Contents: Preface. 1. Agriculture biotechnology: an overview. 2. Agricultural biotechnology: challenges and opportunities. 3. Social interest of agricultural biotechnology. 4. Transatlantic regulatory integration. 5. Industrial research and development in agricultural biotechnology. 6. Agricultural development through genetic engineering. 7. Application of biotechnology to Potato. 8. Application of biotechnology to rice. 9. Mergers and intellectual property in agricultural biotechnology. 10. International marketing of agricultural biotechnology. 11. Effects of intellectual property on agricultural biotechnology. 12. Development and future of agricultural biotechnology. Bibliography. Index.
"Agricultural biotechnology is a collection of scientific techniques, including genetic engineering, that are used to create, improve, or modify plants, animals and microorganisms. Using conventional techniques, such as selective breeding, scientists have been working to improve plants and animals for human benefit for hundreds of years. Modern techniques now enable scientists to move genes and therefore desirable traits in ways they could not before - and with greater ease and precision.
This book provides students with a basic understanding of the concepts that contribute to agricultures biotechnology revolution. Each chapter of this comprehensive text includes topics such as IPR, mergers and a acquisitions and the uses of biotechnology and biotech careers. Also included is a thorough examination of the controversy and concerns over the use of genetic engineering, genetically modified organisms, cloning and their potential dangers to humans and the environments. This information enables students to engage and utilize the texts science-based content in classroom discussions and research activities." (jacket)