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Genetic engineering approaches to improve bioethanol production from maize

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Genetic engineering approaches to improve bioethanol production from maize
Abstract

Biofuels such as bioethanol are becoming a viable alternative to fossil fuels. Utilizing agricultural biomass for the production of biofuel has drawn much interest in many science and engineering disciplines. As one of the major crops, maize offers promise in this regard. Compared to other crops with biofuel potential, maize can provide both starch (seed) and cellulosic (stover) material for bioethanol production. However, the combination of food, feed and fuel in one crop, although appealing, raises concerns related to the land delineation and distribution of maize grown for energy versus food and feed. To avoid this dilemma, the conversion of maize biomass into bioethanol must be improved. Conventional breeding, molecular marker assisted breeding and genetic engineering have already had, and will continue to have, important roles in maize improvement. The rapidly expanding information from genomics and genetics combined with improved genetic engineering technologies offer a wide range of possibilities for enhanced bioethanol production from maize.

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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Current Opinion in Biotechnology - Volume 18, Issue 3, June 2007, Pages 193–199
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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