PART I: THE CURRENT SITUATION.
1.1 From Primitive Selection to Genetic Modification, Ten Thousand Years of Plant Breeding (Nigel G. Halford).
1.2 Crop Biotechnology in the United States: Experiences and Impacts (Sujatha Sankula).
1.3 Development of Biotech Crops in China (Qingzhong Xue, Yuhua Zhang and Xianyin Zhang).
PART II: NEW DEVELOPMENTS.
2.1 Advances in Transformation Technologies (Huw D. Jones).
2.2 Enhanced Nutritional Value of Food Crops (Dietrich Rein and Karin Herbers).
2.3 The Production of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Transgenic Plants (Louise V. Michaelson, Frédéric Beaudoin, Olga Sayanova and Johnathan A. Napier).
2.4 The Application of Genetic Engineering to the Improvement of Cereal Grain Quality (Peter R. Shewry).
2.5 Improvements in Starch Quality (Michael M. Burrell).
2.6 Production of Vaccines in GM Plants (Liz Nicholson, M. Carmen Can˜izares and George P. Lomonossoff).
2.7 Prospects for Using Genetic Modification to Engineer Drought Tolerance in Crops (S.G. Mundree, R. Iyer, B. Baker, N. Conrad, E.J. Davis, K. Govender, A.T. Maredza and J.A. Thomson).
2.8 Salt Tolerance (Eduardo Blumwald and Anil Grover).
2.9 Engineering Fungal Resistance in Crops (Maarten Stuiver).
PART III: SAFETY AND REGULATION.
3.1 Plant Food Allergens (E.N. Clare Mills, John A. Jenkins and Peter R. Shewry).
3.2 Environmental Impact and Gene Flow (P.J.W. Lutman and K. Berry).
3.3 Risk Assessment, Regulation and Labeling (Nigel G. Halford).
""…very important and useful for anyone interested in the subject."" (Plant Science Bulletin, 11/06)