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The Biological Efficiency of Protein Production

The Biological Efficiency of Protein Production

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C. R. W. Spedding, K. L. Blaxter, A. A. Woodham, J. C. McKenzie, K. E. Hunt, A. J. Keys, R. N. H. Whitehouse, N. W. Pirie, Th. Alberda, J. P. Cooper, P. F. Wareing, P. J. Buttery, E. F. Annison, J. C. Bowman, R. V. Large, P. N. Wilson, V. R. Fowler, C. C. Balch, J. Phillipson, IT. Homb, D. C. Joshi, H. A. Reiger, G. Williams, P. A. Jewell, F. Aylward, B. J. F. Hudson, M. T. Heydeman, T. Walker, J. T. Worgan, E. J. Rolfe, A. Spicer
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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521279406

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  • This 1973 volume reports the proceedings of a symposium held at the University of Reading in 1971. The main purpose of the symposium was to consider the relative biological efficiency of alternative methods of protein production by both plants and animals, at the level of tissue, the individual and the population, in a variety of environments. Although the main contributions deal with an agricultural framework, emphasis is placed on understanding the underlying biological processes. Introductory sections highlight the wide scope of the subject, the reasons for concern about protein production and the meanings that should be attached to the term biological efficiency. To provide further background to the discussions, economic and social aspects of protein production are considered. Since the primary intention was to achieve a synthesis of all the contributions, the book also contains the reports of discussion leaders who were invited to the guide.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521279406
    • length: 398 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editor's preface
    Foreword C. R. W. Spedding
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. The purpose of protein production K. L. Blaxter
    2. The meaning of biological efficiency C. R. W. Spedding
    3. Future demand for protein foods A. A. Woodham
    4. Factors affecting demand for protein products J. C. McKenzie
    5. Economics of protein production K. E. Hunt
    Part II. The Biological Efficiency of Protein Production by Plants:
    6. Biochemical aspects of the conversion of inorganic nitrogen into plant protein A. J. Keys
    7. The potential of cereal grain crops for protein production R. N. H. Whitehouse
    8. Plants as sources of unconventional protein foods N. W. Pirie
    9. Potential protein production of temperate grasses Th. Alberda
    Discussion report J. P. Cooper and P. F. Wareing
    Part III. The Biological Efficiency of Protein Production by Animals:
    10. Considerations of the efficiency of amino acid and protein metabolism in animals P. J. Buttery and E. F. Annison
    11. Possibilities for changing by genetic means the biological efficiency of protein production by whole animals J. C. Bowman
    12. Factors affecting the efficiency of protein production by populations of animals R. V. Large
    13. The biological efficiency of protein production by animal production enterprises P. N. Wilson
    Discussion report V. R. Fowler and C. C. Balch
    Part IV. The Biological Efficiency of Protein Production by Ecosystems:
    14. The biological efficiency of protein production by grazing and other land-based systems J. Phillipson
    15. The biological efficiency of protein production by stall-fed ruminants IT. Homb and D. C. Joshi
    16. Ecological factors affecting amounts of protein harvested from aquatic ecosystems H. A. Reiger
    Discussion report G. Williams and P. A. Jewell
    Part V. The Biological Efficiency of Industrial Systems of Protein Production:
    17. Conversion of agricultural produce for use as human food F. Aylward and B. J. F. Hudson
    18. Aspects of protein production by unicellular organisms M. T. Heydeman
    19. Protein production by unicellular organisms from hydrocarbon substrates T. Walker
    20. Protein production by micro-organisms from carbohydrate substrates J. T. Worgan
    Discussion report E. J. Rolfe and A. Spicer
    List of participants
    Index.

  • Editor

    J. G. W. Jones

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    C. R. W. Spedding, K. L. Blaxter, A. A. Woodham, J. C. McKenzie, K. E. Hunt, A. J. Keys, R. N. H. Whitehouse, N. W. Pirie, Th. Alberda, J. P. Cooper, P. F. Wareing, P. J. Buttery, E. F. Annison, J. C. Bowman, R. V. Large, P. N. Wilson, V. R. Fowler, C. C. Balch, J. Phillipson, IT. Homb, D. C. Joshi, H. A. Reiger, G. Williams, P. A. Jewell, F. Aylward, B. J. F. Hudson, M. T. Heydeman, T. Walker, J. T. Worgan, E. J. Rolfe, A. Spicer

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