Editors: Daniela Defavari do Nascimento, William A. Pickering

Plant-Based Genetic Tools for Biofuels Production

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Library License: US $276
ISBN: 978-1-68108-462-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-461-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810846191170101

Introduction

Biofuels are currently used as a viable alternative energy source in several countries. Plant-Based Genetic Tools for Biofuels Production explains biotechnological techniques and concepts that are applied to increase biofuel yield from plants and algae. Chapters of the book cover a variety of topics: the basic research techniques (cell suspension, embryogenesis, protoplast fusion), plant genetics (plant DNA mutations, new plant breeding techniques, viral genetic vectors for heterologous gene expression, sub cellular proteomes), genomic resources and bioinformatics tools, plant species with bioenergy and biofuel potential, factors influencing biomass yield, advances in cultivation technologies, fermentation of different substrates for ethanol production, and microalgae biomass technologies. Readers will gain a thorough understanding of modern biofuel production. Plant-Based Genetic Tools for Biofuels Production is a suitable reference for students in biotechnology and bioinformatics programs as well as researchers interested in information about the basics of biofuel production.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Daniela Defavari do Nascimento
Laboratory of Biotechnology
Faculdade de Tecnologia de Piracicaba "Dep. Roque Trevisan" (FATEC Piracicaba)
Centro Estadual de Educação Tecnológica Paula Souza (CEETEPS)
Piracicaba-SP
Brazil


William A. Pickering
Faculdade de Tecnologia de Piracicaba "Dep. Roque Trevisan" (FATEC Piracicaba)
Centro Estadual de Educação Tecnológica Paula Souza (CEETEPS)
Piracicaba-SP
Brazil




Contributor(s):
Alessandro Antonio Orelli
Faculty of Technology of Piracicaba
Paula Souza Center
Piracicaba
Brazil


Andrea L. Venturuzzi
Institute of Biotechnology
Center of Veterinary and Agricultural Research – IB – CICVyA – INTA
Argentina


Bruna Marques dos Santos
Department of Technology
Paulo State University
Jaboticabal
Brazil


Camila Caldana
Laboratório Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia do Bioetanol (CTBE)
Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais (CNPEM)
Campinas
Brazil


Carlos Alberto Labate
Department of Genetics
Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ), University of São Paulo (USP)
Piracicaba
Brazil


Daniela Defavari do Nascimento
Faculty of Technology of Piracicaba
Paula Souza Center
Piracicaba
Brazil


Daniela Kubiak de Salvatierra
Biofábrica Misiones S.A., Posadas
Misiones
Argentina


Diego Zavallo
Institute of Biotechnology
Center of Veterinary and Agricultural Research – IB – CICVyA – INTA
Argentina


Edwin Antônio Gutierrez Rodriguez
Department of Plant Production
São Paulo State University
Jaboticabal
Brazil


Evandro Novaes Escola de Agronomia
Universidade Federal de Goiás
Goiânia
Brazil


Fabio V. Scarpare
Faculdade de Engenharia Mecânica (FEM)
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Campinas, SP
Brazil


Felipe Augusto Godoy
Department of Biochemistry
Institute of Chemistry, University of Sao Paulo
São Paulo
Brazil


Fernanda Salvato
Department of Plant Biology
Institute of Biology, University of Campinas
Campinas
Brazil


Gabriela Conti
Institute of Biotechnology
Center of Veterinary and Agricultural Research – IB – CICVyA – INTA
Argentina


Gisele G. Bortoleto
Faculty of Technology of Piracicaba
Paula Souza Center
Piracicaba
Brazil


Henrique L. de Miranda
Faculty of Technology of Piracicaba
Paula Souza Center
Piracicaba
Brazil


Humberto J. Debat
Institute of Plant Pathology
Center of Agricultural Research – IPAVE – CIAP – INTA
Argentina


João L. N. Carvalho
Laboratório Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia do Bioetanol (CTBE)
Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais (CNPEM)
Campinas
Brazil


Jose Antonio Cabral
Biofábrica Misiones S.A., Posadas
Misiones
Argentina


Lucia Mattiello
Departamento de Genética, Evolução e Bioagentes, Laboratório de Genoma Funcional
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Campinas
Brazil


Maria J. Calderan-Rodrigues
Laboratório Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia do Bioetanol (CTBE)
Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais (CNPEM)
Campinas
Brazil


Mariane B. Sobreiro
Escola de Agronomia
Universidade Federal de Goiás
Goiânia
Brazil


Marília Gabriela de Santana Costa
Department of Technology
São Paulo State University
Jaboticabal
Brazil


Marina C. M. Martins
Laboratório Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia do Bioetanol (CTBE)
Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais (CNPEM)
Campinas
Brazil


Marines Marli Gniech Karasawa
Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Palermo
Italy


Mateus Prates Mori
Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Chemistry
University of Sao Paulo
São Paulo
Brazil


Rodrigo H. de Campos
Faculty of Technology of Piracicaba
Paula Souza Center
Piracicaba
Brazil


Sabrina D. Soares
Escola de Agronomia
Universidade Federal de Goiás
Goiânia
Brazil


Vanessa C. Araújo
Escola de Agronomia
Universidade Federal de Goiás
Goiânia
Brazil


Verónica C. Delfosse
Institute of Biotechnology
Center of Veterinary and Agricultural Research – IB – CICVyA – INTA
Argentina


William A. Pickering
Faculty of Technology of Piracicaba
Paula Souza Center
Piracicaba
Brazil


Yamila C. Agrofoglio
Institute of Biotechnology
Center of Veterinary and Agricultural Research – IB – CICVyA – INTA
Argentina




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