Improvement of Crop Plants for Industrial End Uses

Editors: Ranalli, P. (Ed.)

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Advanced biotechnologies enable breeders to produce a whole generation of new crops for specialist needs ("designer crops"), including raw materials for the energy, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. This book provides concerns useful to promote an increase of the productivity of crops by using functional genomics (to understand the regulation of plant metabolism at molecular, cellular and whole plants), and the improvement of photosynthetic efficiency (to design new plants with enhanced raw materials percent and recovery). Fundamental thematics have been addressed: metabolic engineering, plant breeding tools, renewable biomass for energy generation, fibres and composites, biopharmaceuticals. The gained know how is relevant to identify bottlenecks in the major production chains and to propose actions for moving these issues forward: in particular to; i) produce new compounds by expressing foreign heterologous genes; ii) modify pathways to influence quality and/or yield of existing indigenous molecules; iii) bioprocess plant or organic waste stream into value-added products. The chapters of this book have been written by experts from all around the world.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • The use of functional genomics to understand components of plant metabolism and the regulation occurring at molecular, cellular and whole plant levels

    Pages 1-26

    Pesaresi, Paolo

  • Improving photosynthesis and yield potential

    Pages 27-58

    Amthor, Jeffrey S.

  • Marker assisted selection and genomics of industrial plants

    Pages 59-82

    Mandolino, Giuseppe

  • Improved agronomy and management of crop plants for industrial end uses

    Pages 83-127

    Barbanti, Lorenzo (et al.)

  • Lignin manipulation for fibre improvement

    Pages 129-153

    Stephens, Jennifer (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Improvement of Crop Plants for Industrial End Uses
Editors
  • P. Ranalli
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5486-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5486-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5485-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7379-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 533
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