Plant Gene Silencing
Mechanisms and Applications

Edited by Tamas Dalmay
Cloth: 978 1 78064 767 8 / $140.00
Published: July 2017  

Publisher: CABI
224 pp., 6 3/4" x 9 3/5"
tables & color illus

Series: CABI Biotechnology Series 5
Plant gene silencing is a crucially important phenomenon in gene expression and epigenetics. This book describes the way small RNA is produced and acts to silence genes, its likely origins in defense against viruses, and its potential to improve plants. Plant gene silencing can be used to improve industrial traits, to make plants more nutritious or more valuable to consumers, to remove allergens, and to improve resistance to weeds and pathogens.

Table of Contents:
1: Diversity of RNA silencing pathways in plants
2: Induction and suppression of silencing by plant viruses
3: Artificial induction and maintenance of epigenetic variations in plants
4: Gene Silencing in Archaeplastida Algae
5: Gene silencing in fungi: A diversity of pathways and functions
6: Artificial small RNA-based strategies for effective and specific gene silencing in plants
7: Application of RNA silencing in improving plant traits for industrial use
8: Increasing nutritional value by RNA silencing
9: RNA-based control of plant diseases: a case study with Fusarium graminearum
10: Targeting nematode genes by RNA silencing
11: Gene silencing provides efficient protection against viruses

Sample Chapter