Author: Bob B. Buchanan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-07-02
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, 2nd Edition has been hailed as a major contribution to the plant sciences literature and critical acclaim has been matched by global sales success. Maintaining the scope and focus of the first edition, the second will provide a major update, include much new material and reorganise some chapters to further improve the presentation. This book is meticulously organised and richly illustrated, having over 1,000 full-colour illustrations and 500 photographs. It is divided into five parts covering: Compartments, Cell Reproduction, Energy Flow, Metabolic and Developmental Integration, and Plant Environment and Agriculture. Specific changes to this edition include: Completely revised with over half of the chapters having a major rewrite. Includes two new chapters on signal transduction and responses to pathogens. Restructuring of section on cell reproduction for improved presentation. Dedicated website to include all illustrative material. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants holds a unique place in the plant sciences literature as it provides the only comprehensive, authoritative, integrated single volume book in this essential field of study.
Author: Bandana Bose
Publisher: New India Publishing
Release Date: 2008-01-15
The Volume 2 of the treatise on the Developments in Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants provides additional information in the crucial areas for making precise and applied research in the national context, on the one hand, and to unravel the science, on the other hand. In the earlier volume, the theme of publishing this needful treatise has been already made obvious. However, in view of the experiences and enormous advances in plant science research in the last few decades providing enough insight to scan vital research in this century has, almost certainly, enlightened the path to undertake necessary research projects for the benefit of mankind to which we are indispensably committed. We, the plant physiologists, biochemists, molecular biologists and plant nutritionists must be proud of our support to the world's farmers which has helped them make their achievement possible. In this century, up to 2025, the human population is expected to double and that is in truth a serious issue for us to trace out the limiting factors reducing yield potentiality of crop plants, on the one hand, and to understand the science of related processes at different levels, alternatively. This principally necessitates for elucidation of dimensions of environmental stresses in relation to crop plants and their genotypes, optimally suitable to prevailing stress conditions. Of course, in the last few decades more emphasis was laid in this direction and remarkable progress has been made at the global scale to meet the challenges. Owing to this, distinguished scientists have been consistently reviewing and synchronizing the manifold research and signifying specific research of basic and applied implication in classified segment. It is delightful to mention that our attempt to sufficiently provide the essential and comprehensive literature to speed up important research in explicit areas of plant sciences has been once again tremendously satisfactory due to exceptional dedication of illustrious Indian scientists in the preparation of this momentous work. This treatise has been ordered with twelve excellent contributions in the form of review articles by thirty well- known Indian workers and academicians. The reviews are relevant to guide for theme oriented research as well as for scientific future planning of research projects. The four applicable sections related to: I. Sustainable Crop Productivity, II. Recent Advances in Plant Metabolism; III. Molecular Physiology of Plants; IV. Environmental Stresses in Plants consist of over twelve meaningful review articles as substantial chapteMoreover, as promised, prominence has been given to compile extremely important aspects of Stress Physiology. The detailed choice of the contents of the various contributions has been left largely to the individual authoDoubtless, this book will be of immense help to scientists, teachers and students of almost all disciplines of Agriculture, Botany and Biotechnology."
Author: John Peter Williams
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-11-11
The 12th International Symposium on Plant Lipids was held at the University of Toronto, Canada, from July 7th to 12th, 1996. The conference was attended by over 200 scientists from university, government and corporate laboratories from 24 different countries. The topics covered in the symposium ranged from basic physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of plant lipids to transformation and genetic engineering of crop plants. Oil seed plants were a particular focus of the symposium. There were 62 oral and 96 posters presentations. A special lecture in memory of the founder of this series of symposium, Terry Galliard, was presented by John Shanklin. This Proceedings Book has been dedicated to Grattan Roughan for his important contributions to our knowledge of plant lipid metabolism. This volume contains manuscripts submitted from most of the presentations at the symposium. It provides a useful summary of the major fields of plant lipid studies and our present state of knowledge. The papers are arranged in eight sections covering the major areas in the field of plant physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of plant lipids. We would like to thank Valerie Imperial, Rajesh Khetarpal and Mary Williams for their invaluable help in organizing and running the meetings and excursions. John P. Williams, Mobashsher U. Khan and Nora W. Lem Toronto, Canada, October 1996 xvii DEDICATION This volume is dedicated to Grattan Roughan.
Nunmehr liegt die 2., grA1/4ndlich A1/4berarbeitete und aktualisierte Auflage des gut eingefA1/4hrten Lehrbuches von Hans-Walter Heldt, einem der renommiertesten deutschen Pflanzenbiochemiker, vor. Der Autor spannt den Bogen von der Photosynthese A1/4ber PrimAr- und SekundArstoffwechsel sowie Phytohormone bis hin zu aktuellen Themen wie Molekulargenetik und Gentechnik. Die Pflanzenbiochemie ist auch auf vielen Feldern der angewandten Forschung von groAer Bedeutung, etwa in der Pflanzenzucht und Biotechnologie sowie der Wirkstoff-Forschung an Pflanzen. Neueste wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse fanden Eingang in dieses Buch, und an vielen Stellen zeigt der Autor die Grenzen unseres derzeitigen Wissens auf. Kompetenz und AktualitAt, klare Darstellung und gute VerstAndlichkeit - das sind die Kennzeichen dieses Lehrbuches. Mit sorgfAltig erstellten zweifarbigen Abbildungen erfA1/4llt es einen hohen didaktischen Anspruch und reiht sich unter die besten Biochemie-LehrbA1/4cher. ((Foto wie auf 1. Auflage, liegt sicherlich in Produktion als Film)) Prof. Dr. Hans-Walter Heldt, Jahrgang 1934, leitet die Abteilung fA1/4r Biochemie der Pflanze am Albrecht-von-Haller-Institut fA1/4r Pflanzenwissenschaften der UniversitAt GAttingen. Seine Forschungsinteressen gelten dem Photosynthese-Stoffwechsel hAherer Pflanzen und dem Metabolitentransport. FA1/4r seine Arbeiten wurde er 1993 mit dem Max-Planck-Forschungspreis ausgezeichnet. Dozentenstimmen zur 1. Auflage: ”Das Buch hat den Mut, komplexe Sachverhalte einfach darzustellen und notfalls auf die letzten Feinheiten und Varianten zu verzichten. Trotzdem bleibt die Darstellung korrekt, und sie ist auf dem aktuellen Stand. Das ist genau das, was die Studenten brauchen.>Pflanzenbiochemie aus einem GuA; in der Tiefe und in der Breite mit groAem VerstAndnis fA1/4r Regulation und Funktionen in der ganzen Pflanze. Auf so etwas haben wir lange gewartet.
Author: Hans-Walter Heldt
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Botanical chemistry
This textbook explains the basic principles and major themes in plant biochemistry and molecular biology to students. It provides not only a thorough grounding in the subject to an advanced level, but also describes its many practical applications, for example the use of genetic engineering to improve crop plants and to provide raw materials for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. The latest research findings have been included wherever possible, and areas of future research are identified. There are full references to the scientific literature.
The increased knowledge about the structure of genomes in a number of species, about the complexity of transcriptomes, and the rapid growth in knowledge about mutant phenotypes have set off the large scale use of transgenes to answer basic biological questions, and to generate new crops and novel products. Bioengineering and Molecular Biology of Plant Pathways includes twelve chapters, which to variable degrees describe the use of transgenic plants to explore possibilities and approaches for the modification of plant metabolism, adaptation or development. The interests of the authors range from tool development, to basic biochemical know-how about the engineering of enzymes, to exploring avenues for the modification of complex multigenic pathways, and include several examples for the engineering of specific pathways in different organs and developmental stages. Prologue by Paul K. Stumpf and Eric E. Conn Incorporates new concepts and insights in plant biochemistry and biology Provides a conceptual framework regarding the challenges faced in engineering pathways Discusses potential in engineering of metabolic end-products that are of vast economical importance, including genetic engineering of cellulose, seed storage proteins, and edible and industrial oils
Author: Peter J. Davies
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
Release Date: 1995
Plant hormones: hormone synthesis and metabolism, other hormonal compounds, how hormones work, molecular aspects of hormone synthesis and action, hormone analysis the functioning of hormones in plant growth and evelopment.
Author: John A. Bailey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This book is a collection of papers presented at a NATO Advanced Research Workshop on "Biology and Molecular Biology of Plant-Pathogen Interactions" which was held at Dillington College, Ilminster, UK, 1-6 September 1985. It had been preceded by Advanced Study Institutes at Porte Conte, Sardinia in 1975 and at Cape Sounion, Greece in 1981. In recent years, methods for the manipulation and transfer of genes have revolutionized our understanding of gene structure and function. It was thus opportune to bring together scientists from distinct disciplines, e. g. plant pathology, cytology, biochemistry and molecular biology to discuss our present understanding of cellular interactions between plants. We also explored how the potential offered by the newer molecular technologies could best be realized. It soon became evident at the Workshop, and is a repeated theme of this publication, that future research will need concentrated multi disciplinary programmes. Many of the new approaches will be valuable. For example, immunocytochemistry does, for the first time, allow molecules to be located precisely within infected tissues. Equally, the methods of DNA isolation and gene transformation will facilitate the isolation and characterization of genes associated with pathogenesis and specificity. The description at the Workshop of immunocytochemical protocols and of transformation systems for pathogenic fungi have already stimulated an upsurge in research on plant-pathogen relationships. The papers discuss many interactions between plants and fungal and bacterial pathogens, but also provide a comparison with mycorrhizal and symbiotic relationships, and those involving mycoparasites.
Author: R.A. Schilperoort
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-12-06
It is very clear nowadays that plants offer several opportunities for basic studies, e.g. on development and embryogenesis, and that the fundamental principles laid open contribute to the development of new tools for plant breeding. Within the scope of the present publication, the editors have had to make a difficult choice from the many important subjects that have contributed to the remarkable progress of our molecular biological understanding of complex biological problems. This has resulted in review papers showing the present state of the art in genetic engineering, gene expression and its manipulation, microbe and insect interactions with plants, transposable elements and gene tagging, plant and organ development, the function and structure of the genome chloroplasts, and lipid biosynthesis. All papers have been written in such a way that they are also useful for non-experts interested in a particular field, as well as for students following courses in plant molecular biology. Besides presenting the state of the art, each paper gives some historical background to the developments in the field as well as perspectives for further basic research and applications. Because of the latter, scientists and students engaged in plant breeding will also profit from this publication.
This book provides up-to-date coverage at an advanced level of a range of topics in the biochemistry and molecular biology of plant hormones, with particular emphasis on biosynthesis, metabolism and mechanisms of action. Each contribution is written by acknowledged experts in the field, providing definitive coverage of the field. No other modern book covers this subject matter at such an advanced level so comprehensively. It will be invaluable to university libraries and scientists in the plant biotechnology industries.
Up-to-date, accurate information on recent developments in crop protection! Fungal Disease Resistance in Plants: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Genetic Engineering presents the latest developments in crop protection from fungal infection. Leading experts in botany, plant breeding, and plant pathology contribute their knowledge to help reduce and possibly prevent new outbreaks of devastating crop epidemics caused by fungi. With exciting new advances in molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetic engineering, this informative book will help researchers, professors, and students further their understanding of plant defenses. Fungal Disease Resistance in Plants is your guide to understanding the various barriers that plants have developed through evolution and adaptation to protect themselves from invading fungal pathogens. Defenses include physical barriers such as thick cell walls and chemical compounds expressed by the plant when attacked. Still other plants have acquired proteins that play an important role in defense. This book discusses these evolutionary traits and introduces new scientific techniques to engineer resistance in plants that have no built-in protection. Fungal Disease Resistance in Plants explores: cellular expression of resistance to fungal pathogens the hypersensitive response and its role in disease resistance induced plant resistance to fungal pathogens--mechanisms and practical applications pathogenesis-related proteins and their roles in resistance to fungal pathogens signal transduction--plant networks, delivery, and response to fungal infection fungus genes as they relate to disease susceptibility and resistance Without intense research and scientific study, catastrophic harvest failures due to fungal diseases could cause food shortages, human and animal poisonings, and economic loss throughout the world. Augmented with tables, figures, and extensive references, this state-of-the-art source of research material is valuable for scientists and researchers in universities, private organizations, government institutions, and agricultural organizations interested in plant defenses and future crop preservation.
Author: Peter J. Lea
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release Date: 1993-01-01
As research in plant metabolism and molecular biology continues to make great progress it has become essential for plant scientists to have an overview of both disciplines. With this in mind, the editors of this volume present a timely and comprehensive textbook. The book begins with the mechanisms by which energy is generated within both chloroplasts and mitochondria, using either the photosynthetic light reactions or the metabolism of carbohydrates via glycolysis and the Krebs cycle. It continues with photosynthetic carbon and nitrogen metabolism and nitrogen fixation and the way in which this carbon and nitrogen is utilized in the synthesis of various products. The structure of the genome in the nucleus, chloroplasts and mitochondria is described, as is the regulation of gene expression, the control of development and finally the technology of genetic manipulation of plants. Drawing on their own teaching and research experience the editors and contributors have provided a unique and generously illustrated overview of plant metabolism and molecular biology. This textbook will be an invaluable aid to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the plant sciences and to all those requiring an introduction to current concepts in plant metabolism.