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Editors: Ryszard Kozlowski, Gennady E. Zaikov and Frank Pudel
Book Description:
Plant biotechnology and renewable resources are the driving forces behind a more sustainable development of agriculture and other related industries in the world. Until the 21st century, the main task for most industries was to raise the volume of production to gain the highest profits possible. Nonrenewable natural resources, such as oil, were the most profitable sources of energy. This tendency not only exploited these resources but had harmful side effects: growing environmental pollution and changing the earth into a desert, suitable neither for animals nor human beings. At the beginning of the 21st century, both scientists and ”green movements” warn that it is necessary to change this philosophy of economic progress towards a more intensive exploration of renewable resources. Biotechnology is one of the very important and novel tools for obtaining diversified materials on the base of renewable resources. They can serve as a source for production of energy, novel materials, fibres, food, agrofine chemicals and composites. It is believed that diversified possibilities for using natural green resources and their processing can ensure balanced progress without side effects on the earth’s environment. This book presents research on the possibilities of creating progress in the processing of renewable resources within the study of biotechnology.

Table of Contents:
Part I. Renewable Resources

1. Opportunities and Constraints on the Exploitation of Bioresources in Europe; pp. 1-17
(Melvyn F. Askew, Central Science Laboratory, UK)

2. Renewable Resources in Poland and their Application to Non-Food and Food Industries; pp. 19-39
(R. Koz³owski et al., Institute of Natural Fibres, Poland)

3. Henequen Fibres for Reinforcement of Unfired Earth Blocks; pp. 41-49
(Cesar G. Murillo et al., University of Bath, UK)

4. Fluidized Bed Drying of Plant Sprouts at Low Temperatures; pp. 51-61
(Lothar Mörl et al., Institute of Process Equipment and Environmental Technology, Germany)

5. "Cottonized" Flax and Hemp Fibre as a Raw Material for the Production of Blended Yarns; pp. 63-68
(Jerzy Mankowski et al., Institute of Natural Fibres, Poland)

6. Fluidized Bed Extraction of Essential Oils Using Superheated Steam; pp. 69-76
(Lothar Mörl et al., Institute of Process Equipment and Environmental Technology, Germany)

7. The Description of Sericultural Genetic Resources from Romania as Source of Initial Material for Breeding; pp. 77-86
(Alexandra Matei and Doina B. Tanase, Commercial Society SERICAROM, Romania)

8. Breeding and Rearing Mulberry Silkworm (Bombyx mori L.) at the Institute of Natural Fibres; pp. 87-92
(Dominika Pierprzyk, Institute of Natural Fibres, Poland)

9. Effects of Mycorrhization on Amount and Composition of Essential Oils of Marjoram; pp. 93-106
(Majorana hortensis), Caraway (Carum carvi L.) and Thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) (Jana Richter et al., Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

10. The Effect of Natural Dyes Used for Linen Fabric on UV-Blocking; pp. 107-116
(Katarzyna Schmidt, Institute of Natural Fibres, Poland)

11. Energetic - Utilization of the Excess Activated Sludge with Agricultural and Textile Industry Wastes; pp. 117-124
(J. Gasiorek et al., Institute of Natural Fibres, Poland)

Part II. Plant Biotechnology

12. The Use in vitro Methods for Obtaining of Flax Breeding Source Material; pp. 127-134
(Dace Grauda et al., University of Latvia, Latvia)

13. RAPD Analysis of Polish Cultivars of Monoecious Hemp; pp. 135-140
(Cannabis sativa L.) Karolina Wielgus and Micha³ P³awuszewski, Institute of Natural Fibres, Poland)

14. Progress in Maintenance Breeding of Polish Hemp Cultivar Bialobrzeskie; pp. 141-147
(L. Grabowska et al., Institute of Natural Fibres, Poland)

15. Regeneration of Polish Cultivars of Monoecious Hemp; pp. 149-154
(Cannabis sativa L.) Grown in vitro. (Micha³ P³awuszewski et al., Institute of Natural Fibres, Poland)

16. Molecular Characteristic of the Yellow Lupine Cytosolic Cyclophilin; pp. 155-163
(Katarzyna Nuc et al., August Cieszkowski University of Agriculture, Poland)

17. Breeding of Medicinal Plants in Poland; pp. 165-169
(Katarzyna £o¿ykowska, The Research Institute of Medicinal Plants, Poland)

18. Description of Selected Genotypes of Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) Stored in the INF Gene Bank; pp. 173-181
(G. Mañkowska et al., Institute of Natural Fibres, Poland)

Part III. News

19. An Integrated Wood Logistics Chain from the Forest to the Factory: Saxony-Anhalt Wood Demonstrator; pp. 183-186
(Ina Ehrhardt et al., Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, Germany)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   Pages: 7 x 10, 195pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60021-003-7
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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