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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Chemicals via Higher Plant Bioengineering

Editors: Shahidi, F., Kolodziejczyk, P., Whitaker, J.R., Lopez Munguia, A., Fuller, G. (Eds.)

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Food and raw material for its production was generally produced via the traditional agriculture. On the other hand, novel chemicals were manufactured in the laboratory or extracted from plant and animal sources. However, as the world population is steadily in­ creasing, there is a decrease in traditional agriculture productivity and concerns are also expressed over the damage inflicted to the environment and restrictions that might be en­ forced in food production. At the same time, there is an increasing demand for high qual­ ity agricultural products as well as for food ingredients related to both the traditional or newly discovered nutrients or phytochemicals. Trends and developments,~n the area of plant biotechnology and bioengineering has allowed manipulation of genes' !lnd/or insertion of new genes, thus production of trans­ genic plants. Starting from the introduction of agronomic traits, particularly stress resis­ tance to diverse environmental factors, process and sensory characteristics, food quality and production of novel varieties of plant-based products through genetic engineering, biotechnology is changing the,;agriculture and the concept of production of plant-ba~~d raw materials. Increasing attention is being paid on research for production of plants !pat can provide a wide array of food and non-food products. Perhaps the first non-food pro,d­ uct that plant biotechnology would achieve is production of large scale custom-designed industrial oils, but the list of chemicals is long, ranging" from oils and specific triacyl­ glycerols to biopolymers, enzymes, blood components, amo~g others.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Novel Chemicals from Plants via Bioengineering

    Kolodziejczyk, Paul P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Recent Progress in Agricultural Biotechnology and Opportunities for Contract Research and Development

    Kolodziejczyk, Paul P. (et al.)

    Pages 5-20

  • Manipulation of Plant Oil Composition for the Production of Valuable Chemicals

    Murphy, Denis J.

    Pages 21-35

  • Biosynthesis of Ricinoleate in Castor Oil

    McKeon, Thomas A. (et al.)

    Pages 37-47

  • Monoterpenes in Essential Oils

    Loza-Tavera, Herminia

    Pages 49-62

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chemicals via Higher Plant Bioengineering
Editors
  • Fereidoon Shahidi
  • Paul Kolodziejczyk
  • John R. Whitaker
  • Agustin Lopez Munguia
  • Glenn Fuller
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
464
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-4729-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-4729-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46117-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7143-4
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 280
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