By Arie Altman
This paintings integrates simple biotechnological methodologies with up to date agricultural practices, supplying ideas to express agricultural wishes and difficulties from plant and crop yield to animal husbandry. It provides and evaluates the constraints of classical methodologies and the opportunity of novel and emergent agriculturally similar biotechnologies.
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Chemicals, concentrations, and duration of surface sterilization procedures differ according to type, size, and origin of plant material. When required, additional treatments with fungicides, fungistats, or antibiotics can be applied. Copyright © 1998 by MARCEL DEKKER, INC. 26 Altman and Loberant 3. Environmental Conditions Maintenance of optimal environmental conditions for the handling and development of in vitro plant cultures is a key factor in all operational steps. A constant balance between complex and expensive electrical, air-conditioning, and filtration systems is required.
BIODIVERSITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT: THE PROMISE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY TOWARD THE 21ST CENTURY Enviromnental concerns and biodiversity are now the central guidelines in agricultural biotechnology. Besides the basic need to save natural germplasm variability and to guarantee it against possible extinction, the economic value of biodiversity has attracted the attention of industrial and financial organizations . At the World Congress on Biodiversity held in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1996), the World Monetary Fund (WMF) has announced its allocation of 100 million US dollars for 3 years, toward preserving the biodiversity in environmentally important regions, such as the Amazon.
Is producing biofungicides to protect postharvest spoilage of citrus, apples, and other pome fruits . , and others) to produce a required critical mass [12,17]. The formation of such a consortium was listed by several industry analysts as one of the most important events of the biotechnology industry in 1996 [12,17]. Biofertilizers had entered the market as well. Considering the pros and cons, biopesticides and bioherbicides show a positive balance and an annual market-value increase of 7–14% over the past 5 years .
Agricultural Biotechnology (Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment) by Arie Altman