Combination of biology and technology is in practice. Attempts have been made to bring them together in different parts of the world. We have made a simple attempt to bring biology and technology together in applications of biotechnology which could be useful to reserachers and students alike. "Large number of transgenic crop plants have now been released for commercial production using transformation technologies. Virus-mediated, chemical mediated microinjection, electroporation, particle-bombardment and other transformation methods are routinely used. However, problems are associated with stable integration and reliable expression of the DNA after integration. Genetic analysis of plants is a basic requirement for studies in genetics and plant breeding. Marker, be it morphological, biochemical or molecular, play a key role in genetic studies. With the increasing availability of information on genome sequences for different plant species, the sequence specific molecular markers (e.g. SNP, TRAP) are becoming more important and useful over the random DNA Markers (e.g. RAPD, DAF). This book provides deep insight into the molecular techniques of genetic transformation and the application of molecular markers, used to scrutinize DNA Sequence variation(s) in and among the crop species and create new sources of genetic variation by introducing new and favourable traits from landraces and related crop species. Examples are from crop and horticultural plants including rice, sugarcane etc. The book also covers nanotechnology and its application in plant biotechnology. Contents: Preface. Introduction. 1. Plant transformation technologies/Sanjeev Yadav, Neha Garg, Sarika Garg and Anil Kumar. 2. Role of nanoparticles in plant molecular farming/V.A. Bapat, G.B. Sunil Kumar, J.P. Jadhav, S.P. Govindwar and T.R. Ganapathi. 3. Mechanism infection of Agrobacterium tumefaciens/L.Y. Solis-Ramos, T. Gonzalez-Estrada, L.C. Rodriguez Zapata, A. Ku-Gonzales and E. Castano de la Serna. 4. Plastid transcription: Bacterial core with Eukaryotic extension/Eugene A. Lysenko. 5. Morphogenetic systems in Fagaceae tree species available for genetic transformation/Antonio Ballester and Ana M. Vieitez. 6. Sugarcane under thermal stress: some biotechnological considerations/Abdul Wahid, Muhammad Farooq, Rizwan Rasheed, Sadia Gelani and Ejaz Rasul. 7. Genetic transformation of grapevine: an indispensable tool for molecular breeding and functional genomics/Francisco de la Torre, Javier Rama, Antonio Segura and Jose Ramon Vidal. 8. Somatic embryogenesis receptor-like Kinases are related to embryogenesis and other developmental and defence pathways/Pascale Maillot, Bernard Walter and Paul Schellenbaum. 9. Developments in molecular markers for genetic analysis of plants/Suresh Kumar. 10. Molecular markers for improvements of quality traits in crops/Sanjeev Yadav, Neha Garg, Sarika Garg and Anil Kumar. 11. Genomics and marker-assisted breeding for crop improvement/Suresh Kumar. 12. Phylogenetic analysis of WUSCHEL and WOX members in Oryza sativa/Julia Cano Sosa, Angela Ku Gonzalez, Luis Carlos Rodriguez-Zapata and Enrique Castano. This book is unique in several respects, the most important being the attempt to deal with all the topics in depth and to find molecular aspects of different processes of plant genetic transformation and molecular markers and is aimed towards the students, researchers and teachers in the field of plant biotechnology in universities, agricultural and horticultural, engineering institutions and industries." Ashwani Kumar2010, Plant Genetic Transformation and Molecular Markers Pointer Pub, , xii, 288 p, figs, ISBN : 81-7132-613-6,