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Plant Breeding and Biotechnology
By Denis Murphy

Plant Breeding and Biotechnology

Societal Context and the Future of Agriculture

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Plant Breeding and Biotechnology by Denis Murphy

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This comprehensive 2007 survey of modern plant breeding traces its history from the earliest experiments at the dawn of the scientific revolution in the seventeenth century to the present day and the existence of high tech agribusiness. Murphy tells the story from the perspective of a scientist working in this field, offering a rationale and evidence-based insight into its development. Crop improvement is examined from both a scientific and socio-economic perspective and the ways in which these factors interact and impact on agricultural development are discussed, including debates on genetically-modified food. Murphy highlights concerns over the future of plant breeding, as well as potential options to enable us to meet the challenges of feeding the world in the 21st century. This thoroughly interdisciplinary and balanced account serves as an essential resource for everyone involved with plant breeding research, policy and funding, as well as those wishing to engage with current debates.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521823890
ISBN-10: 0521823897
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 25mm)
Pages: 452
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Denis Murphy

Denis J. Murphy is Professor of Biotechnology at the University of Glamorgan, UK. His career in plant biotechnology research spans three decades, including ten years on the management team of the John Innes Centre, arguably Europe's premier research centre in plant science. He is currently highly involved with the ongoing debate on genetically modified food and crops, both locally and internationally, providing expertise and advice to numerous organisations and government agencies, as well as engaging with the general public and the media.

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