1. Alien Gene Transfer in Crop Plants: An Introduction.- 2. Distant Hybridization: A Tool for Interspecific Manipulation of Chromosomes.- 3. Tissue culture and regeneration: a prerequisite for alien gene transfer.- 4. Methods and Role of Embryo Rescue Technique in Alien Gene Transfer.- 5. Horizontal Gene Transfer through Genetic Transformation.- 6. Distant Hybridization and Doubled Haploidy Breeding.- 7. Role of Molecular Markers.- 8. Molecular Cytogenetics for Identification of Alien Chromosomes and Chromosome Segments.- 9. Agronomically relevant traits transferred to major crop plants by alien introgressions.- 10. Gene flow and risk assessment in genetically modified crops.- 11. Bioinformatics approaches to deciphering alien gene transfer: a comprehensive analysis.- 12. Alien gene transfer: Challenges and Opportunities.
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