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Cover for Physiology and genetics of biofuel crop yield.

This chapter describes research on yield optimization using classical and molecular genetics (including genetic engineering); biomass accumulation; nitrogen, mineral and phosphorus nutrition; water use; as well as salinity and acidity tolerance, of biofuel crops.

Author(s)
Singh, B. P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sweet sorghum: genetics, breeding and commercialization.

This chapter describes sweet sorghum characteristics and utilization as food and fuel; climate requirements and distribution; reproductive biology including floral biology, pollination, fertilization and seed development; genomics; genetic transformation; breeding objectives and methods; and...

Author(s)
Rao, P. S.; Umakanth, A. V.; Reddy, B. V. S.; Dweikat, I.; Sujata Bhargava; Kumar, C. G.; Braconnier, S.; Patil, J. V.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Microalgae taxonomy and breeding.

Microalgae rich in lipids are used for production of lipid-derived biofuel and biodiesel in particular. Collection, cultivation, selection and breeding of naturally occurring strains with high lipid productivity or genetically modified microalgae with desired phenotype is required for both increase ...

Author(s)
Hemaiswarya, S.; Raja, R.; Ravikumar, R.; Carvalho, I. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Deconstructing plant biomass: cell wall structure and novel manipulation strategies.

This chapter outlines the ways in which the structure and composition of the plant material (including woody species and grasses), specifically the cell wall, impacts conversion to biofuel, and summarizes many of the novel ways in which plant manipulation can enhance this conversion.

Author(s)
Byrt, C. S.; Betts, N. S.; Farrokhi, N.; Burton, R. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Research in cotton fibre improvement.

This chapter discusses the cotton fibre development and cellulose synthesis (fibre initiation, elongation and primary cell wall development, fibre secondary cell wall development and fibre maturation), fibre properties (physiochemical composition and structural properties of cellulose and physical...

Author(s)
Aleman, L.; Allen, R. D.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936167)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improvement of industrial oil crops.

This chapter discusses the diversity of fatty acid composition, designer oil crops (i.e. soyabeans and rape), domestication of new crops, biosynthesis of potential industrial products, breeding for industrial oils, segregation of novel fatty acids from membrane lipids, the use of biopolymers and...

Author(s)
Murphy, D. J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936167)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cotton production, processing and uses of cotton raw material.

This chapter focuses on the cotton production statistics and practices, sustainable production systems and genetic improvement and postharvest aspects, such as fibre processing, harvesting and ginning, classing, marketing and spinning, and fibre quality. The different uses of cotton raw materials...

Author(s)
Campbell, B. T.; Hinze, L.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936167)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">In planta</i> modification of starch quantity and quality.

The amenability of starch to modifications has made it a preferred plant-based raw material used in various industries. However, environmental concerns and costs associated with chemical modifications are major constraints to realizing the full potential of starch as an industrial raw material....

Author(s)
Jaiswal, S.; Ganeshan, S.; Båga, M.; Chibbar, R. N.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936167)
Type
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