Introduction to Molecular Farming; J.A. Howard, E.E. Hood. Part I: Plant Production Systems. Viral Vector Expression of Foreign Proteins in Plants; L.K. Grill, et al. Alfalfa, A Perennial Source of Recombinant Proteins; L.-P. Vézina, et al. Plant Molecular Farming: Using Oleosin Partitioning Technology in Oilseeds; M.M. Moloney. Part II: Recombinant Protein Products From Plants. Human Pharmaceuticals Products in Plants; J.W. Larrick, et al. Animal Health; J.M. Jilka, S.J. Streatfield. Industrial Proteins Produced From Transgenic Plants; E.E. Hood, S.L. Woodard. Part III: Production issues. Choice of Crop Species and Development of Transgenic Product Lines; D.E. Delaney. Production of Recombinant Proteins from Transgenic Crops; Z. Nikolov, D. Hammes. Regulatory Considerations in a Changing Environment; D. Emlay. A Warehouse of Ideas: Developing and Using Intellectual Property; P.A. Sweeney. Index.
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