Effective utilization of agro- industrial by- products, Biology

Research Priorities for Effective Utilization of Agro- Industrial By- Products

Biotechnology including recombinant DNA techniques provides for genetic modifications in plants and other organisms that would not be possible with traditional technologies. This technology not only provides for opportunity to express new or improved traits, but also provides genetic identification tools which are accelerating the traditional plant breeding process. The quality traits associated with improvements  in critical amino acids and energy utilization and reduction in negative nutritional factors offer the greatest economic opportunity in the more expensive feed formulation inputs. The targeted quality traits in corn grain from traditional genetic technologies and biotechnology are increased protein, lysine, methionine, oil, starch yield, modified starch, amino acids, oil composition, pigments, decreased phytate and added fructo- oligosaccharides.


Development of high oil corn which contains a high proportion of germ resulted in not only an increase in oil content but also protein, lysine and other essential amino acids, as the germ contains protein of higher quality than the endosperm. Quality traits targeted for expression from traditional genetic technologies and biotechnology in soybean include increased crude protein, lysine, methionine, and oil, modified oil composition and decreased oligosaccharides, lipogenase and trypsin inhibitor.


As of to date, no nutritional quality traits from biotechnology either with corn or soybeans have been commercialized. However, the added value grains will have an expanded role in the livestock feed industry.

  • Thrust areas for future research
  •  Evolving high yielding oil seed varieties with zero or low levels of anti-nutritional factors
  •  Tapping new protein and energy sources and exploitation of un-conventional feed resources of vegetable origin
  •  Development of aflatoxin resistant groundnut varieties
  •  Technology development for low residual oil containing varieties, and
  •  Improved post-harvest technology

 

Posted Date: 9/14/2012 2:27:06 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Effective utilization of agro- industrial by- products, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Effective utilization of agro- industrial by- products, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Effective utilization of agro- industrial by- products Discussions

Write discussion on Effective utilization of agro- industrial by- products
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Oligomeric enzymes Oligomeric proteins consist of two or more polypeptide chains, which are usually linked to each other by non-covalent interactions and never by peptide bonds

What is Cytogenetics? Before the advent of modern technology, the American biologists Thomas Hunt Morgan, G.W. Beadle, H. Sturtevant, Barbara McClintock, and others contributed

How have prokaryotic cells given origin to aerobic eukaryotic cells and to photosynthetic aerobic eukaryotic cells? As per to the most accepted hypothesis aerobic eukaryotic ce

Minerals :- Aluminium                Food Source       Low and variable in foods, component of some antacids and leavening agents Nutritional Functional role Possib

Inspiration decreases the pressure in the central veins and thus increases the pressure gradient between the peripheral and central veins thus augmenting venous return. Skeletal mu

ENZYMES IN CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS The rationale for measuring plasma or serum enzyme levels is based on the premise that these  levels reflect changes  that  have  occurred  in  a

Glycogen  synthase exists  in two forms:   the phosphorylated form designated  as  'D' form is the  inactive one and  the dephoshorylated form designated as  'I'  form is the activ

Hydrops amnii (Hydramnios) Hydramnios is a rare condition. Excessive accumulation of amniotic fluid can be the result of foetal dysgenesis and agenesis. The increase of amniot

Define Regents for Estimation of Reducing Sugar by Fehling Soxhlet Method? Fehling A solution - copper sulphate solution Fehling B solution - alkaline tartarate so

how nerve signals are transmitted