Physico-Chemical Characterisation of Plant Residues for Industrial and Feed Use

  • A. Chesson
  • E. R. Ørskov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. A. Chesson, E. R. Ørskov
    Pages 1-2
  3. M. T. M. Willemse
    Pages 50-57
  4. R. Fründ, H.-D. Lüdemann
    Pages 110-117
  5. G. C. Galletti, R. Piccaglia, V. Concialini, M. T. Lippolis
    Pages 131-139
  6. V. Concialini, M. T. Lippolis, G. C. Galletti, R. Piccaglia
    Pages 140-146
  7. A. Hüttermann, O. Milstein, B. Nicklas, J. Trojanowski, A. Haars, A. Kharazipour
    Pages 147-157
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 167-170

About this book


The workshop reported in this volume is one of a series sponsored by the Commission of the European Communities, Directorate-General for Science, Research and Development (DG XII), under the Concerted Action Programme COST 84-bis, entitled "Use of lignocellulose containing by-products and other plant residues for animal feeding". Since COST 84-bis was established there has been a major shift of emphasis in agricultural research in Europe, with the development of alternative uses for crops and their by-products becoming a priority issue. In recognition of this recent workshops he,ld under the aegis of COST 84-bis have been equally concerned with the potential of lignocellulosic residues to form the feedstock for a variety of new and established industrial uses in addition to their established use as animal feed. Development of strategies for the use of plants or plant residues with a high cell wall content is dependant on knowledge of cell wall structure and organisation and how structure relates to the behaviour of the wall during mechanical, chemical or biological processing. Progress in cell wall research has been greatly facilitated by the substantial developments in methods of instrumental analysis that have occurred during the last decade. Plant tissues now can be examined in far greater detail and far more rapidly than was hitherto possible, often without the need for extraction or modification of the cell wall or its component polymers.


Instrumental Analysis biological cell wall cellulose corn crops development fluorescence mass spectrometry microscopy nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) plants spectrometry structure wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Chesson
    • 1
  • E. R. Ørskov
    • 1
  1. 1.Rowett Research InstituteAberdeenScotland, UK

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7001-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1131-4
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