Bioenergy Crops: A Sustainable Means of Phytoremediation

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Bioenergy Crops: A Sustainable Means of Phytoremediation Editors: Om Parkash Dhankher, Jos T. Puthur Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Pages: 270 Illustrations and other contents: 35 Tables, black and white; 2 Line drawings, color; 17 Line drawings, black and white; 6 Halftones, color; 11 Halftones, black and white; 8 Illustrations, color; 28 Illustrations, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9780367489137 Categories: , , , , , , , , ,

Presents dual aspects of hyperaccumulators in phytoremediation and bioenergy production. Highlights the future face of industries in phytoremediation and bioenergy production. Focuses the promising candidates exploits as hyperaccumulator and biomass producers. Explains the role of algae and microbes in bioremediation and bioenergy production. Represents a comprehensive, up to date analysis in the field of phytoremediation as well as bioenergy production.

Weight0.671 kg

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Author Biography

Dr. Jos T. Puthur, Professor in the Department of Botany, University of Calicut, Malappuram, Kerala, India, is an eminent plant physiologist and expert in the area of 'osmoregulation, biochemical and molecular responses, as well as alterations in photosynthetic processes of plants exposed to abiotic stresses'. He was awarded with TWAS research grant for promising scientific research projects, BOYSCAST fellowship of DST, Govt. of India, UGC Fellowship under Indo-Hungarian Educational Exchange programme, and TWAS-UNESCO Associate ship at centers of Excellence in South (CEFOBI, Rosario, Argentina). He is a faculty member of the massive online open course (MOOC) of Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC), MHRD, Govt of India. He was selected as a visiting scientist under INSADFG programme of International Scientific Collaboration and Exchange of Scientists to Institut fur Molekulare Physiologie und Biotechnologie der Pflanzen (IMBIO), University of Bonn, Germany. He was a Visiting Scientist at the Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary. He has guided 10 students for Ph.D. and published 100 research publications in well reputed national and international journals. Dr. Om Parkash Dhankher, Professor of Agriculture Biotechnology in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (U.S.A) received his M.Sc. and M. Phil. in Botany from Kurukshetra University (India) and Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from Durham University (United Kingdom). He was the recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship by the Commonwealth Commission London. He developed the first transgenic plant-based approach for arsenic phytoremediation by combining the expression of two bacterial genes and translating this research from model plant Arabidopsis to high biomass non-food field crops. His major research focus is phytoremediation, bio-energy production, and developing climate-resilient crops. Along with this, his laboratory is developing arsenic-free and arsenic tolerant food crops in order to improve human health using both forward and reverse genetic approaches. Prof. Dhankher has published more than 100 referred publications and book chapters in high impact journals including Nature, Nature Biotechnology, PNAS, Plant Cell, Plant Biotechnology, New Phytologist, Plant Physiology, Environmental Science & Technology, etc., three edited books, guest edited five special issues for several journals, and six international patents were awarded to him. He is an elected fellow of Indian Society of Plant Physiology and a member of the executive committee of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), and was elected as the Vice President for the International Society for Phytotechnologies (IPS, 2015-2022). Prof. Dhankher is also serving as the senior associate editor for the International Journal of Phytoremediation, editor for the International Journal of Plant & Environment; Plant Physiology Reports, and the associate editor for the Crop Science, Plants, and the Food and Energy Security journal, etc. He has supervised over two dozen Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and postdoctoral research associates. Prof. Dhankher has established widespread national and international collaborations with researchers in Australia, India, China, Italy, Egypt, U.K., and USA.