0128219734
ISBN 13: 9780128219737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translational Biotechnology Book Review:

Translational Biotechnology: A Journey from Laboratory to Clinics presents an integrative and multidisciplinary approach to biotechnology to help readers bridge the gaps between fundamental and functional research. The book provides state-of-the-art and integrative views of translational biotechnology by covering topics from basic concepts to novel methodologies. Topics discussed include biotechnology-based therapeutics, pathway and target discovery, biological therapeutic modalities, translational bioinformatics, and system and synthetic biology. Additional sections cover drug discovery, precision medicine and the socioeconomic impact of translational biotechnology. This book is valuable for bioinformaticians, biotechnologists, and members of the biomedical field who are interested in learning more about this promising field. Explains biotechnology in a different light by using an application-oriented approach Discusses practical approaches in the development of precision medicine tools, systems and dynamical medicine approaches Promotes research in the field of biotechnology that is translational in nature, cost-effective and readily available to the community

Translational Bioinformatics in Healthcare and Medicine

Translational Bioinformatics in Healthcare and Medicine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2021-05-13
ISBN 10: 0323898904
ISBN 13: 9780323898904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translational Bioinformatics in Healthcare and Medicine Book Review:

Translational Bioinformatics in Healthcare and Medicine offers an overview of main principles of bioinformatics, biological databases, clinical informatics, health informatics, viroinformatics and real-case applications of translational bioinformatics in healthcare. Written by experts from both technology and clinical sides, the content brings together essential knowledge to make the best of recent advancements of the field. The book discusses topics such as next generation sequence analysis, genomics in clinical care, IoT applications, blockchain technology, patient centered interoperability of EHR, health data mining, and translational bioinformatics methods for drug discovery and drug repurposing. In addition, it discusses the role of bioinformatics in cancer research and viroinformatics approaches to counter viral diseases through informatics. This is a valuable resource for bioinformaticians, clinicians, healthcare professionals, graduate students and several members of biomedical field who are interested in learning more about how bioinformatics can impact in their research and practice. Covers recent advancements in translational bioinformatics and its healthcare applications Discusses integrative and multidisciplinary approaches to U-healthcare systems development and management Bridges the gap among various knowledge domains in the field, integrating both technological and clinical knowledge into practical content

The Market in Mind

The Market in Mind
Author: Mark Dennis Robinson
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 0262536870
ISBN 13: 9780262536875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Market in Mind Book Review:

A critical examination of translational medicine, when private risk is transferred to the public sector and university research teams become tech startups for global investors. A global shift has secretly transformed science and medicine. Starting in 2003, biomedical research in the West has been reshaped by the emergence of translational science and medicine—the idea that the aim of research is to translate findings as quickly as possible into medical products. In The Market in Mind, Mark Dennis Robinson charts this shift, arguing that the new research paradigm has turned university research teams into small biotechnology startups and their industry partners into early-stage investment firms. There is also a larger, surprising consequence from this shift: according to Robinson, translational science and medicine enable biopharmaceutical firms, as part of a broader financial strategy, to outsource the riskiest parts of research to nonprofit universities. Robinson examines the implications of this new configuration. What happens, for example, when universities absorb unknown levels of risk? Robinson argues that in the years since the global financial crisis translational science and medicine has brought about “the financialization of health.” Robinson explores such topics as shareholder anxiety and industry retreat from Alzheimer's and depression research; how laboratory research is understood as health innovation even when there is no product; the emergence of investor networking events as crucial for viewing science in a market context; and the place of patients in research decisions. Although translational medicine justifies itself by the goal of relieving patients' suffering, Robinson finds patients' voices largely marginalized in translational neuroscience.

Biotechnology

Biotechnology
Author: Deniz Ekinci
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2015-04-15
ISBN 10: 9535120409
ISBN 13: 9789535120407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology Book Review:

Over the recent years, biotechnology has become responsible for explaining interactions of biological tools and processes so that many scientists in the life sciences from agronomy to medicine are engaged in biotechnological research. This book contains an overview focusing on the research area of molecular biology, molecular aspects of biotechnology, synthetic biology and agricultural applications in relevant approaches. The book deals with basic issues and some of the recent developments in biotechnological applications. Particular emphasis is devoted to both theoretical and experimental aspect of modern biotechnology. The primary target audience for the book includes students, researchers, biologists, chemists, chemical engineers and professionals who are interested in associated areas. The book is written by international scientists with expertise in chemistry, protein biochemistry, enzymology, molecular biology and genetics, many of which are active in biochemical and biomedical research. We hope that the book will enhance the knowledge of scientists in the complexities of some biotechnological approaches; it will stimulate both professionals and students to dedicate part of their future research in understanding relevant mechanisms and applications.

Animal Biotechnology

Animal Biotechnology
Author: Ashish Verma,Anchal Singh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 668
Release: 2013-11-04
ISBN 10: 0123914345
ISBN 13: 9780123914347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Biotechnology Book Review:

Animal Biotechnology introduces applications of animal biotechnology and implications for human health and welfare. It begins with an introduction to animal cell cultures and genome sequencing analysis and provides readers with a review of available cell and molecular tools. Topics here include the use of transgenic animal models, tissue engineering, nanobiotechnology, and proteomics. The book then delivers in-depth examples of applications in human health and prospects for the future, including cytogenetics and molecular genetics, xenografts, and treatment of HIV and cancers. All this is complemented by a discussion of the ethical and safety considerations in the field. Animal biotechnology is a broad field encompassing the polarities of fundamental and applied research, including molecular modeling, gene manipulation, development of diagnostics and vaccines, and manipulation of tissue. Given the tools that are currently available and the translational potential for these studies, animal biotechnology has become one of the most essential subjects for those studying life sciences. Highlights the latest biomedical applications of genetically modified and cloned animals with a focus on cancer and infectious diseases Provides firsthand accounts of the use of biotechnology tools, including molecular markers, stem cells, and tissue engineering

Clinical and Translational Science

Clinical and Translational Science
Author: David Robertson,Gordon H. Williams
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN 10: 012802111X
ISBN 13: 9780128021118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical and Translational Science Book Review:

Clinical and Translational Science: Principles of Human Research, Second Edition, is the most authoritative and timely resource for the broad range of investigators taking on the challenge of clinical and translational science, a field that is devoted to investigating human health and disease, interventions, and outcomes for the purposes of developing new treatment approaches, devices, and modalities to improve health. This updated second edition has been prepared with an international perspective, beginning with fundamental principles, experimental design, epidemiology, traditional and new biostatistical approaches, and investigative tools. It presents complete instruction and guidance from fundamental principles, approaches, and infrastructure, especially for human genetics and genomics, human pharmacology, research in special populations, the societal context of human research, and the future of human research. The book moves on to discuss legal, social, and ethical issues, and concludes with a discussion of future prospects, providing readers with a comprehensive view of this rapidly developing area of science. Introduces novel physiological and therapeutic strategies for engaging the fastest growing scientific field in both the private sector and academic medicine Brings insights from international leaders into the discipline of clinical and translational science Addresses drug discovery, drug repurposing and development, innovative and improved approaches to go/no-go decisions in drug development, and traditional and innovative clinical trial designs

Handbook of translational medicine

Handbook of translational medicine
Author: Josep M. Llovet
Publsiher: Edicions Universitat Barcelona
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2016-10-05
ISBN 10: 8447540308
ISBN 13: 9788447540303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of translational medicine Book Review:

This handbook aims to capture the basic concepts of translational medicine, understood as a branch of the biomedical field that translates discoveries into the clinical setting. This discipline is currently closing the gap between basic science and clinical research. The book is intended to be straightforward, easy-to-read, intelligible and practical. It describes the basic principles of translational medicine, including major advances in genomics, new technologies, the processing of big data and biobanks. Regarding the biological foundations of translational medicine, we address concepts related to the molecular basis of cancer, inflammation, angiogenesis, stem cells and experimental models. More specifically on translational medicine, we present discoveries and breakthroughs in oncology, neuroscience, metabolic and systemic diseases, and public health. Finally, we have specific sections focused on clinical trials and biomarkers in the genomic era, advances in imaging techniques and entrepreneurship and innovation. Our purpose is to offer a manageable text to guide graduate and post-graduate students, professionals and researchers in biomedicine through the major technologies and advances that have occurred in the translational field. It is also intended to aid residents, fellows and physician-scientists working in hospitals and academic institutions.

Principles of Translational Science in Medicine

Principles of Translational Science in Medicine
Author: Martin Wehling
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2021-07-15
ISBN 10: 032399962X
ISBN 13: 9780323999625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Translational Science in Medicine Book Review:

Principles of Translational Science in Medicine: From Bench to Bedside, Third Edition, provides an update on major achievements in the translation of research into medically relevant results and therapeutics. The book presents a thorough discussion of biomarkers, early human trials, and networking models, and includes institutional and industrial support systems. It also covers algorithms that have influenced all major areas of biomedical research in recent years, resulting in an increasing number of new chemical/biological entities (NCEs or NBEs) as shown in FDA statistics. New chapters include: Translation in Oncology, Biologicals, and Orphan Drugs. The book is ideal for use as a guide for biomedical scientists to establish a systematic approach to translational medicine and is written by worldwide experts in their respective fields. Includes state-of-the-art principles, tools such as biomarkers and early clinical trials, algorithms of translational science in medicine Provides in-depth description of special translational aspects in the currently most successful areas of clinical translation, namely oncology and immunology Covers status of institutionalization of translational medicine, networking structures and outcomes at the level of marketing authorization

Animal Biotechnology

Animal Biotechnology
Author: Ashish S. Verma,Anchal Singh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 798
Release: 2020-07-03
ISBN 10: 0128117109
ISBN 13: 9780128117101
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

Biotechnology Entrepreneurship

Biotechnology Entrepreneurship
Author: Craig Shimasaki
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 682
Release: 2020-05-16
ISBN 10: 0128155868
ISBN 13: 9780128155868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Book Review:

This second edition of Biotechnology Entrepreneurship: Leading, Managing, and Commercializing Innovative Technologies is an authoritative, easy-to-read guide covering biotechnology entrepreneurship and the process of commercializing innovative biotechnology products. This best practice resource is for professional training programs, individuals starting a biotech venture, and for managers and experienced practitioners leading biotech enterprises. It is a valuable resource for those working at any level in the biotech industry, and for professionals who support and provide essential resources and services to the biotech industry. This practical, “how-to book is written by seasoned veterans experienced in each of the operational functions essential for starting, managing, and leading a successful biotech company. Biotechnology Entrepreneurship explains the biotech business components and underlying strategies, interspersed with practical lessons from successful biotech entrepreneurs, educators, and experienced practitioners. These veteran contributors share their insights on how to be successful in this challenging but exciting industry. Subjects range from technology licensing and translating an idea into a viable business, forming your legal company entity, securing angel and venture capital, navigating product development, FDA regulatory approval, and biomanufacturing. This book is a user-friendly guide to decision-making and overall strategy written as a hands-on management tool for leaders and managers of these dynamic biotechnology ventures. If you are contemplating starting a biotech company, are a manager at any level, a seasoned veteran, or service provider in the biotech industry, this book is a “must read. This second edition includes several new chapters on topics such as: What you need to know about valuation and term sheets Investor presentations and what you need in a biotech investor pitch deck Mentorship and why you need mentors Artificial intelligence applications in biotech and pharma Common biotech entrepreneur mistakes and how to avoid them

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Author: Alexandre Gomes Rodrigues
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2020-06-10
ISBN 10: 0444643028
ISBN 13: 9780444643025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering Book Review:

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Microbial Biomolecules: Properties, Relevance and Their Translational Applications presents a concise review on microbial biotechnology, along with impacts and recent results from research centers, small companies and large enterprises. The book brings the most relevant information on how we can use resources—in this case from microorganisms—and technology to develop solutions in fields like biofuels, food, cosmetics and medicine. It covers case studies of start-ups in the field and explains how scientists have moved their ideas into profitable bio-based products that are necessary for our current living standards. In addition, the book describes strategic governmental programs designed to exploit biomass in a sustainable way, along with detailed information on research in several high-impact, worldwide laboratories. It gives concrete examples of ongoing research from molecules to methods, such as L-asparaginase, extremophiles, new diagnostics tools and the analytical methods that have raised the quality of the data obtained, thereby boosting the so-called bioeconomy. Comprises a unique source of information on the various applications of microbial biomolecules Provides resourceful material for new ideas and strong rational/application-oriented stories Discusses biotech companies in various areas (biofuel, food, medicine, etc.) who are actively using microbial biomolecules Outlines scientific discoveries and their translation into profitable products Gives an insight perspective of institutional and governmental strategic research programs aiming to preserve, explore and generate benefits from microbial biomolecules

Current Concepts and Translational Uses of Platelet Rich Plasma Biotechnology

Current Concepts and Translational Uses of Platelet Rich Plasma Biotechnology
Author: I. Andia
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1154288777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Concepts and Translational Uses of Platelet Rich Plasma Biotechnology Book Review:

Current Concepts and Translational Uses of Platelet Rich Plasma Biotechnology.

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

The Market in Mind

The Market in Mind
Author: Mark Dennis Robinson
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 0262352974
ISBN 13: 9780262352970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Market in Mind Book Review:

A critical examination of translational medicine, when private risk is transferred to the public sector and university research teams become tech startups for global investors. A global shift has secretly transformed science and medicine. Starting in 2003, biomedical research in the West has been reshaped by the emergence of translational science and medicine—the idea that the aim of research is to translate findings as quickly as possible into medical products. In The Market in Mind, Mark Dennis Robinson charts this shift, arguing that the new research paradigm has turned university research teams into small biotechnology startups and their industry partners into early-stage investment firms. There is also a larger, surprising consequence from this shift: according to Robinson, translational science and medicine enable biopharmaceutical firms, as part of a broader financial strategy, to outsource the riskiest parts of research to nonprofit universities. Robinson examines the implications of this new configuration. What happens, for example, when universities absorb unknown levels of risk? Robinson argues that in the years since the global financial crisis translational science and medicine has brought about “the financialization of health.” Robinson explores such topics as shareholder anxiety and industry retreat from Alzheimer's and depression research; how laboratory research is understood as health innovation even when there is no product; the emergence of investor networking events as crucial for viewing science in a market context; and the place of patients in research decisions. Although translational medicine justifies itself by the goal of relieving patients' suffering, Robinson finds patients' voices largely marginalized in translational neuroscience.

Translational Medicine and Drug Discovery

Translational Medicine and Drug Discovery
Author: Bruce H. Littman,Rajesh Krishna
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-01-31
ISBN 10: 113949872X
ISBN 13: 9781139498722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translational Medicine and Drug Discovery Book Review:

This book, edited by two innovative leaders in the field, focuses on the new discipline of translational medicine as it pertains to drug development within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Translational medicine seeks to translate biological and molecular knowledge of disease and how drugs work into innovative development strategies that reduce the cost and increase the speed of delivering new medicines for patients. This book outlines general strategies, biomarker development, imaging tools, translational human models and examples of their application to real drug development. The latest thinking is presented by researchers from many of the world's leading drug development companies, including Pfizer, Merck, Eli Lilly, Abbott and Novartis, as well as academic institutions and public-private partnerships that support translational research. This book is essential for anyone interested in translational medicine from a variety of backgrounds: university institutes, medical schools, pharmaceutical companies and drug development researchers and decision-makers.

Advances in Bioartificial Materials and Tissue Engineering Research and Application 2012 Edition

Advances in Bioartificial Materials and Tissue Engineering Research and Application  2012 Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ScholarlyEditions
Total Pages: 827
Release: 2012-12-26
ISBN 10: 1464991464
ISBN 13: 9781464991462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Bioartificial Materials and Tissue Engineering Research and Application 2012 Edition Book Review:

Advances in Bioartificial Materials and Tissue Engineering Research and Application / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Bioartificial Materials and Tissue Engi. The editors have built Advances in Bioartificial Materials and Tissue Engineering Research and Application / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Bioartificial Materials and Tissue Engi in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Bioartificial Materials and Tissue Engineering Research and Application / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Translational Ayurveda

Translational Ayurveda
Author: Sanjeev Rastogi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2018-11-11
ISBN 10: 9811320624
ISBN 13: 9789811320620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translational Ayurveda Book Review:

Translational Ayurveda is the implementation of translational medicine ideas taking into account Ayuraveda’s unique health care principles and their application in patient care. This book addresses various domains of Ayurveda, discussing its fundamentals and clinical practice in terms of the various modalities available, and offering deep insights into what is actually described in the classical Ayurveda texts. It also explores the public health impacts of such classical thoughts from a completely new angle. In Ayurveda, there are huge gaps between knowledge and its practical application. The book identifies these gaps to provide a new perspective on Ayurvedic wisdom in light of contemporary scientific advances.

Comprehensive Biotechnology

Comprehensive Biotechnology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 4870
Release: 2019-07-17
ISBN 10: 0444640479
ISBN 13: 9780444640475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Biotechnology Book Review:

Comprehensive Biotechnology, Third Edition unifies, in a single source, a huge amount of information in this growing field. The book covers scientific fundamentals, along with engineering considerations and applications in industry, agriculture, medicine, the environment and socio-economics, including the related government regulatory overviews. This new edition builds on the solid basis provided by previous editions, incorporating all recent advances in the field since the second edition was published in 2011. Offers researchers a one-stop shop for information on the subject of biotechnology Provides in-depth treatment of relevant topics from recognized authorities, including the contributions of a Nobel laureate Presents the perspective of researchers in different fields, such as biochemistry, agriculture, engineering, biomedicine and environmental science

Crop Breeding and Biotechnology

Crop Breeding and Biotechnology
Author: Chander Parkash Malik,Chitra Wadhwani,Bhavneet Kaur
Publsiher: Pointer Publishers
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9788171325900
ISBN 13: 8171325904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crop Breeding and Biotechnology Book Review:

Biotechnology has revolutionized the concepts in agriculture, food, industrial feed stocks and health care in the past three decades. It has furnished techniques to enhance agricultural productivity, raise value added products and health care systems and has ensured better environments. Rapid advances in diverse areas of biotechnology have ushered tremendous new tools to affect change in agriculture, medicine and cell biology. The present volume entitled Crop Breeding and Biotechnology furnishes information on recent advances in Biotechnology. Written by leading experts it offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on selected topics, most sought after by researchers and students at the graduate and postgraduate level. Each chapter discusses the current status. The strength of this volume is lavishly used images, and extensive literature citation in each chapter. Certain to become the standard reference for biotechnologists, molecular biologists, breeders, applied biologists, a must for teachers and students engaged in teaching and research in plant physiology, plant breeding, crop improvement and other aspects of plant sciences, the book is the definitive source for those who are keen to remain updated with the recent advances in biotechnology pertinent to crop breeding.