350 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 3 B/W Illus.
This book captures how genetically modified crops can be exploited for conventional agriculture and greener biopharming for pharmaceutical industries. The book covers how Innovative biotechnology can expand the markets for agricultural producers worldwide, reduce environmental degradation, and provide alternatives to fossil carbon-derived products and energy. Aspects of entrepreneurial biotechnology and bioprospecting was also covered.
Prominent Industrial crops – potential and challenges. Root and tuber crops. Fruit Crops. Cucurbit Crops. Herb Crops. Vegetable Crops. Ornamental crops. Tree crops. Entrepreneurship Aspect of transgenic industrial crops. Bioprospecting Industrial crops and value chains. Genetic Resources and Food Security of industrial crops. Renewable energy potential of industrial crops. Feedstock for Alternative Fuels, Bioproducts and Biobased Chemicals. Biopolymers and Biocomposites developments. Fiber and resins from transgenic industrial crops.