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In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in finding sustainable strategies for the efficient removal of contaminants from soils. The objective of this review is to examine the biochemical principles of specific genetic modifications in plants, their applications in the field for...

Author(s)
Vázquez-Núñez, E.; Peña-Castro, J. M.; Fernández-Luqueño, F.; Cejudo, E.; Rosa-Alvarez, M. G. de la; García-Castañeda, M. C.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Beijing, China
Citation
Pedosphere, 2018, 28, 5, pp 697-712
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Driving forces and demand-side economics.

This chapter illustrates the demand-side issues in the bioeconomy. It starts with the macro drivers guiding the need for bioeconomy technologies and investigates how they affect the market through individual consumers' and citizens' behaviour. It then focuses on individual behaviour, initially...

Author(s)
Viaggi, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392756)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Technology and innovation in the bioeconomy.

This chapter starts with a description of the main bioeconomy-relevant technologies, together with a review of some of the main non-bioeconomy-specific technologies with important applications in connection with the bioeconomy. The second part of the chapter provides a simplified representation of...

Author(s)
Viaggi, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392756)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Graphene oxide (GO) treated thermostable crude cellulase has been obtained via fungal co-cultivation of strain Cladosporium cladosporioides NS2 and Emericella variecolor NS3 using mix substrate of orange peel and rice straw under solid state fermentation (SSF). Enzyme activity of 60 IU/gds FP, 300...

Author(s)
Neha Srivastava; Manish Srivastava; Gupta, V. K.; Ramteke, P. W.; Mishra, P. K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Bioresource Technology, 2018, 270, pp 337-345
Abstract

Ethanol production at high-gravity promise to achieve concentrations over the threshold for an economical distillation process and concurrently reduce water consumption. However, a persisting limitation is the poor mass transfer conditions resulting in low ethanol yields and concentrations. Hereby, ...

Author(s)
Katsimpouras, C.; Dedes, G.; Bistis, P.; Kekos, D.; Kalogiannis, K. G.; Topakas, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Bioresource Technology, 2018, 270, pp 208-215
Abstract

Background: Jatropha curcas L., as an important strategic biofuel resource with considerable economic potential, has attracted worldwide attention. However, J. curcas has yet to be domesticated. Plant height, an important agronomic trait of J. curcas, has not been sufficiently improved, and the...

Author(s)
Shi XiaoDong; Wu Yan; Dai TingWei; Gu YuXi; Wang LingHui; Qin XiaoBo; Xu Ying; Chen Fang
Publisher
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile
Citation
Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, 2018, 34, pp 76-82
Abstract

Due to public concerns about the decreasing supply of blue water and increasing heat and drought stress on plant growth caused by urbanization, increasing human population and climate change, interest in crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM), a specialized type of photosynthesis enhancing water-use...

Author(s)
Liu DeGao; Palla, K. J.; Hu RongBin; Moseley, R. C.; Mendoza, C.; Chen Mei; Abraham, P. E.; Labbé, J. L.; Kalluri, U. C.; Tschaplinski, T. J.; Cushman, J. C.; Borland, A. M.; Tuskan, G. A.; Yang XiaoHan
Publisher
Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Shannon, Irish Republic
Citation
Plant Science, 2018, 274, pp 394-401
Abstract

The arrival of sequence-specific endonucleases that allow genome editing has shaken the pillars of basic and applied plant biology. Clustered regularly interspaced palindromic repeats (CRISPR) is a revolutionary genome-engineering tool that enables the enhancement of targeted traits in plants....

Author(s)
Zarrin Basharat; Novo, L. A. B.; Azra Yasmin
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Plants, 2018, 7, 3, pp 51
Abstract

Several EU projects funded during the FP7 programme and currently under the topic 'Blue Growth' of Horizon 2020 aim at improving the exploitation of marine organisms for several biotechnological applications (e.g. pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmeceutical, bioenergy and other industrial...

Author(s)
Lauritano, C.; Ianora, A.
Publisher
Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland
Citation
Grand challenges in marine biotechnology, 2018, pp 425-449
AbstractFull Text

Nanotechnology plays a significant role in promoting agriculture and agricultural products. Agriculture and food industry aims for the sustainability and the protection of agricultural products, including crops for human and livestock. Nanotechnology helps in the manufacturing of innovative...

Author(s)
Safdar Ali; Obaidullah Shafique; Tariq Mahmood; Hanif, M. A.; Ijaz Ahmed; Khan, B. A.
Publisher
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
Citation
Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research, 2018, 31, 2, pp 116-121

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