Yuan-Yeu Yau

Yuan-Yeu Yau

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

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Introduction
Dr. Yuan-Yeu (Frank) Yau obtained his PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A., majoring in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics. His focus is Plant Biotechnology. He worked as a post-doc and Specialist at University of California-Berkeley and USDA-ARS; faculty of NSU and CAS, working on Clean Gene Technology, precise transgene stacking with site-specific recombination systems, plant genetic transformation, molecular pharming for drug production through plant systems and genetic breeding.
Additional affiliations
September 2022 - May 2013
Northeastern State University at Broken Arrow, USA
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • 1.Teach Cell Biology Labs for undergraduates,3 sections: ⦁ Biol 3124L (CRN 20032) ⦁ Biol 3124L (CRN 20033) ⦁ Biol 3124L (CRN 20046); 2.Invited lectures—class for senior undergraduates ⦁ BIOL-4502: Select Topics in Molecular Biotechnology
November 2011 - May 2013
Northeastern State University at Broken Arrow
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Perform research and training Undergraduate and Graduate students for research.
September 2010 - December 2010
Chinese Academy of Sciences (SCBG)
Position
  • Researcher (Professor)
Description
  • Teaching graduate students for research

Publications

Publications (154)
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Selectable marker genes (SMGs) and selection agents are useful tools in the production of transgenic plants by selecting transformed cells from a matrix consisting of of mostly untransformed cells. Most SMGs express protein products that confer antibiotic- or herbicide resistance traits, and typically reside in the end product of genetically-modifi...
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The rapid development of crops with multiple transgenic traits arouses the need for an efficient system for creating stacked cultivars. Most major crops rely on classical breeding to introgress the transgene from a laboratory variety to the numerous cultivars adapted to different growing regions. Even with vegetative propagated crops, genetic cross...
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Genetic engineering with just a few genes has changed agriculture in the last 20 years. The most frequently used transgenes are the herbicide resistance genes for efficient weed control and the Bt toxin genes for insect resistance. The adoption of the first-generation genetically engineered crops has been very successful in improving farming practi...
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Plant-based biofuels present a promising alternative to depleting non-renewable fuel resources. One of the benefits of biofuel is reduced environmental impact, including reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission which causes climate change. Sugarcane is one of the most important bioenergy crops. Sugarcane juice is used to produce table sugar and 1...
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Global human population is growing rapidly. The latest world population projections indicate human population will reach 10 billion in the year 2055 (The World Bank). Simultaneously limited cultivable land, climate change and plant diseases greatly impede the crop yield improvement necessary to feed the growing population. Breeders and farmers face...
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COVID-19 mRNA virus (SARS-CoV-2) evolves constantly. It has evolved from its ancestral strain into several variants-of-concern (VOC) during the pandemic. The latest VOC is Omicron (PANGO lineage B.1.1.529 or BA.1). Omicron BA.1 further branched into highly transmissible and immunity evasive subvariants, ex. BA.2, BA.2.12.1, BA.4 and BA.5. These nov...
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Invitation for Nature Portfolio survey.
Book
This edited book focuses on the application and implementation of bioremediation and other strategies to create a sustainable and healthy environment. It provides a collection of approaches to environmental biotechnology for wastewater treatment, removal of soil heavy metals, degradation of pesticides, removal of dyes, waste management, and microbi...
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This edited book focuses on the application and implementation of bioremediation and other strategies to create a sustainable and healthy environment. It provides a collection of approaches to environmental biotechnology for wastewater treatment, removal of soil heavy metals, degradation of pesticides, removal of dyes, waste management, and microbi...
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As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into an exhausting third year, the viral death toll decreases as the toll on global health and economies increases. COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) is an mRNA virus. It constantly evolves from its ancestral strain. The SARS-CoV-2 variant-of-concern Omicron (PANGO lineage B.1.1.529) emerged in November 2021 and branche...
Book
This book aims at bringing out a comprehensive collection of information of applying CRISPR-Cas systems for genome-editing in plants. The main focus of this book is to address the recent advances and future prospects of CRISPR-Cas technology in crops.
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An international conference for Sugarcane study. 7th IAPSIT International Sugar Conference & Sugar Tech Expo /Suagarcon-2022 being organized at the Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, India from 16-19 October, 2022.
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(Abstract) As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into an exhausting third year, the viral death toll decreases as the toll on global health and economies increases. COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) is an mRNA virus. It constantly evolves from its ancestral strain. The SARS-CoV-2 variant-of-concern Omicron (PANGO lineage B.1.1.529) emerged in November 20...
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(Abstract coming up soon) Title: Omics-driven Biotechnological Innovations and Their Applications; Subtitle: Sustainable development in agriculture, environment, energy and health
Book
The book has 2 sections: Section A focuses on Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology and Section B covers Emerging Technologies in Environmental Biotechnology. The book introduces Environmental biotechnology as a tool to progress towards sustainable development goals and covers green technologies such as Bio-plastics, Third generation hy...
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Launch Event of our new book "Innovations in Environmental Biotechnology" at International Congress of Biotechnology (CoB)-2022, Sponsored by Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology, at 9AM, on10th June 2022. The conference is an online event. Flyer is attached.
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➡️Invitation to be a keynote speaker for International Congress of Biotechnology. The event covers four broad domains of biotechnology including advances in Medicine and Health, Environment and Plant Sciences 🔴International Congress of Biotechnology (COB-2022) is an online conference which envisions the free flow of information and new technologie...
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The book has two sections. Section A focuses on Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology and Section B covers Emerging Technologies in Environmental Biotechnology. The book introduces Environmental biotechnology as a tool to progress towards sustainable development goals and covers green technologies such as Bio-plastics, Third generation...
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The book has 2 sections: Section A focuses on Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology and Section B covers Emerging Technologies in Environmental Biotechnology. The book introduces Environmental biotechnology as a tool to progress towards sustainable development goals and covers green technologies such as Bio-plastics, Third generation hy...
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Computerized Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have been in use since the 1960s, but recently the rapid spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 disease, caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, has led to unprecedented interest in and reliance on geospatial data and visualizations to help monitor and control the resultant pandemic. Geospatial factors such a...
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A new mutated version of SARS-COV-2 virus was detected near the end of November 2021, in South Africa. The lineage was called B.1.1.529 (or BA.1) (or Nextstrain clade 21K). World Health Organization (W.H.O) labelled it as “Omicron” and later on declared it as a Variant of Concern (VOC). The Omicron variant, the fifth VOC, accumulated a large number...
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COVID-19 had been declared a pandemic in March 2020. The disease has caused destruction all around the world. Symptomatic treatment, supportive care, isolation and experimental measures are the most important ways to manage this disease. However, high percentage of the COVID-19 patients showed mild-to-moderate symptoms such as fever, cough, nasal c...
Preprint
A new mutated version of SARS-COV-2 virus was detected near the end of November, in South Africa. The lineage is called as B.1.1.529. World Health Organization (W.H.O) labelled it as “Omicron”, and later declared it as a Variant of Concern (VOC). Omicron variant, the fifth VOC, accumulated a large number of mutations in its Spike region, the most f...
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Marketing dates of two of our new books published by Springer-Nature were announced by Amazon: Feb. 27, 2022 and March 22, 2022.
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The world is still recovering economically, emotionally and politically from the devastation caused by dominant Delta variant when it is being hit again by another heavily mutated version of SARS-COV-2 virus. It was initially called B.1.1.529 but later on termed as ‘Omicron’. World Health Organization declared it as a Variant of Concern (VOC) on 30...
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Invitation to review a scientific manuscript (*CRISPR-Cas9 technology*-related article).
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Climate change will affect all areas of the world – on the land, in the oceans and in the air. Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter (https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/climate-change-and-health). IPCC (2021) has confirmed that te...
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*Book Review* by Prof C.P. Malik, published in JPSR (Journal of Plant Science Research).
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Transformed plants are obtained experimentally with low frequency. Scientists use selectable marker genes (SMGs) and selection agents to select transformed cells from mostly untransformed cells in the production of transgenic plants. The SMG is usually an antibiotic or herbicide-resistance gene. However, presence of SMGs in GM plants and subsequent...
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Member of Alliance of World Scientists. Also, check here: https://www.scientistswarningeurope.org.uk/signature
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The Green Revolution has fuelled an exponential growth in human population since the mid- 20th century. Due to population growth, food and energy demands will soon surpass supply capabilities. Plant genetic engineering has the potential to overcome some of these challenges. As an example, bioenergy crops can be genetically improved for producing mo...
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A 2020 published book entitled "Climate Change, Photosynthesis and Advanced Biofuels".
Book
This timely book is a compilation of edited articles by distinguished international scientists discussing global warming, its causes as well as present and future solutions. Social and economic growth at global level is measured in terms of GDP, which requires energy inputs generally based on fossil fuel resources. These, however, are major contrib...
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Associate Editor of LS-IJLS (International Journal of Life Sciences). Indexed/Abstracted With - Indian Citation Index, NAAS Rating 2018 - 3.66, Scientific Journal Impact Factor (SJIF - 3.195), InfoBase Index (IB Factor - 2.8), J-Gate, Summon (ProQuest), EBSCO Discovery, Google Scholar, CNKI Scholar, Primo and Primo Central, Indian Science Abstract...
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COVID-19 global pandemic, as of August, 2021 has reached 200,000,000 recorded cases and a death toll that climbed to more than 4,250,000. Several different strategies have been used to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2. These include lockdowns, social-distancing, gathering size limits, room capacity adjustments, mask-wearing protocols, and proper han...
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Vertical farming, popularly known as sky farming, is a recently emerging technology for cultivating many herbacious crops. As the world’s population increases exponentially, arable land is diminishing. The vertical farm concept was developed to remedy the spatial land utilization crisis. This method utilizes conventional farming methods such as hyd...
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Invitation for Springer-Nature book proposal reviewing--Environmental Bioremediation
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Yellow mosaic disease (YMD) affects several types of vegetables and leguminous crops, including the mungbean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek). Mungbean is known as a rich source of digestible protein widely cultivated across Southeast Asia. Plant YMD is characterized by a bright yellow mosaic pattern on leaf surfaces with severe infections also presentin...
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Cadmium (Cd) is a heavy-metal pollutant found in paddy fields, documented to accumulate in rice (Oryza sativa L.) and subsequently transfer to the global food chain creating environmental issues worldwide. Understanding and managing Cd transport mechanisms can reduce Cd uptake and accumulation in rice. It may also improve rice growth and grain qual...
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Review a book submitted to Bentham Publisher.
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Keywords for the Chapter. Keywords COVID-19 – Coronavirus - Drone - Environment - Lockdown - GIS - Geographic Information Systems - Health – Pandemic – Pollution – Robot – SARS-CoV-2 – Spatial analysis – Technology – Virus
Book
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The use of fossil fuels results in rising CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, causing global temperature rise and climate change that will negatively impact human health, the food supply, and eventually worsen hunger and misery. Presently, fossil fuels meet 88% of the energy demand, resulting in rising CO2/GHG emissions at alarming rates....
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The Role of Biotechnology in the Production of Value-added Plant Bioproducts Links climate change, photosynthesis and biofuels and other plant bioproducts with the latest biotechnological advances and their role in reducing greenhouse gases Offers insights into the basics of photosynthesis and covers advances in photosynthesis research concerning b...
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The book has 18 chapters divided in 3 thematic parts. 1. Photosynthesis and biomass production under changing conditions. 2. Microalgae and engineered crops for production of biofuels and high value products. 3. Genetic resources and engineering methods to improve crop plants Readers will find the latest information on the molecular basis of photos...
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Tobacco is a model plant for genetic transformation, with leaf disk transformation being the most commonly used method for its transformation. One disadvantage of leaf disk transformation is obtaining an adequately sized leaf. Cotyledons from young seedlings are considered too small and fragile to use. In an attempt to overcome this drawback, a pro...
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Almost 190 countries of the world agreed during the Conference of Parties (COP15) to keep a global temperature rise this centry, due to greenhouse gas emission, below 2°C, preferably 1.5°C, above pre-industrial level (https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/what-is-the-paris-agreement), but during COP25 deliberations were going...
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The use of fossil fuels results in rising CO2 and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, causing global temperature rise and climate change that will negatively impact human health, the food supply, and eventually worsen hunger and misery. Presently, fossil fuels meet 88% of the energy demand, resulting in rising CO2/GHG emissions at alarming rates....
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Sugarcane is an economically important crop across the world. Demand for sugar and sugarcane by-products increases in both domestic and industrial sectors daily. In order to meet this demand, sustainable sugarcane yield improvement is inevitable. Yield loss in sugarcane due to insect pests ranges from 10 to 30%. Despite application of insecticides,...
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As an Alliance of World Scientists (AWS) member, I was invited to sign and support the in-press viewpoint article in the Journal BioScience (https://academic.oup.com/bioscience) [Oxford University Press] entitled “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency” by Dr. Ripple et. al. (2019). The signatory will be printed with the paper. The in-pre...
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Partake in the next Times Higher Education World University Rankings
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Sugarcane is an important worldwide cash crop used for both sugar and ethanol production. Improvement of sugarcane through conventional breeding practices has been limited by its complex polyploid genome. Considerable improvements have been made with sugarcane through transgenic technology. Biolistic and Agrobacterium transformation methods have be...
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**Note: this manuscript has been submitted to scientific journal Sugar Tech (IF = 1.2) for publication. Not a "book chapter" anymore. The new title is "Gene editing technologies for sugarcane improvement: opportunities and limitations". It has been accepted.
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Plant disease and reduced yield are both significant threats to modern agriculture. Cultivation managers continue to find control of disease and yield elusive. Plant biologists have adopted various methods of engineering for generating plants resistant to insect pests, viruses, nematodes, fungi, salinity, and drought. Most utilize resistance based...
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The book covers all the four dimensions of biofuels: production, conversion, economics and environmental benefits Elucidates the role of biofuels in greenhouse gas mitigation and climate change Comprehensive and most updated collection of information from experts on biofuel research This timely book is a compilation of edited articles by distinguis...
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Biofuels are the class of fuels derived from biological sources. Plant-based fuels are derived from renewable sources, produce less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than fossil fuels, and provide an attractive alternative to fossil fuels for future energy security. By using a variety of materials as biofuel-producing feedstocks, several generations o...
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This paper was published with open access. See link below: https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/bix125/4605229
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A Training project from Elsevier Publishing Campus, host by Publisher Elsevier. The topic focuses on from an author to a reviewer and to an editor.
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Some important tips for reviewers-- what are reviewers' responsibility and what are not. What a reviewer should do to be a good reviewer.
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The basics of how to respond reviewers' questions and comments. This is a good class.
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Tobacco is a model plant for genetic transformation, with leaf-disk transformation being the most commonly used method for its transformation. One disadvantage of leaf-disk transformation is obtaining an adequately sized leaf. Cotyledons from young seedlings are considered too small and fragile to use. In an attempt to overcome this drawback, a pro...
Method
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A guide to cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) genetic transformation. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation was conducted. Two methods were used--(1) infection of Agrobacterium on seedling explants (from cotyledon and hypocotyl) and (2) infection of Agrobacterium on callus. In this article, the former method is a focus. Transgenic plants were obtained...
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I am a co-signatory for the in-press Viewpoint article in the journal BioScience (https://academic.oup.com/bioscience) [Oxford University Press] entitled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: a second notice” by Ripple et. al. (2017). The pre-print article can be read at: [ http://scientistswarning.forestry.oregonstate.edu/ ]. If you are a scien...
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This timely book is a compilation of edited articles by distinguished international scientists discussing global warming, its causes as well as present and future solutions. Social and economic growth at global level is measured in terms of GDP, which requires energy inputs generally based on fossil fuel resources. These, however, are major contrib...
Book
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This timely book is a compilation of edited articles by distinguished international scientists discussing global warming, its causes as well as present and future solutions. Social and economic growth at global level is measured in terms of GDP, which requires energy inputs generally based on fossil fuel resources. These, however, are major contrib...
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Biofuels are the class of fuels derived from biological sources. Plant-based fuels are derived from renewable sources, produce less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than fossil fuels, and provide an attractive alternative to fossil fuels for future energy security. By using a variety of materials as biofuel-producing feedstocks, several generations o...
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Biofuels are derived from biological material. They are an environmentally friendly, low-cost, and renewable energy source, making them potential fuels to replace nonrenewable fossil fuel. Over time, biofuel production technology/methodology has gone through several generations, from the simplest means of production (conversion of simple sugars int...
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New Rochelle, NY, May 7, 2015—Researchers have customized and refined a technique derived from the immune system of bacteria to develop the CRISPR-Cas9 genome engineering system, which enables targeted modifications to the genes of virtually any organism. The discovery and development of CRISPR-Cas9 technology, its wide range of potential applicati...
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Recently developed strategies and techniques that make use of the vast amount of genetic information to perform targeted perturbations in the genome of living organisms are collectively referred to as genome engineering. The wide array of applications made possible by the use of this technology range from agriculture to healthcare. This, along with...
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This article surveys methodologies for gene stacking in plants and proposes a new strategy for precise transgene stacking by combining transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) and uni-directional site-specific recombination systems to precisely stack transgenes at a specific locus in the plant genome. Site-specific stacking would al...
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A stroke is a medical emergency that can cause brain damage within minutes. Plasminogen activators (DSPAs), enzymes from the saliva of blood-feeding vampire bats, have been found to act only on fibrin without excess brain bleeding. Currently, recombinant DSPAα1 are produced in transformed yeast, animal, and insect cells. However, the yields of reco...
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An important tool for the production of GM crops is the selectable marker gene (SMG), which allows for the identification of a few transformed plants from among the bulk of non-transformed plants. The SMG, usually an antibiotic or herbicide-resistance gene, remains in the genome of GM crops. Several strategies have been employed in plant genetic tr...
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Book Description: This book is a continuation of the book Agriculture and Food Science Researcher Biographical Sketches and Research Summaries which compiles biographical sketches of top professionals in the field of agriculture and food science research, as well as research summaries from a number of different focuses in this important field.