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Cover for Cassava.

This book chapter outlines the extraction and purification (i.e. determination of starch in roots, water requirements, industrial-grade tapioca starch manufacture, semi-mechanized tapioca starch manufacture, modern methods of tapioca starch manufacture), physiochemical properties (i.e. biochemical...

Author(s)
Moorthy, S. N.; Sajeev, M. S.; Ambrose, R. P. K.; Anish, R. J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394811)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sweet potato.

This book chapter outlines the extraction and purification, physiochemical properties (i.e. biochemical characteristics, amylose and amylopectin content), structural properties (i.e. granule morphology, XRD and starch crystallinity, structure of amylose and amylopectin), functional properties (i.e. ...

Author(s)
Moorthy, S. N.; Sajeev, M. S.; Ambrose, R. P. K.; Anish, R. J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394811)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aroids.

This book chapter outlines the extraction and purification, physiochemical composition (i.e. biochemical content, amylose and amylopectin content), structural properties (i.e. granular morphology, XRD and starch crystallinity, amylose and amylopectin structure), functional properties (i.e. swelling ...

Author(s)
Moorthy, S. N.; Sajeev, M. S.; Ambrose, R. P. K.; Anish, R. J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394811)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conclusions and future prospects.

This book chapter outlines the future steps in improving the status of the tropical tuber crops: (1) reduce the period of maturity of all the TTCs to 110-150 days, (2) improve the tuber shape and make them more definitive in shape, (3) improve plant architecture to attain a harvest index of 0.70,...

Author(s)
Moorthy, S. N.; Sajeev, M. S.; Ambrose, R. P. K.; Anish, R. J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394811)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Remediation of contaminated soil by biochar.

Biochar is a by-product obtained from biomass pyrolysis. Due to the potential role in improving soil fertility and remediation of contaminated soil, biochar has attracted increasing attention in recent years. Biochar can remediate organically contaminated soil via adsorption and biodegradation,...

Author(s)
Sima, X. F.; Jiang, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Salt marsh plants: biological overview and vulnerability to climate change.

Salt marshes are vegetative ecosystems that occupy intertidal zones in estuaries or behind coastal barrier islands where there is some degree of protection from strong wave energy. Physiochemical properties of these marshes are stressful for most angiosperms, as only a few species can tolerate the...

Author(s)
Touchette, B. W.; Kneppers, M. K.; Eggert, C. M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fibre digestion.

This chapter initially considers the definition and structure of the different classes of fibre and of cell wall constituents, followed by a description of some analytical methods employed for animal or human feeds. Second, the effects of fibre on rabbit digestion are described.

Author(s)
Gidenne, T.; Carabaño, R.; Abad-Guamán, R.; García, J.; Blas, C. de
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Properties and energy state of water.

This chapter discusses the physicochemical properties of water, and explores the concept of water potential and the Darcy equation.

Author(s)
Ehlers, W.; Goss, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643816)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lantibiotics: bioengineering and applications.

Bacteriocins from Gram-positive bacteria are a large and heterogeneous group of geneencoded antimicrobial peptides that display antagonism against other bacteria. Although they have been employed for decades as food preservatives, bacteriocins have more recently also been regarded as viable...

Author(s)
Healy, B.; Cotter, P. D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390394)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Natural polymers for drug delivery.

This book explores the opportunistic utility of natural polymers in developing effective drug delivery systems, and provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of their sources, chemical structure and mechanism of action. It covers novel polymers for drug delivery, in particular extracts from...

Author(s)
Harsha Kharkwal; Srinivas Janaswamy
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644479)
Type
Book

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