About the Series (Vols. 1-6) <P>Recent advances in Plant Genetic Engineering have offered unprecedented opportunities for genetic manipulation to create new plant varieties with modified characters and made it possible to broaden genetic devesity by transferring genes across the sexual barriers to create new plant genotypes with desired agronomic traits, which are otherwise not possible through conventional breeding. Several new possibilities have emerged out for the quantitative and qualitative improvements in the production of new food, commercial and pharmaceutical crops. The industries and institutions dealing with development of such crops have proliferated globally in recent past. These plants provide new food materials, beverages, fragrances, flowers, timber and paper wood, agro-chemicals and pharmaceuticals of commercial importance. These volumes critically evaluate the state of art, current status and future prospects in a well-illustrated manner. The worlds leading experts in their respective areas contribute the review chapters.