Regulation of Primary Metabolic Pathways in Plants

Regulation of Primary Metabolic Pathways in Plants : Proceedings of the Phytochemical Society of Europe

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The emphasis of the book is centred on processes related to the dominant pathways of carbohydrate production and utilisation, and is arranged to reflect the current focus of researchers on three broadly overlapping areas of investigation. Topics include the molecular architecture of selected enzymes of primary metabolism, the integration of metabolism between organelles, cells, tissues and organs, and the manipulation of major pathways of carbohydrate metabolism. Each of the contributors is an internationally recognised researcher who presents a cogent summary of recent advances in the field. The volume will be of particular value to undergraduates, graduates and advanced researchers in plant biology, biotechnology and biochemistry, as well as researchers in related areas of plant physiology, crop production and horticulture who need to keep abreast of current developments in the understanding of the fundamental aspects of plant carbohydrate metabolism.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 160 x 238.8 x 25.4mm | 567g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • 18 SW-Abb.
  • 079235494X
  • 9780792354949

Table of contents

Rubisco: Attempts to Reform a Promiscuous Enzyme; M.A.J. Parry, et al. 2. Insights into the Active Site of the Plant Alternative Oxidase and its Relationship to Function; C. Affourtit, A.L. Moore. 3. The Many-Faceted Function of Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase in Plants; R.C. Leegood, et al. 4. Folate Synthesis and Compartmentation in Higher Plants; F. Rebeille, R. Douce. 5. Structure and Function of Plastid Metabolite Transporters; U.-I. Flugge, et al. 6. Integration of Metabolism within Non-Photosynthetic Plastids, and with the Cytosol; M.J. Emes, et al. 7. Carbon Flux to Fatty Acids in Plastids; S. Rawsthorne, et al. 8. Compartmentation of Metabolites between the Subcellular Compartments of leaves, the Apoplast, the Phloem and the Storage Tissue of Different Crop Plants; G. Lohaus, et al. 9. Regulation of Starch Synthesis in Storage Organs; A.M. Smith. 10. The Integration of Sucrose and Fructan Metabolism in Temperate Grasses and Cereals; C.J. Pollock, et al. 11. Expression of Fructosyltransferase Genes in Transgenic Plants; I. Vijn, et al. 12. The Application of Transgenic Technology to the Study of Sink Metabolism in Potato; R. Trethewey, L. Willmitzer. 13. Increasing the Flux in a Metabolix Pathway: A Metabolic Control Analysis Perspective; D.A. Fell, S. Thomas. 14. Nitrate Acts as a Signal to Control Gene Expression, Metabolism and Biomass Allocation; M. Stitt, W.-R. Scheible.
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Review quote

The book can be recommended to all scientists who are interested in a particular topic of plant metabolism...' Journal of Plant Physiology, 157 (2000) The editors are to be congratulated on maintaining the high standards of previous Proceedings of the Phytochemical Society of Europe and producing a text which will be of value to students and researchers in plant biochemistry, biotechnology and physiology. I thoroughly recommend this book to relevant libraries within universities and research institutes where it will serve as a valuable reference source and stimulate more research into the fundamental aspects of plant carbohydrate metabolism.' Plant Growth Regulation, 33(2001) To summarize, the information content of this book is high and timely. It will be useful, as the editors aim, as a state-of-the-art overview of the subject area. Both students and researchers will find it an essential source book.' Biologia Plantarum, 43: 4(2000)
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