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Plant Lipid Biosynthesis


Series: Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series Volume: 67

Edited By: John L Harwood

390 pages, 61 figs, 24 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Nov 1998 | #88737 | ISBN: 0521620740
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Brings together contributions from those working on both the fundamentals of plant lipid biosynthesis and also on more specifically applied aspects. These provide an up-to-date review of recent advances which illustrates that the fundamental and applied approaches are complimentary and synergistic.

'Overall this book provides a valuable review of recent advances in the field of plant lipid biosynthesis. The single contributions are self contained, well-illustrated and referenced and therefore a useful source for up-to-date information. I would recommend the book for every library in plant science institutions and to scientists who are interested in biochemistry/molecular biology of plant lipids or the genetic engineering of plants.' Claus Markstadter, Journal of Experimental Botany ' ! a useful publication for experts or senior graduate students working on plant lipids to survey recent progress in the relevant field'. Ikuo Nishida, Trends in Plant Science ' ! this volume is a useful publication for experts or senior graduate students working on plant lipids to survey recent progress in the relevant field ! the book is, in my experience, unique in having a special chapter describing what industry is requesting of academic research, and this will be helpful to those considering industrial applications.' Ikuo Nishida, Trends in Plant Science 'The book can be recommended for all experts interested in this field.' Photosynthetica


Preface; 1. What's so special about plant lipids? J. Harwood; 2. Biotin-dependent carboxylases and their biotinylation in higher plants C. Alban and R. Douce; 3. Down-regulation of lipid synthesis in plants implies higher orders of regulation in fatty acid biosynthesis A. White, K. Elborough, S. Hanley, A. Slabas; 4. Molecular structure of a reductase component of fatty acid synthase C. Baldock, J. Rafferty, A. Stuitje and D. Rice; 5. Fatty acid desaturases: structure, mechanism and regulation D. Murphy and P. Piffanelli; 6. Altering the fatty acid composition of vegetable oils J. Browse, J. Spychalla, J. Okuley and J. Lightner; 7. Engineering frost-resistance in plants by genetic manipulation P. Quinn; 8. Recent advances in plant fatty acid elongation F. Domergue, J.-J. Bessoule, P. Moreau, R. Lessire and C. Cassagne; 9. Triacylglycerol biosynthesis A. Stobart, S. Stymne, P. Shewry and J. Napier; 10. Molecular biology of acyltransferases involved in glycerolipid synthesis M. Frentzen and F. Wolter; 11. Production of specialised oils for industry A. Kinney; 12. Manipulating seed oils for polyunsaturated fatty acid content D. Knutson and V. Knauf; 13. Environmental effects on plant lipid biochemistry J. Harwood; 14. The future: industry requirements from advances in plant lipid research S. Bright and T. Hawkes; Index.

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