Contents

Preface Contributors

1. Plant Biotechnology—An Emerging Field Wolfgang H. Barz and Kir si-Mar ja Oksman-Caldentey

2. Plant-Derived Drugs and Extracts Yvonne Holm and Raimo Hiltunen

3. Industrial Strategies for the Discovery of Bioactive Compounds from Plants

Helmut Kessmann and Bernhard Schnurr

4. Plant Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques Used in Plant Breeding

Peter M. A. Tigerstedt and Anna-Maija Niskanen

5. Plant Cell Cultures as Producers of Secondary Compounds Kazuki Saito and Hajime Mizukami

6. Genetic Transformation of Plants and Their Cells Richard M. Twyman, Paul Christou, and Eva Stöger

7. Properties and Applications of Hairy Root Cultures Pauline M. Doran

8. Bioreactors for Plant Cell and Tissue Cultures Regine Eibl and Dieter Eibl

9. The Potential Contribution of Plant Biotechnology to Improving Food Quality D. G. Lindsay

10. Engineering Plant Biochemical Pathways for Improved Nutritional Quality

Michel Jacobs, Marc Vauterin, Eric Dewaele, and Adrian Craciun

11. Transgenic Plants as Producers of Modified Starch and Other Carbohydrates

Alan H. Schulman

12. Improving the Nutritional Quality and Functional Properties of Seed Proteins by Genetic Engineering

Peter R. Shewry

13. Transgenic Plants as Sources of Modified Oils Sean J. Coughlan and Anthony J. Kinney

14. Flavors and Fragrances from Plants Holger Zorn and Ralf G. Berger

15. Fine Chemicals from Plants Michael Keil

16. Genetic Engineering of the Plant Cell Factory for Secondary Metabolite Production: Indole Alkaloid Production in Catharanthus roseus as a Model

Serap Whitmer, Robert van der Heijden, and Robert Verpoorte

17. Transgenic Plants for Production of Immunotherapeutic Agents

James W. Larrick, Lloyd Yu, Sudhir Jaiswal, and Keith Wycoff

18. Signal Transduction Elements Dierk Scheel

19. The Plant Cell Wall—Structural Aspects and Biotechnological Developments

Bruno Moerschbacher

20. Lignin Genetic Engineering: A Way to Better Understand Lignification beyond Applied Objectives

Alain-M. Boudet

21. Transgenic Plants Expressing Tolerance Toward Oxidative Stress

Frank Van Breusegem and Dirk Inzé

22. Transgenic Plants with Increased Tolerance against Viral Pathogens

Holger Jeske

23. Transgenic Plants with Enhanced Tolerance against Microbial Pathogens

Raimund Tenhaken

24. Transgenic Crop Plants with Increased Tolerance to Insect Pests

Danny J. Llewellyn and Thomas J. V. Higgins

25. Transgenic Herbicide-Resistant Crops—Advantages, Drawbacks, and Failsafes

Jonathan Gressel

26. Plants and Environmental Stress Adaptation Strategies Hans J. Bohnert and John C. Cushman

27. Molecular Mechanisms that Control Plant Tolerance to Heavy Metals and Possible Roles in Manipulating Metal Accumulation

Stephan Clemens, Sébastien Thomine, and Julian I. Schroeder

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