Agricultural, Forestry and Bioindustry Biotechnology and Biodiscovery

Editors: Chong Aguirre, Pablo Antonio, Newman, David J., Steinmacher, Douglas André (Eds.)

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  • This is the first book that combines the current knowledge about biotechnology and biodiscovery, food security, crops protection, biodiversity, and human and environmental healthProvides insights into the scientific basis of the traditional knowledge from ancient American cultures applied to biotechnology and biodiscoveryPresents the shared vision of industry and academia

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Food security, crop protection, biodiversity, and human and environmental health are among the main needs and concerns of society. Modern biotechnology and life sciences represent a constantly evolving area that is key for the rational use of natural resources – resources that in turn are indispensable for societal development. This book features the outcomes of the IV International Biotechnology and Biodiversity Congress, held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2018. It includes extensive reviews of the trends in agricultural and forestry biotechnology, molecules and materials biodiscovery, ethnomedicine, environmental impact and bioindustry research, describing many of these topics from the Latin America perspective and showing how the biodiversity and ancient knowledge of these countries are vital for worldwide sustainable development. 

About the authors

Pablo Chong has a Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (EPSOL), Ecuador and a PhD degree in Biotechnology from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He has eighteen years’ experience in the field of biotechnology, molecular biology and microbiology. His research focuses on fungi molecular mechanisms to resist systemic fungicides, and his work has led to publications on the discovery of a new resistance mechanism in Pseudocercospora fijiensis. Since 2016, he has worked as an invited Biology Professor at the Life Science Faculty at ESPOL University, and Head Research Coordinator of the molecular biology and plant tissue culture departments at CIBE-ESPOL.

 

David Newman has an analytical chemistry (ARIC) background. He holds an MSc in Synthetic Organic Chemistry and a doctorate in Microbial Chemistry. His career spans over 50 years: he spent 25 years working on the search for novel antibiotics (both antibacterial and antifungal) in the US pharmaceutical industry. The other 25 years were spent working at the US National Cancer Institute, where he was initially responsible for microbial and marine collection programs looking for leads to antitumor drugs. During this time, he was also responsible for the sourcing of pure halichondrin B, an agent from a deep-water sponge, and he received the NIH Award of Merit for his research leading to the successful introduction of Halaven®. 

 

Douglas André Steinmacher, PhD, has twenty years’ experience in the field of plant tissue culture, especially somatic embryogenesis. He is an agronomist (2002) with an MSc in Plant Genetic Resources from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC – 2005) and a PhD in Applied Botany from the University of Hamburg, Germany (2010). He was a member of the board of directors of the Germany Society for Plant Tissue Culture (ADIVK) (2009-2010), and since 2014 has been head of the Vivetech Agrosciences company. His interests include plant micropropagation, somatic embryogenesis, plant bioreactors, temporary immersion systems, plant somaclonal variation and plant physiology. 

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Genetically Modified Organism’s (GMO’s) Impact and Current Status in Latin America: Technological Sovereignty or Dependence?

    Pages 3-11

    Sharry, Sandra (et al.)

  • New Biotechnology Promising Approaches for Disease Control on Bananas and Plantains

    Pages 13-23

    Chong, Pablo A. (et al.)

  • Complementation of Bananas Conventional Breeding Programs Through Biotechnological Genetic Improvement

    Pages 25-50

    López, Jorge (et al.)

  • The Stress as Inducer of Heritable Changes in Micropropagated Banana – The Hypothesis of Cytokinin Accumulation

    Pages 51-61

    Noceda, Carlos (et al.)

  • Somatic Embryogenesis for Clonal Propagation and Associated Molecular Studies in Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.)

    Pages 63-102

    Henao-Ramírez, Ana María (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agricultural, Forestry and Bioindustry Biotechnology and Biodiscovery
Editors
  • Pablo Antonio Chong Aguirre
  • David J. Newman
  • Douglas André Steinmacher
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51358-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51358-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51357-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 460
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 68 illustrations in colour
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