Industrial Crops: Bioresources to Biotechnology, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Industrial Crops

Bioresources to Biotechnology, 1st Edition

By Aliyu Ahmad Warra, Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad

CRC Press

350 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 3 B/W Illus.

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Description

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.

Key Features:

  • Deals with global biotechnological approaches to industrial crops
  • Includes literature reports on bioproducts of transgenic industrial crops
  • Covers environmental applications of genetically engineered industrial crops
  • Provides insight into entrepreneurship aspect of transgenic industrial crops
  • Overview of Recombinant DNA Techniques and genetic improvement of industrial crops

Table of Contents

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.

About the Authors

Aliyu Ahmad Warra (BSc (UDU), BSc (JABU), PGDE (WUP) PGDC (BUK) PMTE (NISLT) is currently the Director Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, Federal University, Gusau, Nigeria. Other University Appointments includes; Member Committee of Deans and Directors (CODD). Federal University Gusau, Nigeria from. 8th January, 2018. Member Board of School of Pre-Degree Federal University Gusau, Nigeria, from 29th November, 2017and Member senate estimate committee of the same university. A consultant on products development and entrepreneurship. A Senior Researcher and Fellow Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs (FCEnt), an Associate of Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (AISLT). Member International Society for Development and Sustainability (MISDS), Member Scientific and Technical Research Association (MSTRA). Member World Association for Scientific Research and Technical Innovation (MWASRTI), Member Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological& Environmental Engineering Society (MAPCBEES), Member Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (MICCON), Member Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MNSBMB), Professional Member Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (MTRCN) among others.

He has attended many professional training and workshops including training on Recombinant DNA Technology at Centre for Biotechnology Research and Training, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria. He wrote many books which were published, he has also published many papers in National and International reputable Journals. He has attended sponsored and self-sponsored National and International conferences and serves some membership of conference organizing committees. Apart from his years of working experience, he serves as reviewer and editorial board member for many National and International Journals. He was a beneficiary of 1991/92 NNPC/CHEVRON National University Scholarship Award, 1995/96 SHELL Nigeria University (Kebbi State Merit) Award, TetFund Research Grant on Production of skin and hair care products from Indigenous shea nut (Vitellariaparadoxa) fat. 2012/2013.TetFund Publication Award for the publication of the book titled” Cosmetic Potential of oil extracts from seeds and nuts commonly found in Nigeria vol, 1”. 2014. TetFund Publication Award for the publication of the book titled “Shea Butter Chemical Composition, Quality Characteristics and its Personal care Applications” 2017.Has published book titled “The Science and Technology of Soap Production (UtilizingIndigenous Raw Materials)”. With Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Abuja, Nigeria. He has contributed chapters in the following edited books, Bioremediation and Bioeconomy, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2016, BioGeotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation, Elsevier, USA, 2018.Transgenic Plant Technology for Remediation of Toxic Metals and Metalloids, Elsevier, USA, 2019. Has published 6 seminar papers, 40 conference papers, 11 conference proceedings and 71 journal papers.

His Academic research platforms includes; 134,305th researcher to join and 76th percentile of Publons users by merit. 54 Reviewer Merit, Serves on 1 editorial board, reviewed for 17 journals and 18 Pre-publication Reviews, ResearchGate with milestones, 57 research items, over 17,918 reads and 136 citations, LiveDNA with 80 list of publications, Google Scholar with 52 list of publications, 9 h-index, 9 i10-index and 301 citations. Listed in AceMap.Listed in Science Report.Listed in CNKI (China Academic Journals Full text Database.Listed CiteWeb (Worlweb citation database). Listed in phDTree. Listed in Aaron Adroin Foundation- Croffref Meatdata Search,.Member DOI CrossRef His research interest includes; Environmental Biotechnology, Fats and oils Technology, Surfactants and Cosmetic Technology Natural products chemistry and Entrepreneurship.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI010000
SCIENCE / Biotechnology
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC003030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Agronomy / Crop Science