Brassica by G. Rakow (auth.), Professor Dr. Eng-Chong Pua, Professor Dr.

By G. Rakow (auth.), Professor Dr. Eng-Chong Pua, Professor Dr. Carl J. Douglas (eds.)

Recent advances in plant mobilephone and molecular biology have opened new avenues for the advance of crop crops within the genus "Brassica" - oilseeds and greens of globally financial significance. This quantity reports advances in a number of components of "Brassica" biotechnology. It covers using rapid-cycle brassicas, tissue tradition and gene move, molecular genetics, biotic and abiotic tension resistance, and molecular farming. members are world-leading foreign "Brassica" researchers. the quantity is a useful reference for plant breeders, researchers and graduate scholars within the fields of plant biotechnology, agronomy, horticulture, genetics, and mobile and molecular biology.

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Current estimates indicate that WFP has reached hundreds of thousands of teachers through networking and dissemination, ultimately reaching tens of millions of students over the last 15 years. During the 2001–2002 academic year, over 9 million students in nine countries used WFP in the classroom. The WFP Program has continued to evolve over the last 15 years. html). html). The WFP Program is ideally positioned as a venue for training faculty, students, and teachers interested in the plant sciences and science education well into the future.

The goal of the program is to have undergraduates do independent research projects using WFP and then develop those projects into inquiry-based laboratory exercises to be disseminated to the undergraduate biology teaching community. In order to design laboratory exercises for biology curricula, it is first necessary to identify the needs that currently exist. A group of ISAT students conducted a “needs assessment” of undergraduate programs across the United States. The survey asked faculties to indicate which of those concepts being taught in introductory biology courses needed restructuring, especially those that would benefit from laboratory activities.

Plant Mol Biol 42:225–249 Williams PH (1995) Exploring Wisconsin fast plants. Kendall/Hunt, Dubuque Williams PH, Hill CB (1986) Rapid-cycling populations of Brassica. Science 232:1385–1389 Wolfe KH (2001) Yesterday’s polyploids and the mysteries of diploidization. F. H. PATERSON2 1 Introduction The present chapter is aimed to build on, and update, an earlier comprehensive review (Quiros 2001) by providing the latest information on gene mapping, its analysis and application in Brassica crops. The prominence of many diverse Brassica species among the world’s crops has the consequence that, to do justice to Brassica genomics, we must consider activities in a number of diverse crops.

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