Developed from a symposium sponsored by the Divisions of Agrochemicals, Agricultural and Food Chemistry, and Fertilizer and Soil Chemistry at the 190th Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Chicago, Illinois, September, 8-13, 1985. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Status and overview of biotechnology in agricultural chemistry / Homer M. LeBaron -- Use of plant of cell cultures in pesticide metabolism studies / Beth A. Swisher -- In vitro plant cultures for herbicide prescreening / J. Gressel -- Applications of in vitro selection systems : whole-plant selection using the haploid phase of Ceratopteris / Leslie G. Hickok -- Use of plant cells and organ culture in the production of biological chemicals / Hector E. Flores -- Use of somatic embryogenesis for the regeneration of plants / David A. Stuart and M. Keith Redenbaugh -- Selection for herbicide resistance at the whole-plant level / G. Haughn and C.R. Somerville -- Classical approaches to the development of herbicide tolerance in crop cultivars / W.D. Beversdorf -- Cell culture approaches for obtaining herbicide-resistant chloroplasts in crop plants / Pal Maliga, Erzsebet Fejes, Katherine Steinback, and Laszlo Menczel -- Developing insecticide resistance in insect and mite predators and opportunities for gene transfer / Marjorie A. Hoy -- Importance of conformational variability in protein engineering of subtilisin / Richard Bott, Mark Ultsch, James Wells, David Powers, Daniel Burdick, Martin Struble, John Burnier, David Estell, Jeffrey Miller, Thomas Graycar, Robin Adams, and Scott Power -- Detection of plasmids in the plant pathogenic bacterium Xanthomonas campestris Pathovar glycines / Michael J. Haas and William F. Fett -- Use of microorganisms and microbial systems in the degradation of pesticides / Jeffrey S. Karns, Mark T. Muldoon, Walter W. Mulbry, Myra K. Derbyshire, and Philip C. Kearney -- Biodegradation of s-triazines : an approach to dispose of recalcitrant wastes / Alasdair M. Cook -- Use of microorganisms and enzymes in the synthesis and production of optically active agricultural chemicals / Gary J. Calton -- Microbiological identification and characterization of an amino acid biosynthetic enzyme as the site of sulfonylurea herbicide action / Robert A. LaRossa, S. Carl Falco, Barbara J. Mazur, Kenneth J. Livak, John V. Schloss, Dana R. Smulski, Tina K. Van Dyk, and Narendra S. Yadav -- Genetic engineering of bacterial insecticides / Brian B. Spear -- Ice nucleation-deficient bacteria as frost protection agents / G.J. Warren, J. Lindemann, T.V. Suslow, and R.L. Green -- Immunoassays for crop management systems and agricultural chemistry / Richard K. Lankow, G. David Grothaus, and Sally A. Miller -- Anticipating the impacts of biotechnology on agriculture : a review and synthesis / Joseph J. Molnar, Henry Kinnucan, and Upton Hatch -- Patent laws governing applications of biotechnology patents related to agricultural products / Rene D. Tegtmeyer -- Protection of biotechnology in agricultural-related inventions / Kate H. Murashige -- Public policies for avoiding mistakes in biotechnology developments / Edwin H. Clark, II -- Safety issues in perspective / Winston J. Brill -- Review of the safety of agricultural recombinant DNA experiments and field tests : the role of the National Institutes of Health / Bernard Talbot -- Report of the Interagency Biotechnology Working Group : description of the Toxic Substances Control Act / David L. Dull, Matthew Hale, Anne K. Hollander, Jane Rissler, and Carl Mazza -- Biotechnology products related to agriculture : overview of regulatory decisions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency / F. Betz, A. Rispin, and W. Schneider -- Critique of industry comments on the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy statement on regulation of biotechnology / Bruce F. Mackler -- Risk assessment and regulation of genetically engineered products / C.A. Franklin, E.R. Nestmann, and L. Ritter.