Submitted to: Handbook of Fungal Biotechnology
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: January 15, 2004
Publication Date: February 15, 2004
Citation: Leong, S.A. 2004. Biotechnological approaches in plant protection: Achievements, new initiatives and prospects. In: Arora D. Editor. Biotechnology in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Applications. New York. Marcel Dekker. p. 1-17. Technical Abstract: This chapter reviews the latest developments in the application of biotechnology to solve crop looses due to fungal disease. These include marker-assisted breeding, map-based cloning of genes, and development of transgenic plants. New areas of investigation which hold much promise are gene silencing, mutagenesis using T-DNA, transient expression of genes using viruses and particle bombardment, microarrays, and proteomics.