1st Edition

Compendium of Bioenergy Plants Switchgrass

Edited By Hong Luo, Yanqi Wu, Chittaranjan Kole Copyright 2014
    464 Pages 9 Color & 28 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book contains the most comprehensive reviews on the latest development of switchgrass research including the agronomy of the plant, the use of endophytes and mycorrhizae for biomass production, genetics and breeding of bioenergy related traits, molecular genetics and molecular breeding, genomics, transgenics, processing, bioconversion, biosystem and chemical engineering, biomass production modeling, economics of switchgrass feedstock production etc. The book will be of interest and great value to the switchgrass research communities in both academia and industry and a handbook for agronomists, geneticists, breeders, molecular biologists, physiologists, biosystems engineers and chemical engineers.

    Preface to the Series
    Dedication by Series Editor
    List of Contributors
    List of Abbreviations

    An Overview of Switchgrass Rob Mitchell and Marty Schmer
    The Agronomy of Switchgrass for Biomass John H. Fike, Twain J. Butler and Rob Mitchell
    The Use of Endophytes and Mycorrhizae in Switchgrass Biomass Production Chuansheng Mei, Alejandra Lara-Chavez, Scott Lowman and Barry Flinn
    Switchgrass Biomass Content, Synthesis, and Biochemical Conversion to Biofuels Laura Bartley, Tao Xu, Chengcheng Zhang, Hoang Nguyen and Jizhong Zhou
    Classic Genetics and Breeding of Bioenergy Related Traits in Switchgrass Yanqi Wu
    Switchgrass Molecular Genetics and Molecular Breeding for Bioenergy Traits Linglong Liu and Yanqi Wu
    Switchgrass Genomic Resources Development Christopher Saski and Hong Luo
    MicroRNAs and Their Potential Applications in Switchgrass Improvements Dayong Li, Man Zhou, Zhigang Li and Hong Luo
    Tissue Culture, Genetic Transformation, and Improvement of Switchgrass Through Genetic Engineering Bingyu Zhao, Rongda Qu, Ruyu Li, Bin Xu and Taylor Frazier
    Biomass Thermochemical Conversion Technologies for Production of Fuels, Power and Chemicals Ajay Kumar and Raymond Huhnke
    Biological and Biosystems Engineering for Processing of Switchgrass Feedstocks and Biofuel Production Arpan Jain, Terry Walker and Karl Kelly
    Applications of Biomass Production Modeling for Switchgrass Kathrine D. Behrman, Manyowa N. Meki, Yanqi Wu and James R. Kiniry
    Economics of Switchgrass Feedstock Production for the Emerging Cellulosic Biofuel Industry Francis M. Epplin, Andrew P. Griffi th and Mohua Haque
    Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) as a Bioenergy Crop:Advantages, Concerns, and Future Prospects Charles Kwit, Madhugiri Nageswara-Rao and C. Neal Stewart Jr.
    About the Volume Editors
    Color Plate Section


    Hong Luo, Yanqi Wu, Chittaranjan Kole