Industrial Crops

Breeding for BioEnergy and Bioproducts

  • Von Mark V. Cruz
  • David A. Dierig

Part of the Handbook of Plant Breeding book series (HBPB, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. P. Srinivasa Rao, C. Ganesh Kumar, R. S. Prakasham, A. Uma Rao, Belum V. S. Reddy
    Pages 1-28
  3. Lizz Kezzy de Morais, Marcelo Sfeir de Aguiar, Paulo de Albuquerque e Silva, Tassiano Maxuell Marinho Câmara, Danilo Eduardo Cursi, Antônio Ribeiro Fernandes Júnior et al.
    Pages 29-42
  4. Toshihiko Yamada
    Pages 43-66
  5. Ian Shield, William Macalpine, Steve Hanley, Angela Karp
    Pages 67-80
  6. J. Mitchell McGrath, Belinda J. Townsend
    Pages 81-99
  7. Calvin H. Pearson, Steven R. Larson, Catherine M. H. Keske, Kevin B. Jensen
    Pages 101-132
  8. Peter B. E. McVetty, Robert W. Duncan
    Pages 133-156
  9. Freeborn G. Jewett
    Pages 157-170
  10. Brad M. Ostrander
    Pages 171-189
  11. Greg Constable, Danny Llewellyn, Sally Ann Walford, Jenny D. Clement
    Pages 191-232
  12. Martin Pavelek, Eva Tejklová, Marie Bjelková
    Pages 233-263
  13. Antonio G. Lalusin, Maria Lea H. Villavicencio
    Pages 265-289
  14. Marisol T. Berti, Russ W. Gesch
    Pages 291-313
  15. Sarah C. Davis, Stephen P. Long
    Pages 335-349
  16. Terry A. Coffelt, Dennis T. Ray, David A. Dierig
    Pages 351-367
  17. Gal Hochman, Michael C. Trachtenberg, David Zilberman
    Pages 369-380
  18. Miroslava Rajcaniova, Pavel Ciaian, Dusan Drabik
    Pages 381-406
  19. Thomas D. Foust
    Pages 407-427
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 429-444

About this book


Industrial Crops is the ninth book of the Handbook of Plant Breeding series. This volume focuses on the emerging areas of plant breeding for sustainable production of transportation fuels and biobased products using the current advances in the field.  Individual chapters discuss crops being considered for different challenge areas such as oil crops for biodiesel; sugar, starch and cellulosic crops for biofuel; crops for bioproducts; and issues and future prospects.  Specific issues covered encompass available germplasm, breeding techniques, and potential geographical areas of production for industrial uses.  Outstanding scientists representing various national and international institutions contributed chapters within their expertise for each crop species.  Diverse views and solutions are presented on the common issues that researchers on industrial crops are facing.

This book serves as an up-to-date reference to researchers in both academic and industrial setting, to students and teachers of plant breeding, and to policy makers who are looking for alternative solutions to dependency on imported petroleum products.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Von Mark V. Cruz
    • 1
  • David A. Dierig
    • 1
  1. 1.USDA-ARSBoston College Carroll School of ManagementFort CollinsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1446-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1447-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-8478
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-8486
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