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Cover for Application of RNA silencing in improving plant traits for industrial use.

The discovery of RNA silencing mechanisms has transformed research into gene function and has also allowed novel traits to be developed in plants, including some for industrial applications. To silence the expression of an undesirable gene, RNA silencing may be preferable over direct gene mutation...

Author(s)
Sumit Ghosh; Mohammad Irfan; Asis Datta
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Role of plant growth-promoting microorganisms in sustainable agriculture and environmental remediation.

This chapter discusses the role of plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPR) and fungi (PGPF) in sustainable agriculture; importance of PGPR and PGPF in phyto/bioremediation; role of PGPR and PGPF in biomass and biofuel production; role of PGPR and PGPF in wasteland and degraded land reclamation; role ...

Author(s)
Dubey, R. K.; Vishal Tripathi; Edrisi, S. A.; Mansi Bakshi; Dubey, P. K.; Ajeet Singh; Verma, J. P.; Akanksha Singh; Sarma, B. K.; Amitava Rakshit; Singh, D. P.; Singh, H. B.; Abhilash, P. C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biofuel commitments in India and international trade.

This chapter examines the consequences of biofuel commitments in India and of biofuel policies in other parts of the world on poverty, welfare, land use, trade, food security, etc. in India to the year 2020. The study uses a general equilibrium model framework and shows that biofuel policies...

Author(s)
Woltjer, G.; Smeets, E.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642826)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The handbook of microbial bioresources.

This book, inclusive of 39 chapters, provides a detailed discussion on the biotechnological methods and processes, as well as the industrial applications, of various microbial resources. Current use of these microbial resources in the medical (anti-cancer substances from bacteria), agricultural...

Author(s)
Gupta, V. K.; Sharma, G. D.; Tuohy, M. G.; Gaur, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biotechnological production of polyunsaturated fatty acids.

The market for omega-3 fatty acids or polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for biodiesel production is continuously increasing. The main source of omega-3 fatty acids is from the extraction of oil from cold-water fish that usually inhabit deep-water environments, whereas biodiesel is produced from...

Author(s)
Abaide, E. R.; Bastos, J.; PrĂ¡, V. dal; Terra, L. de M.; Kuhn, R. C.; Mazutti, M. A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recent developments on algal biofuel technology.

Microalgae provide great promise for the production of biofuels as they have the highest growth rates of all photosynthetic organisms and have demonstrated high levels of desirable products required for biofuel production without competing for land or resources from the agriculture industry. It has ...

Author(s)
Long, R.; Sanderson, P.; Rahman, P. K. S. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microbial keratinases: characteristics, biotechnological applications and potential.

Keratinases are a group of proteolytic enzymes that can catalyse the cleavage and hydrolysis of the highly stable and fibrous proteins: keratins. A diverse range of microorganisms, including fungi, actinomycetes and bacteria, have been reported to produce keratinases that have biotechnological...

Author(s)
Purchase, D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The bioenergy landscape: sustainable resources or the next great invasion?

Government policies have spurred efforts to develop dedicated bioenergy crops that could avoid greenhouse gas emissions associated with fossil fuel combustion and the consequences of land use change associated with "first-generation" biofuels. Dedicated bioenergy crops, slated to be cultivated on...

Author(s)
Quinn, L. D.; Barney, J. N.; Matlaga, D. P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643304)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Potential risks of algae bioenergy feedstocks.

Algal biofuels are an attractive alternative to fossil fuels due to their high productivity and the possible integration of their production systems with wastewater treatment and bioremediation of CO2. However, there has been increasing concern over the risks associated with the use of algae for...

Author(s)
Phang SiewMoi; Chu WanLoy
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643304)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for "Seeded-yet-sterile" perennial grasses: towards sustainable and non-invasive biofuel feedstocks.

Sustainable cropping systems for leading candidate biofuel crops currently focus predominantly on perennial grasses for which assessments of invasiveness potential remain incomplete. Perennial C4 grasses have significant capacity for biomass accumulation across diverse environments, providing...

Author(s)
Jessup, R. W.; Dowling, C. D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643304)
Type
Book chapter

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