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This comprehensive volume developed under the guidance of guest editors Prakash Lakshmanan and David Songstad features broad coverage of the topic of biofuels and its significance to the economy and to agriculture. These chapters were first published by "In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology In Vitro Plant" in 2009 and consists of 15 chapters from experts who are recognized both for their scientific accomplishments and global perspective in their assigned topics.
Chapter 1 11627_2009_9218_Article Songstad,David D. Historical Perspective of Biofuels: Learning from the Past to Re-Discover the Future IVPL-D-09-00104.0 Chapter 2 11627_2009_9213_Article Miller, Russ The DOE BioEnergy Science Center - a U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Research Center IVPL-D-09-00047.1 Chapter 3 11627_2009_9211_Article Phillips, Gregory C. Drivers Leading to Higher Food Prices: Biofuels Are Not the Main Factor IVPL-D-08-00388.1 Chapter 4 11627_2009_9216_Article Aden, Andy The Economics of Current and Future Biofuels IVPL-D-09-00076.1 Chapter 5 11627_2009_9215_Article Gonzalez-Hernandez,Jose A multiple species approach to biomass production from native herbaceous perennial feedstocks IVPL-D-09-00061.1 Chapter 6 11627_2009_9221_Article Jessup, Russell W. Development and status of dedicated energy crops in the United States IVPL-D-09-00091.1 Chapter 7 11627_2009_9214_Article Jakob, Katrin Genetic improvement of C4 grasses as cellulosic biofuel feedstocks IVPL-D-09-00049.1 Chapter 8 DOI: 10.1007/s11627-009-9235-5 Maud Hinchee Short-rotation woody crops for bioenergy and biofuels applications IVPL-D-09-00119 Volume 45, Number 6 / December, 2009 Chapter 9 11627_2009_9220_Article Arruda, Paulo [Songstad David D. The Brazilian experience on sugarcane ethanol IVPL-D-09-00113.1 Chapter 10 11627_2009_9217_Article Gopinathan, Mambully Chandrasekaran Biofuels opportunities and challenges in India IVPL-D-09-00075.1 Chapter 11 11627_2009_9209_Article Liu, Chun-Zhao Biofuels in China: opportunities and challenges IVPL-D-09-00005.2 Chapter 12 11627_2009_9219_Article Wang, Z.-Y. Genetic modification of lignin biosynthesis for improved biofuel production IVPL-D-09-00080.1 Chapter 13 11627_2009_9210_Article Sainz, Manuel Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol: the Role of Plant-Expressed Enzymes IVPL-D-09-00114.0 Chapter 14 11627_2009_9202_Article Gibbons, W. Integrated biorefineries with engineered microbes and high-value co-products for profitable biofuels production IVPL-D-09-00045.1 Chapter 15 11627_2009_9204_Article Moser, Bryan Biodiesel production, properties, and feedstocks IVPL-D-08-00449.1
Dwight Tomes is a Research Fellow in the Trait Discovery & Technologies group at Pioneer, a DuPont Company in Johnston, IA. My primary responsibilities since 1982 have been in transformation technology development in multiple crop species and trait development in several agronomic trait areas of corn. Dwight is currently the Editor-in-Chief of In-Vitro Plant. Prakash Lakshmanan, PhD, leads Molecular Breeding Program in David North Plant Research Centre, BSES Limited, Australia. His research focuses on crop improvement with particular emphasis on regulation of plant growth and resource use efficiency. Since 1998 he is working on sugarcane, a major industrial and biofuel crop. David Songstad is originally from South Dakota and attended South Dakota State University for his BS (Microbiology) and MS (Botany) and received his Ph.D. in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Tennessee. He has worked for the University of Illinois, Plant Biotechnology Institute (Canada), Pioneer Hi-Bred and Monsanto where he developed enabling technologies for corn tissue culture and corn transformation. He is currently the Global New Products Lead for Monsanto.