Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics

Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics

Editor(s): Malay C. Saha, Hem S. Bhandari, Joseph H. Bouton

Published Online: 25 APR 2013 11:20AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470960332

Online ISBN: 9781118609477

DOI: 10.1002/9781118609477

About this Book

Bioenergy and biofuels are generated from a wide variety of feedstock. Fuels have been converted from a wide range of sources from vegetable oils to grains and sugarcane. Second generation biofuels are being developed around dedicated, non-food energy crops, such as switchgrass and Miscanthus, with an eye toward bioenergy sustainability.  Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics looks at advances in our understanding of the genetics and breeding practices across this diverse range of crops and provides readers with a valuable tool to improve cultivars and increase energy crop yields.

Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics opens with chapters focusing primarily on advances in the genetics and molecular biology of dedicated energy crops. These chapters provide in-depth coverage of new, high-potential feedstocks. The remaining chapters provide valuable overview of breeding efforts of current feedstocks with specific attention paid to the development of bioenergy traits. Coverage in these chapters includes crops such as sorghum, energy canes, corn, and other grasses and forages.

The final chapters explore the role of transgenics in bioenergy feedstock production and the development of low-input strategies for producing bioenergy crops. A timely collection of work from a global team of bioenergy researchers and crop scientists, Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics is an essential reference on cultivar improvement of biomass feedstock crops.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–5)

      Joseph H. Bouton, Hem S. Bhandari and Malay C. Saha

    3. Chapter 5

      Breeding Miscanthus for Bioenergy (pages 67–81)

      John Clifton Brown, Paul Robson, Chris Davey, Kerrie Farrar, Charlotte Hayes, Lin Huang, Elaine Jensen, Laurence Jones, Maurice Hinton-Jones, Anne Maddison, Heike Meyer, John Norris, Sarah Purdy, Charlie Rodgers, Kai-Uwe Schwarz, Cosentino Salvatore, Gancho Slavov, John Valentine, Richard Webster, Sue Youell and Iain Donnison

    4. Chapter 9

      Underutilized Grasses (pages 173–205)

      Arvid Boe, Tim Springer, D.K. Lee, A. Lane Rayburn and J. Gonzalez-Hernandez

    5. Chapter 10

      Alfalfa as a Bioenergy Crop (pages 207–231)

      Kishor Bhattarai, E. Charles Brummer and Maria J. Monteros

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