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Sunflowers: Cultivation, Nutrition, and Biodiesel Uses
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Editors: Victor C. Hughes
Book Description:
This book examines the cultivation, food and nutrition uses and biodiesel application of sunflowers and sunflower oil. This book presents current research data from across the globe in the study of sunflowers, including the bioenergy utilization of sunflower oil; sunflower responses to drought stress during early development; the applications of sunflower oil in food manufacturing; insect pest management of sunflowers; and the potential contribution of sunflower cultivation to social development, job creation, biofuel production and climate change adaptation in developing countries.

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Chapter 1 - Sunflower: Bioenergy Utilization pp. 1-46
Authors / Editors: (Martin Fajman, Radim Cerkal, Jiří Kamler, Vít Mareček, Dpt. of Technology and Automobile Transport, Faculty of Agronomy (FA), Mendel University in Brno (Mendelu in Brno), Zemědělská, Brno, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 2 - Methods of Cultivation and Important Factors Affecting the Yield and Quality of Sunflower pp. 47-98
Authors / Editors: (Radim Cerkal, Jiří Kamler, Petr Škarpa, Radovan Pokorný, Vít Mareček, Martin Fajman, Muška František, Dpt. of Crop Science, Breeding and Plant Medicine, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic, and others)

Chapter 3 - Sunflower Responses to Drought Stress during Early Development pp. 99-134
Authors / Editors: (Andrea Andrade, Paula Castillo, Ana Vigliocco, Sergio Alemano, Guillermina Abdala, Departamento de Ciencias Naturales, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Físico-Químicas Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Argentina)
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Chapter 4 - Applications of Sunflower Oil in Food Manufacture pp. 135-152
Authors / Editors: (Cristián Huck Iriart, María Lidia Herrera, University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Exacts and Natural Sciences, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 5 - Trace Element (TE) Uptake by Sunflower and its Implications for Biofuel and Biochar Production pp. 153-168
Authors / Editors: (Michael W.H. Evangelou, Hector M. Conesa, Erika Fässler, Rainer Schulin, Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Universitätstrasse, Zürich, Switzerland)

Chapter 6 - Challenges to Effective Management of Sunflower Insects on the High Plains pp. 169-182
Authors / Editors: (J.P. Michaud, Kansas State University, Agricultural Research Center, Hays, Kansas)

Chapter 7 - Innovative Sunflower Edible Oils with Modified Composition pp. 183-200
Authors / Editors: (Antonella De Leonardis, Vincenzo Macciola, Department of Agro-Alimentary, Environmental and Microbiological Sciences and Technologies (DiSTAAM), University of Molise, Via De Sanctis, Campobasso, Italy)

Chapter 8 - Sunflower Seed-based Products for Human Consumption pp. 201-216
Authors / Editors: (Maria de Lourdes Reis Giada, Department of Basic and Experimental Nutrition, Institute of Nutrition, Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 21941-590 Brazil)

Chapter 9 - Potential Contribution of Sunflower Cultivation to Social Development: Job Creation, Biofuel Production and Climate Change Adaptation in Developing Countries pp. 217-232
Authors / Editors: (Ryunosuke Kikuchi, ESAC, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Bencanta, Coimbra, Portugal)

Chapter 11 - Two-step synthesis of MLM-type structured lipids using enzymatic or combined enzymatic and chemical reactions pp. 249-302
Authors / Editors: (Gabriela Marta Tonetto, María Luján Ferreira, Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Química (PLAPIQUI-UNS-CONICET), Camino la Carrindanga km 7, B8000CPB Bahía Blanca, Argentina)

Chapter 12 - Enzymatic hydrolysis of sunflower lecithins using a microbial PLA2 pp. 303-316
Authors / Editors: (D. M. Cabezas, R. Madoery, B. W. K. Diehl and M. C. Tomás, Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Criotecnología de Alimentos (CIDCA) – CCT La Plata – CONICET - Facultad de Ciencias Exactas (FCE), Universidad Nacional de La Plata (FCE - UNLP) – 47 y 116 (1900), La Plata, Argentina, and others)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 332.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-309-8
   Status: AV
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