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About this book
About this book
Gives a unique perspective on the fast-developing world of plant biotechnology, and covers a variety of commercially relevant `green' technologies, from plastics to fibres, and foods to vaccines.
Part 1 The background: chemicals from plants - a farming view, B. Gill; chemicals from plants - an industry view, S. Hughs. Part 2 Protein products: heterologous protein production in plants - status and opportunities, G. Whitelam; antibody production in plants, P. van der Logt; antigen expression for vaccine production, G. Lomonossoff; oleosins as carriers for foreign protein, M. Moloney; industrial enzymes, A.S. Ponstein; rubber latex as an expression system for high value proteins, H.Y. Yeang. Part 3 Fibres and fuels: lignin synthesis for fibre production, C. Halpin; manipulating metabolic pathways in cotton fibre, M. John; engineering crops for bioremediation, D. Ow; keynote lecture - arable crops in the 21st century, B. Miflin. Part 4 Oils and drugs: acyl transferases and engineering complex lipids, T. Slabas; engineering canola vegetbale oil for food and industrial uses, J. Kridl; manipulating fatty acid desaturation for pharmaceutical and industrial oils, J. Napier; manipulating essential oils, D. McCaskill. Part 5 Starch and plastics: manipulating the synthesis and composition of potato starch, R. Visser; engineering cereal starches, T. Okita; developing novel pea starches, C. Hedley; synthesis of polyhydroxybutyrate cohydroxyvalerate (PHB-V) for plastics, K. Elborough. Part 6 The consequences: the biorefinery - a quality investment opportunity, C. Kjoller; socio-political aspects of industrial crops, G. Rievenkamp; summing up, S. Bright.