ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
....MOVING FROM SCIENCE TO DEVELOPMENT...
work contained in this special issue of the Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
includes the complete versions of a significant number of papers presented
during the VI National Symposium on Biotechnology – REDBIO Argentina
2005, held in
The VI Symposium of REDBIO Argentina 2005 has been worthy of special mention in the history of Argentinean biotechnology, for hosting 20 international high-level conferences, an Educational Forum on Biotechnology, twelve workshops, amongst which one was directed to the creation of a multi institutional international consortium on abiotic stress, three Round Tables and the presentation of one hundred and ninety two top level technical-scientific papers including multiple areas and aspects related to agricultural biotechnology such as: plant tissue culture, plant biochemistry, genomics and molecular markers, plant breeding, biotic and abiotic stress, bio-safety, diffusion and biotechnology communication, education and public perception, biotechnology and environment, animal biotechnology, transgenic food and legal, political and economic aspects of biotechnology.
In view of the impact of this event, which is the most outstanding seen in local biotechnology meetings, the Co-ordination of the local branch of REDBIO and the Technical Secretariat of the REDBIO/FAO Network, proposed that a special number be edited and published in the most prestigious regional electronic magazine, thus launching a new pioneer activity within the scope of REDBIO.
In consequence with this objective and based on the fact that the papers published in the VI National Symposium on Biotechnology REDBIO Argentina 2005, were previously evaluated by a prestigious jury, an invitation was extended to interested authors to send a complete version of their papers to be included in the elaboration of this Special Number. The authors were requested to prepare the complete versions in English, strictly following the format required by the Electronic Journal of Biotechnology (EJBiotech.). In order to re- evaluate the new versions of the papers presented, a new and active Evaluation Committee was appointed, integrated by:
Alberto (EEA INTA-
Jordán, Miguel (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile),
Eduardo (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso,
Pitta Álvarez, Sandra (Cassará Foundation),
is important to point out that the authors of the Special Edition represent
a total of 27 important institutions dedicated to agricultural biotechnological
research in Europe and
The edition of this special number of Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, which counted with the collaboration and special dedication of Dr. Graciela Muñoz, Editor in Chief, will enable both expert and non-expert public to get acquainted with the important progress made by regional biotechnology and will facilitate the dissemination of said information, and, in this way, carry out the fundamental objectives of REDBIO.
It is an honour for us to have the privilege of presenting these brilliant articles which truly represent biotechnology in the Region.
National Co-ordinator REDBIO Argentina
Universidad de La Plata
Co-ordinator REDBIO Argentina
FAO Regional Senior Plant Production Officer
Technical Secretary REDBIO/FAO