Handbook of Plant Breeding

Industrial Crops

Breeding for BioEnergy and Bioproducts

Editors: Cruz, Von Mark V., Dierig, David A. (Eds.)

  • Up-to-date chapters contributed by academic and industry leaders
  • Key technical information and breeding data on industrial crops
  • Comprehensive overviews on bioproducts as alternative energy sources
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About this book

The volume on Industrial Crop Breeding will be part of the series, Handbook of Plant Breeding. This volume will focus on the emerging area of plant breeding for sustainable production of transportation fuels and bio based products using the current advances in the field. The book is scheduled to consist of a total number of 30 chapters divided into four sections. The sections will emphasize crops being considered for different challenge areas including oil crops for biodiesel; sugar, starch and cellulosic crops for biofuel; crops for bio products and issues and future prospects. A chapter introducing the first three sections will also be included. Outstanding scientists for each crop species are proposed as senior authors, who may invite co-authors to contribute part of a chapter to provide additional expertise or perspective. The proposed authors will represent various national and international institutions to get a more diverse view on the topic and somehow get a global view on the common issues that researchers on industrial crops are facing. The book will comprise primarily of specific issues, available germplasm, breeding techniques, and potential geographical areas of production pertaining to individual crops being considered for industrial uses. We hope to encourage the proposed authors of new crops to provide an estimate of the crop readiness for commercial development and discuss the limitations. This book will be will be of interest and envisioned to serve as an updated reference to researchers in both academic and industrial setting, to students and teachers of plant breeding and to policy makers who are looking for alternative solutions to dependency on imported petroleum products.

Reviews

“This volume … reviews the current status of breeding efforts for numerous industrial crops, nearly 20 in all, with potential for production either on a large scale or within a narrower climatic niche. … These thorough, extensively referenced reviews serve as an excellent introduction to this diverse group of crops. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (R. M. Warner, Choice, Vol. 52 (11), July, 2015)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Sweet Sorghum: Breeding and Bioproducts

    Rao, P. Srinivasa (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Breeding of Sugarcane

    Morais, Lizz Kezzy (et al.)

    Pages 29-42

  • Miscanthus

    Yamada, Toshihiko

    Pages 43-66

  • Breeding Willow for Short Rotation Coppice Energy Cropping

    Shield, Ian (et al.)

    Pages 67-80

  • Sugar Beet, Energy Beet, and Industrial Beet

    McGrath, J. Mitchell (et al.)

    Pages 81-99

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $239.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4519-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Industrial Crops
Book Subtitle
Breeding for BioEnergy and Bioproducts
Editors
  • Von Mark V. Cruz
  • David A. Dierig
Series Title
Handbook of Plant Breeding
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1447-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1447-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1446-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4519-1
Series ISSN
2363-8478
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 444
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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